Architectural, Interiors, Residential


St. Louis Park, MN

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Completed 2011

Team: Shelter, Lake Country Builders

Accolades: 2011 ASID Award, Spring 2011 Remodelers Showcase

This delightful mid-century modern home had a 1980s makeover that left the kitchen void of what we love about mid-century design.  We not only wanted to capture the MCM spirit, but add some modern amenities for a young and growing family. The new walnut kitchen has all the elements of any high-end European modern kitchen, but with handmade tile and natural finishes, the design respects the original architecture. Each new element is designed to focus the house on the great views to Twin Lake and the wooded green space behind the house. The new design is integrated with sustainable improvements for energy efficiency: a high- efficiency boiler supplying hydronic heat; spray foam insulation; and double pane, low-e windows. The addition keeps the best of early modern design while adding new, sustainable technologies. The interiors feature a tasteful assortment of thoughtfully chosen furnishings highlighting the open floor plan.