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    • the interior renovation of this mid-century modern home included careful detailing and custom millwork designed to match the existing
    • Overview

      Despite its contemporary design, this mid-century modern residence had a traditional organization that included rooms for a maid and a chauffeur. An extensive interior renovation brings the home into the 21st century.

      The design respects the existing aesthetic of this significant work of mid-century modernism—originally designed by University of Minnesota architecture professor Robert Bliss—while incorporating new amenities. The kitchen has been expanded into the former maid’s room and includes an adjacent sitting area with a fireplace. The design connects this space to the dining and living rooms and terrace beyond by opening an existing oak-clad wall, which is detailed to match the original. The master bedroom suite includes a bath with a Japanese soaking tub and custom cabinetry designed to match the existing millwork found throughout the home. Adjacent to the garage, the former chauffeur’s room has been converted into a guest suite.

    • located within an established neighborhood of classic homes, this modern 1950s residence is a stand-out amidst its traditional neighbors
    • despite its modern exterior, the home’s interior had a traditional layout with segmented spaces and rooms for a maid and chauffeur
    • the renovation adapts the floor plan into a modern, open layout more suitable to today’s style of living
    • the renovation connects the living and dining rooms with the kitchen by opening an existing oak-clad wall, which is detailed to match the original
    • the kitchen has been expanded into the former maid’s room and includes an adjacent sitting area with a fireplace
    • opening the existing oak-clad wall also visually connects the kitchen to the terrace and gardens beyond the living area
    • the master bedroom suite includes a bath with a Japanese soaking tub
    • Specifications

      Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Type: Interior renovation

      Size: 4,000 square feet

    • Awards

      AIA Minnesota/Mpls.St.Paul RAVE Award.

      AIA Minnesota/Star Tribune Home of the Month.

      National ASID Elevate Award (Residential).

    • Project Contact

      Thomas Meyer

      • Architect / Principal
      • thomas@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3222
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