Architecture and Landscape Design
Sarah Nettleton Architects designs both houses and landscapes. Shouldn’t they go together? We think so. Our clients tell us they love living in houses we have designed for them.
Long a player in green design, we will meet you where you are on sustainability. Not a trend, sustainability is a tool seeking common sense solutions with multiple benefits including award winning design.
New or remodeled, and respectful of your budget, we can help. We enjoy collaborating with our clients to give them a home that lives the way they do. These designs personify Sarah Nettleton’s book, The Simple Home.
126 North Third Street, #205
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In Golden Valley overlooking the bog, this new house embodies the owners’ luxury of enough. As Cicero put it, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
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Fitting in with its neighbors on the front, this house opens up toward Theodore Wirth Park in the back. Mid-century in style, the house has a Swedish flair with its Falu red panels.
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These large windows have the option to let in south light or be covered with sliding wood screens for summer cool. The sequestered garden is private and overlooks the park. All this and LEED Gold too.
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Extending into the park view, the kitchen and dining room works for a few or a crowd.
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Large windows are a basic of modern design. The windows in this home are carefully designed for a wooded private view with no glare. Our house designs involve all three aspects of what a window can be: a view out, a source of natural light, and a beautiful design element.
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Liking walkable Minneapolis, the owners bought a 1970’s townhome: vintage with an awkward kitchen. We updated the interior with mid-century modern clean lines and an open flow, all within the existing house walls.
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The newly remodeled kitchen fits into the old kitchen footprint - a tour de force of rearranging functions and relocating doors. Now there are oodles of counter space, new south facing windows, and views through the home, all lending spaciousness without added square footage.
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By widening the existing doorway between the kitchen and dining spaces, this home gains openness without the need for an addition. The roll-out pantry units are convenient for a not-so-tall owner who thought of overhead cabinets as dead storage.
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Another new house in St Peter, MN has an open floor plan with views out both sides of most rooms. Certified LEED Gold, this is a cozy home.
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Set on the Minnesota River bluff, the house’s curved roof is as unexpected as the lofty, daylit space beneath it.