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Washburn Lofts, 3rd Floor

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    • Asian design influences are evident in the master bath, which includes an infinity-edge soaking tub that fills from a ceiling-mounted faucet
    • Overview

      “Life never stays the same—so why should our homes? Architect Garth Rockcastle plans for change, designing spaces that are active and dynamic, defined not by walls but by pivoting doors, hinged screens, and sliding panels. . . . After meeting with several architects, [they] partnered with Rockcastle to design the space . . . [stating that] ‘It was Garth’s vision of combining the industrial look with Asian influences that really captured us.’”—Amy Elbert, Renovation Style

      Previously living in a traditional Tudor home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis, this couple, with children transitioning into independence, chose to relocate to the downtown riverfront. Selecting this loft within the National Historic Landmark Washburn A Mill Utility Building, they enjoy an almost 360-degree view of the Mississippi River and downtown by combining two third-floor units front to back (north to south).

    • the design combines Asian influences with an industrial aesthetic, reflective of the former mill space that the loft occupies
    • the loft can be reconfigured to create more open or more intimate spaces using Japanese-style Shoji screens
    • the kitchen occupies a space that was once home to the original Betty Crocker kitchen
    • Specifications

      Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Type: Interior fit-out

      Size: 5,000 square feet

    • Awards

      ASID Minnesota Interior Design Award (Best of Residential).
      ASID Minnesota Interior Design Award (First Place, Residential Bath).
    • Project Contact

      Garth Rockcastle

      • Architect / Principal
      • garth@msrdesign.com
      • 301 799 3302
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