Meeting Client Needs

Everyone has a different idea of what home is, and no one understands this more than an architect. From energy-efficient to eccentric, they’ve likely seen it all. On this year’s Homes by Architects Tour, tourgoers can see first-hand how architects meet the many and various desires of their clients in creative, sophisticated, and relevant ways.

The owners of Home #8 wanted to take advantage of spectacular views of nature on their wooded lot, and also sought a clean, uncluttered aesthetic with sustainable design strategies. The design team at Peterssen/Keller Architecture made sure to realize all of these priorities, creating a sleek, modern home that fits seamlessly into the natural environment, and features radiant heat flooring and a geothermal system.

Single-level living was high on the priority list for homeowners of Home #16. They desired an “age in place” design that would allow them to live in the home for years to come, and Mark Larson, AIA, of Rehkamp Larson Architects, delivered a sophisticated, modern home with light-filled spaces, all on a single level.

Rehkamp Larson Architects

House #16 by Rehkamp Larson Architects

Tickets are available now for $15 (until 3 p.m. on September 19) at They will also be available at each home on the tour during the weekend for $20 for a full ticket or $10 for an individual home. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Follow us on Facebook (HBA Tour) and Twitter (@AIAMN #hbatour). The 2014 Homes By Architects Tour is supported by Marvin Windows and Doors; Midwest Home; Erotas Building Corporation; Mattson Macdonald Young; Marvin Design Gallery by Shaw Stewart; Streeter & Associates; Braden Construction; Bunkers & Associates; Cityscape Painting; DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation; Andrew Flesher Interiors; Frost Cabinets; The Great Northern Garage Door Company; JL Rosewood Corporation; John Kraemer & Sons; Otto Painting Design; Topo LLC; TS Building Supply; Warners’ Stellian; Northway Construction; and The Water Doctors.