Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka
Published by: University of Minnesota Press
256 pages, 241.00 x 241.00 x 13.00 mm, 400 color plates
- ISBN: 9780989262750
- Published: June 2017
A fascinating chapter of Lake Minnetonka history
If you’ve ever sailed, boated, or paddled past a vintage boathouse on Lake Minnetonka and wished its rustic wooden walls could talk, you’ll love this beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched volume about Minnesota’s famed lake.
Never before has a book so carefully documented the interior views and history of Lake Minnetonka’s boathouses, and with more than 400 stunning pictures, you will feel like you are “up north at the lake.” Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka gives the reader an insider’s view into the most enchanting boathouses of Lake Minnetonka, including today’s appearance and vintage photos of nearly three-dozen boathouses. Experience the fascinating stories of the history of the original families and the current owners, who consider themselves caretakers of these alluring lakeside retreats.
"Karen Melvin and her collaborators have been producing beautiful books on legendary Minnesota homes for nearly a decade now. But Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka may be their best effort yet. The intimate charms of these storied lakeside structures have brought out the very best in Melvin’s photography and Melinda Nelson’s storytelling."—Chris Hudson, Architecture Minnesota