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2010 Homes By Architects Guide

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CityDeskStudio, Inc.
612-872-2398, www.citydeskstudio.com

Christian Dean, AIA,
Bob Ganser, AIA, Ben Awes, AIA, and Krista Jensen

1242 Angelo Dr.,
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Directions: Hwy. 100 to Duluth St.
East on Duluth St. (Duluth St. becomes Golden Valley Rd.)
South on Spring Valley Rd. South on Angelo Dr.

This home enjoys stunning elevated views over Sweeney Lake of Wirth Park and the Minneapolis skyline from almost anywhere in the house. This house is about matching an expansive interior volume with an equally bold site experience. The interior experience is an unexpected surprise after walking up to a low slung modern front. Simplify and edit was the overarching design principle for the design of this new modern home sitting on the crest of a hill. The homeowner, a designer and architecture buff set the tone for the home, inspired by his interest in mid century modernism. The design process was a collaborative and iterative process of homeowner initiated sketches and design team refinements thru a series of back and forth edits and enhancements.



McMonigal Architects, LLC

Rosemary McMonigal, AIA

76 Groveland Terrace,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions: Hwy 394 to Dunwoody Blvd.
East on Dunwoody Blvd. South on Lyndale.
Merge into Hennepin Ave.
West onto Groveland Terrace.

This extensive remodel maintains the architectural integrity of the 1920’s exterior while updating portions of the interior with modern European aesthetics. Over half of the house was remodeled including the kitchen, family, dining, three baths, and owner’s bedroom suite. Generous windows bringing daylight and downtown views to the kitchen and family room extend to new deck perched in treetops. The kitchen features multiple work areas with spacious storage, appliances including wok and steam cooking, all within sleek Italian cabinetry. The second-floor guest bath and owner’s closet doubled in size by incorporating adjoining spaces.



Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.
612-285-7275, www.rehkamplarson.com

Mark Larson, AIA
and Will Spencer

801 N. Washington Ave.,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Directions: Hwy 94 to Washington Ave. N.
South on Washington Ave. N.

The renovation of this downtown Minneapolis loft began as an effort to bring warmth, refinement, storage/display space for art, books and wine collections and better acoustic separation to a raw, drafty space located in the original loading dock area of the building. A modern gas fireplace, clad in steel plate and wood slats, was added against an exposed concrete block wall with a 12’ long rolling steel bookshelf below. Tall mahogany shelving frames the glass garage door to the public courtyard and balconies were added to bring warmth and function to the space at its edges. The kitchen was extended and refinished with high gloss car lacquer, steel countertops and new lighting. The resulting space is a testament to the creative process and the collaboration of client, architect and craftspeople.



SALA Architects, Inc.
Mpls: 612-379-3037, Stillwater: 651-351-0961,

Katherine Hillbrand, AIA

2043 Loren Road,
Roseville, MN 55113
Directions: 1-35W to Exit 19/ Cleveland Ave.
South on Cleveland Ave. N.
East on Loren Road

The ultimate significance of this home comes from a dynamic exchange between sensible materials being put to good use and organic thinking. Setting aside any stylistic rules, it reveals a devotion to originality in its versatile response to context, point in time, function and sustainable building objectives. Asymmetrical gables define distinct living areas and are connected by horizontal roofs that support drought tolerant vegetation. Each space serves a specific function, yet the spaces are somewhat open-ended and flexible, eliminating the need for additional square footage. Formed concrete walls give it a sculptural finish while durable concrete floors are polished to a high gloss revealing the nature of embedded stone aggregate. South facing windows and skylights enliven the rooms with natural light and solar warmth.



David Heide Design Studio
612-337-5060, www.DHDstudio.com

Mark Nelson, AIA, David Heide, Assoc. AIA,
Brad Belka and Michael Krull

235 Lexington Pkwy S.,
St. Paul, MN 55105
Directions: I-94 to Lexington Pkwy.
South on Lexington Pkwy.

Built in 1922, this standard-issue Prairie School residence in Saint Paul was in need of a complete remodeling to restore its historic details and improve the function and layout of the first floor. The key to the remodeling was a 390-square foot addition to the rear of the house, which includes a new kitchen (the original kitchen is now the breakfast room), mudroom, and powder room, all with aesthetics to enhance the historic integrity of the original structure.



David Heide Design Studio
612-337-5060, www.DHDstudio.com

Mark Nelson, AIA,
David Heide, Assoc. AIA
and Brad Belka

516 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions: Hwy I-94. South on Dale St.
East on Summit Ave.

Constructed by the contractor of the Minnesota State Capital, this Beaux Arts Renaissance-style residence was once the home of Sinclair Lewis and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This residence is an example of a decades-long and on-going restoration and commitment to preservation. Built in 1914, much of the house has been thoughtfully updated: bathrooms, central air conditioning, and interior finishes. These modern amenities make the building relevant for today’s living, yet are respectful to its historic integrity.



Charles R. Stinson, Architects
952-473-9503, www.crsarch.com

Charles Stinson, AIA

1255 Sylvandale Road,
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Directions: I-35W to 62E. 62E merges into 55E.
East on Hwy110.
North on Hwy149 (Dodd Rd.).
West on Ivy Falls Ave.
South on Sylvandale Rd.

This project is a complete renovation and addition to an existing traditional home for this family of four. It features a new pool and outdoor living area along with a very modern and fresh interior utilizing green products and materials. The exterior is a clean, modern abstraction to the very traditional structure. This project is a great example of blending into an existing traditional neighborhood. It shows how we can save and use most of an existing structure, making it all new and functional for a modern, active family with a wonderful indoor/outdoor relationship between shelter and a zen-like outdoor poolside living area.

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