Nestled within Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood, this new home is a careful composition of light, volume, color and texture. The homeowners and architects top priority was to introduce a contemporary design for this home that still respects its historical context. By stacking the program vertically, starting with the garage at the lowest level, the design afforded a smaller building footprint and larger yard space, and a scale appropriate for the neighborhood.
The heart of the home is the seemingly floating modern stair case wrapped in reclaimed white oak. A dry-laid limestone wall provides a stunning visual backdrop for the full rise of stair that is naturally illuminated via continuous span of skylights above. Other highlights include a backyard terrace with fireplace, a hidden pantry in the kitchen, large expanses of windows and doors, and open yet architecturally defined main living spaces.
The residence was featured by Swan Architecture in the 2011 Homes by Architects tour.
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will you please share the wall color that you chose for this beautiful home? - Thank you. »
Would you be able to provide the stain colour used for the floors and and if it was reg. white oak or quarter sawn? Also, as a designer do you have any hesitations in using hardwood in a kitchen. I would love to do hardwood in our kitchen and this has been an inspiraton but am so scared to pull out the oven, etc. to clean due to getting scratches. would love your professional opinion since i've been seeing so much hardwood in kitchens »
Do you know if it is a limstone? marble? and did you use the same tile in the stair wall?. I have a similar stair wall and thought maybe we could use it as a backsplash if infact that is what you did as well? Thank you for you help. »