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Postmodern Inspired by Farmhouse

Eclectic textures and bold color adorns simple shapes

Project Details

This house started as a simple 1.5 story cottage that had fallen into disrepair. This “post-modern” look using traditional farmstead materials completely transformed the home and the site.

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Client Needs and Project Challenges:

  • Create a modern loft feel from this traditional neighborhood home.
  • Expand the foot print of the house on the difficult wedge-shaped lot
  • Protect existing large trees from removal
  • Color, Flair and express use of materials
  • Spaces able to accommodate large parties as well as intimate groups
  • Open floor plan

Project Features

  • Used traditional materials inspired by Minnesota farms and added bold color to create an eclectic yet unified exterior
  • “Warm Modern” interior mixes natural wood, paint and “industrial-look” materials
  • Vaulted first floor living room with skylight colonnade takes advantage of full light while maintaining privacy
  • First floor master suite – easy & elegant age-in-place feature
  • New tuck-under garage makes daily coming and going easier
  • High efficiency insulation
  • In-floor heat throughout the home
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