Minnetonka, Minnesota


The Island Residences

WINNER

2016 NAIOP Award of Excellence

LEED for Homes: Silver Certification

The vision for The Island Residences at Carlson Center Apartments was to bring additional life and vitality to the unique setting of the Carlson Center campus by adding 24/7 life to the property. It is a  174-unit, five-story, Class A residential building located in the heart of Carlson Center, a corporate  office campus nestled within a secluded natural oasis of green space bounded by water on all sides. Previously, the island functioned as respite from executive life, both in its walkable trails and as a scenic view from the surrounding office towers – but only during business hours. Now that many people call The Island home, the trails and views are accessible to more people more often.

The building is positioned to preserve the natural and wild environment and the site provides direct access to outdoor amenities and includes waterfront views from all sides. At five stories above grade with two levels of parking below, the project meshes seamlessly into the landscape. Residents and guests access the island via a new vehicular bridge and a sweeping drive up the slope into a European-style auto court at the entrance of the building.