Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka

Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka

by Karen Melvin, Melinda Nelson




A fascinating chapter of Lake Minnetonka history

Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka is a beautiful 240-page coffee-table book by award-winning author and photographer Karen Melvin and by writer Melinda Nelson. 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 over 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 of the current owners, who consider themselves caretakers of these alluring lakeside retreats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989262750
Publisher: Big Picture Press LLC
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karen Melvin is a freelance photographer based in the Twin Cities. She photographs for architects, magazines, interior designers, book publishers, and national advertising clients. Karen’s two previous books of architecture and history are regional best-sellers.

Melinda Nelson writes about all aspects of living beautifully, including architecture, construction, interior design, and landscaping, as well as entertaining, decorating, retail, and other lifestyle topics. She received a Bronze award from the Minnesota Magazine Publisher Association, and she lives in the historic village of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka.

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