Private Residence Addition/RenovationMinneapolis, MN
Growing out of the need for a 21st century expansion and update to their 1938 Southwest Minneapolis bungalow, this addition/renovation is the result of a new balance between interior experience and exterior form. Taking cues from the clean modern aesthetic that had been fostered by the residents on the interior, this home transformation results in a distinct and reduced house form that references both the modern and the vernacular. The sharp, distilled domestic exterior form encloses a contrasting white, light-filled and diffuse interior space - resulting in something taut and modern that fits comfortably within the scale and character of the ‘traditional’ neighborhood. New direct and indirect connections between inside and outside abound with the addition of window boxes, privacy louvers, translucent glass, clerestory windows and skylights - allowing light in and views out from multiple heights and perspectives, transforming inside spaces that previously felt cellular and inwardly focused to flowing, open and connected to the outside.