Windsor Companies
Landscape Architects & Designers
Orono traditional-landscape


An elegantly landscaped estate was designed to frame views, offer tranquility, and provide numerous spaces with a variety of experiences.

Long, meandering bluestone paths interconnect formal garden spaces with natural woodlands. World-famous bronze sculpture provides personality to an otherwise pastoral place. Groundcovers of Pachysandra, Hosta, and Heuchera are planted en masse to firmly shape garden spaces. A stone wall retains the generous main bluestone terrace. Though it resides a half-mile from the water, the home is positioned perfectly to provide a captivating view of Lake Minnetonka.

Over many years the evolution of this home and landscape has earned Windsor Companies numerous design awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Photos by Paul Crosby

What Houzz contributors are saying:

"The property provides a variety of experiences," says Arnosti. The setting is atop a hill over Lake Minnetonka. A bold axis in the form of a wide bluestone path lined in shrubs connects the back of the house and the terrace to a modern sculpture. Wing walls surrounding the sculpture terrace frame the spectacular view.
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Sculpture Gardens on a Minnesota LakefrontOnce a tangled woodland, this expansive property takes advantage of the spaces and outdoor views, including one of Lake Minnetonka.

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5791san added this to Garden
May 11, 2014
its the piece of art I like
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April 30, 2014
love the wrought iron with the pilasters
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March 30, 2014
On Lake Minnetonka, MC. Windsor Companies
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September 3, 2013
Wall with iron!
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Metal railing design
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terraced steps to a focal point
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Sculpture Gardens on a Minnesota Lakefront
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Front walk way
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upper patio if walkout is on east side
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French formal design
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cool sitout
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framing views
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Sculpture Gardens on a Minnesota Lakefront Once a tangled woodland, this expansive property takes advantage of the spaces and outdoor views, including one of Lake Minnetonka.
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July 25, 2012
like this nice clean look
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structure, boxwood,patio
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I like the idea of adding sculpture to my garden design.
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like how the hedges of this property ties all the spaces together
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