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A small house on a small lot lives large in this complete make-over filled with craftsman details and contemporary features. Classic exterior detailing in brick and stucco keep the style. Added space provides a master suite with full bath and coffee porch, a den, rich with cabinetry and a cheery guest bedroom. The new great room doubles the amount of entertaining space while maintaining the grace and charm of this 1918 beauty.

A tight kitchen, weary and stretched by a growing family is given new life as a spacious showplace that flows freely into family spaces for dining and living. Cabinets, in mixed woods with classic detailing that add both color and texture are topped by striking granite countertops over a rich walnut plank floor. Large windows accentuate the raised ceiling filling the spaces with light while framing the views of the sweeping deck and rear yard. The mudroom/Laundry is expanded with cubbies for schoolbooks or hockey gear while a message center keeps track of schedules and activities.


 
 

A dated, traditional Kitchen could be made no larger but needed to work harder in the space to provide for the kosher needs of the client. A bay window floods the room with light, while storage and work space are maximized with style and flair.

Wouldn’t you love a kitchen that reflects your love of entertaining? This suede concrete countertop on the island provides plenty of space for eating and serving guests. This is a kitchen that can handle anything from appetizers to full buffet dinners. Why settle for the ordinary? This custom crafted stainless steel sink combines with professional appliances for elegant and easy cooking. Richly detailed cherry cabinets frame sweeping views of the lake and curved deck. It’s time to enjoy entertaining again.

This kitchen was opened to the dining/living room and to the outdoors with new, larger, east-facing windows. The result — a dark, 70’s kitchen comes alive with warmth and color in rich, cherry cabinets, Silestone countertops and contemporary appliances.

This kitchen was small, dark and showing the wear of an active and growing family. The new open kitchen, awash with sunlight, doubles the amount of storage and workspace with features and finishes that make the homeowners proud to entertain family and friends.

This new sunlit kitchen provides great space for family to cook and dine together as well as excellent space for the large extended family to gather and enjoy each others company over preparation and serving of food and stories of children.

Large group entertaining and a stage on which to perform their culinary prowess was the driving force for this kitchen makeover of a very average split level home with a dated 60’s kitchen. No additional space was required and the cabinets were stock! Value and impact.

With a little added space and reorganizing what was already there, the tiny galley kitchen in this turn of the century home comes into the new century. An eclectic blend of custom matched trim and cabinetry combine with contemporary lighting, stainless appliances and solid surface countertops for a great look with even better function.

In a house full of antique furnishings, rich painted cabinetry with very traditional details creates the perfect envelope. Bead board wainscoting and backsplash draws the eye to the distressed hardwood flooring. Matching arch details unite the breakfast nook and window. This is the place for a leisurely morning breakfast…pass the toast…

A large family kitchen, open to the family room, is filled with Old European flair in this 1890’s home near Lake Harriet. Furniture-look cabinets in rich cherry, welcome family and friends to linger. A distressed painted island contrasts with the polished hardwood flooring. Crown moldings, detailed granite countertops and professional appliances glow with natural light. The guests never seem to want to leave…

A wrap-around kitchen of maple, granite and hardwood provides easy function and amazing storage in the limited floor space of this 1918 four-square home. The serving bar, adorned above with glass fronted cabinets, draws friends and family from the family room to the kitchen. This room begs for popcorn and a movie, a few friends over for a bottle of something special, or just a quiet evening with a good book…

Kitchens — “The heart of the home,” “the gathering place.” Kitchens are as unique as the people who cook and entertain in them and as personal as the “secret ingredient” in your grandmother’s spaghetti sauce recipe. Kitchens are designed for how you live and styled for how you feel. Let us help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

 
 
 

The roof came off on Monday, and by Thursday the roof was watertight. A second story addition that adds space and value when increasing the size of the footprint is not an option.

A small house on a small lot lives large in this complete make-over filled with craftsman details and contemporary features. Classic exterior detailing in brick and stucco keep the style. Added space provides a master suite with full bath and coffee porch, a den, rich with cabinetry and a cheery guest bedroom. The new great room doubles the amount of entertaining space while maintaining the grace and charm of this 1918 beauty.

Wanted – one large bedroom to be shared by three boys. The existing bedroom was converted into a comfortable paneled den.

This Highland Park home grew just enough – 160 square feet. The backyard was saved for outdoor activities while converting existing, poorly used space earned the family a gracious contemporary kitchen, family room, dinette and home office.

A small 30’s built two-story with barely enough room for two kids to eat breakfast in the tiny kitchen is given new life by adding over 400 square feet of hardworking space that doubles the size of the kitchen, adds a family room with fireplace and wet-bar, a main floor bath and a mudroom.

This 1930s two-story needed a little more space for a growing family who loved the neighborhood and the house they lived in. And don’t forget to add a little style to it!

 
 
 

Your home should reflect you, not the previous owner. The Powder Room off the foyer of this Lake Minnetonka home enjoys rich colors, patterned glass and tempting fixtures.

Bathrooms — “the necessary room.” Whether it is a gracious space for your guests, a hard-working space for kids getting ready for the school bus or a spacious sanctuary retreat, bathrooms can be functional, luxurious, romantic, even whimsical. Your bathroom can be a personal reflection of your style. Let us help!

 
 
 

This unused attic provided the space while a new stairway provided the access for this third floor Loft/Sanctuary. With a bath and a fireplace, the homeowner can escape to paint, to read a good book, or simply gaze at the lake through tree-framed views from the skylights. Distressed woodwork and hand-textured walls make it warm and comfortable for an afternoon or a whole day.

A dark 70’s family room gets life with new vaulted and beamed ceiling, rich cherry woodwork and stone. Arch details combine with stone and wood columns and suede plaster wall finish to set this space apart from the ordinary.

A new sliding French door with transom windows washes the room with sunlight while walnut flooring adds warmth and texture. Accent lighting makes the new stone fireplace pop to life and says, “Welcome home!”

The basement of this turn of the century home is anything but dark and dank. Sleek maple cabinetry holds the essentials. A peninsula fireplace with stone details separates the sitting space from the kitchenette while providing warmth and romance. Rich trim details tie the lower level into the rest of the home. “Need more butter for the popcorn?”

This 60’s rambler gets a dramatic facelift with a curved arch ceiling that runs from front to back. The arch gets its light from the round top window over richly detailed front doors while lighting fixtures and concealed up-lighting accents the suede finish on the arch. Whimsical iron work details the window, doors and openings throughout the main living areas.

Interiors can be traditional or contemporary, rich with details or clean and stark; always a reflection of the people who use and enjoy the space. Our team of designers can help you identify your style or create a new one. All it takes is a phone call!

 
 
 

The tiny garage of this 30’s home had already been extended for the larger cars and a shed added for lawn mowers, bikes and toys. With kids becoming drivers and a need for more activity space, a new garage with Home/Office and Family Room above is as stately as this gracious brick home and a complement to its traditional style.

A modest foyer addition is highly stylized and detailed in shakes, cedar lapsiding and stone and timber columns all used to set off a magnificent door surrounded by glass. The geometric walkway of concrete and pavers, leads unmistakably to the entry of this Lake Minnetonka home. The screen porch stands high above the shoreline; its architectural detailing and rich use of wood and color provides an elegant, comfortable place to play with a grandchild and enjoy a remarkable view.

The glazed porch on this home became year-round living space with steeply-vaulted ceilings and windows that frame a breath-taking view. Tapered columns give substance while stucco with stone detailing and cedar shake siding provide texture and style.

Coming up the new circular drive, this house nestles into the trees with new steeper rooflines accentuated by cedar shakes, siding and brick. The staggered addition provides great visual interest as well as unrestricted views of woods and water.

A tasteful addition gave the family the space they needed in an attractive package while completely concealing it from the street.

Porch and portico were completely reconstructed as part of the expansion of this 1880’s home. Custom-built curved railings and balustrade are only some of the exterior details that wrap all around this gracious home that is given life for the next 100 years.

You can’t tell a book by its cover, but the outside of your home is the first thing you see when you get home and when your guests arrive. We can help you make the exterior of your home a reflection of you and a view that says, “Welcome!” Let our design team show you what we can do!