New Home More Than 3,500 Square Feet
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Rehkamp Larson ArchitectsLakeside living was the inspiration for this 4,800-square-foot home in Excelsior. The seamless transition from water to land is immediately apparent, with a bridge leading the homeowners and their guests to the front door, and a moat underneath that aids in the dispersion of runoff.
New Home 2,000 - 3,500 Square Feet
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Rehkamp Larson Architects
Homeowners who are musicians meant every aspect of this 2,400-square-foot house in Minnetonka needed to be creative— beginning with the layout. Overlooking a quiet, scenic marsh, the property takes advantage of the light-soaked central space, around which bedroom suites, a music teaching room, a mudroom, and an office form a pinwheel.
New Home Less Than 2,000 Square Feet
TEA2 ArchitectsWhether for adults or children, this cozy bunkhouse was designed with leisure in mind. With eight bunk beds integrated into the timber post and beam frame, it’s the perfect locale for slumber parties, pillow fights, and movie marathons.
Remodel/Addition More Than 3,500 Square Feet
While the homeowners loved some of the original elements, they were ready for an update. Shag carpet was replaced with walnut flooring, and white paint now covers original woodwork, mirrored acrylic surfaces, railings, and baseboards. Major renovations—such as a new kitchen and powder room, and the removal of porches and walls—brought in more light and enhanced the original flow of the space.
Remodel/Addition 800 - 3,500 Square Feet
The architects removed all the interior walls and fireplace, strategically replacing them with elements that would create an environment perfect for entertaining, cooking, and relaxing. A tall wood buffet cabinet centers the dining area and an open fireplace with Venetian plaster separates living and dining rooms. The dramatic 21-foot-long island and fun elements like an Italian pizza oven and bay window looking out over the pool solidify the room as a spot for parties and family gatherings.
Remodel/Addition Less Than 800 Square Feet
CityDeskStudioA new raised front patio paved with coarse bluestone ceramic extends into the entry landing, treads, and risers, and is emphasized with a glass wrapper, allowing a view of exterior to interior. The addition of a large window continues the entry experience and bathes the interior space in natural light.
Swan ArchitectureThe homeowners craved a casual family eating area that combined the elegance of the Hamptons with a touch of Hollywood glamour. To achieve this look, the team reverted to time- honored materials—like natural stone, divided glass uppers, and exposed hinges—punching them up a bit with black window sashes that “really gave definition to a white-on-white kitchen,” one judge explained.
TEA2 ArchitectsThe owners of this 1920s Tudor craved a new master bath that would complement a remodeled master suite. To cater to the clients’ wishes, the architectural team started by slightly expanding the garage roofline, opening the space needed for a master bath. A custom tile design in the shower acts as a focal point for the space, while double pedestal sinks, a dressing area, and linen closets are the epitome of what a master bath should be.
Multi-Family Housing, Loft, Existing Family Structure
U+B ArchitectureFirst, the homeowner requested a space for hosting large gatherings and for displaying her collection of art and antiques. Second, all materials used in the penthouse needed to create a healthy, nontoxic environment, in line with the client’s business of producing organic body-care products. The result is a floor plan that is intentionally open and airy, with simple details and finishes—uniformly white walls, clear plate-glass railings, LED lighting—that highlight the room’s paintings and sculptures.
Outbuilding Detail Special Project Less Than 800 Square Feet
HGA (Hammel Green and Abrahamson)The cabins, with exterior cedar shingles and floor-to-ceiling glass at the deck, are reminiscent of a child’s treehouse, but are equipped with all the modern luxuries an adult could ever want: electricity, heating, and lighting. All 227 square feet of the interior and 80 square feet of the deck is outfitted smartly, with bunks, built-in storage, dining and seating areas, and sleeper sofas that can accommodate up to six people.