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Sticks & Stones

Aging in place, room for everyone, and letting your true personality sing are the themes in this penthouse remodel.  When we first entered this space, it was bland, white, dreary and oh so typical, but we thought it had good bones and with a few walls removed we could really make it a showplace.  We made selections based on ease of use as a person ages, from the flooring, to the handles and pulls, to the bathroom and kitchen layout, to the furniture selections.  The main architectural feature in this open floor plan is a massive fireplace that actively divides the space. Stone is used to articulate the walls of the fireplace and the wash of light accentuates the textural qualities of the stone. The contrasting stone of the kitchen island provides a sense of separation from the other living areas and is reflected in the same stone on the hearth. Natural fabrics, energy efficient appliances and lighting, and products and furniture supplied by local artists all contribute to achieve this client’s sustainable agenda. The soft contemporary style of this home will be enjoyed for years to come.

Project Details

  • LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TEAM: Shelter, Friedell Architects & Builders
  • PHOTOS: Rik Sferra
  • COMPLETED: 2008
  • ACCOLADES: 2008 ASID Kitchen Tour
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