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The Lake family room features a large brick wood-burning fireplace and an entertainment center that hides the television. It rises out of the bottom of the center with a click of a button.

The lakeside retreat

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It was the tall windows and steeply pitched roof that hooked Cliff Lake on his family's vacation home on Detroit Lake five years ago -- or so said his wife, Susan.


Since they purchased the property, the Lakes remodeled parts of the house to accommodate the lifestyle they lead there while away from their full time home in Wayzata, Minn.

What resulted is an open floor plan and plenty of fun to keep their kids and grandkids occupied.

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