Good design makes a difference. That's why we're kicking off another of our yearlong Home of the Month series in May.
The series features 12 local projects, selected by a panel of experts, that range from a newly constructed "fish camp" on Lake Mille Lacs to a three-story addition on a Deephaven Colonial Revival. The stories, which include interviews with the architects and homeowners, appear in the Homes section on the first Sunday of the month. If you're interested in building, remodeling or if you just like to look at pictures of architect-designed homes, you'll enjoy reading the Home of the Month, a partnership between the Star Tribune and the Minneapolis chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
To see photos of past winners, go to www.aia-mn.org.
Architects: Meghan Kell Cornell, Katherine Hillbrand and Donald Rowe, SALA Architects.
Project: An environmentally-friendly, fairy tale-style cottage in Pine River, Minn., has a compact footprint and integrates recycled and reclaimed materials.
Architects: Mark Larson and Ryan Bicek, Rehkamp Larson Architects.
Project: A timber-frame cabin that connects to the surrounding woods and Lake Sylvia.
Architect: Tan Nguyen, Nguyen Architects.
Project: The Orono home's modern addition, which includes a two-story vaulted living room, opens up views of Lake Minnetonka.
Architects: Christine Albertsson and Ryan Fish, Albertsson Hansen Architecture.
Project: A back-of-the home addition in Minneapolis creates a new kitchen, family room and mudroom.
Architect: Eric Odor, SALA Architects.
Project: Odor's addition to his Minneapolis Dutch Colonial includes a screened porch, orchid room and rooftop garden.
Architect: Jean Rehkamp Larson, Rehkamp Larson Architects.
Project: This St. Louis Park Cape Cod renovation retains period charm while ramping up functionality.
Architect: Kelly Davis, SALA Architects.
Project: A new home on a narrow St. Paul lot blends Asian and modern Prairie design elements.
Architect: Andrea Peschel Swan, Swan Architecture.
Project: Swan's newly constructed cabin on Lake Mille Lacs is a simple linear structure that captures views of the lake.
Architect: Wayne Branum, Deb Kees and Meghan Kell Cornell, SALA Architects.
Project: This Golden Valley walkout ranch was remodeled in several cost-effective phases over 12 years.
Architect: Todd Hansen, Albertsson Hansen Architecture.
Project: A Minneapolis bungalow remodel re-uses existing space to create a new kitchen and family-friendly rooms.
Architect: Dan Nepp, TEA2 Architects.
Project: A 1950s Colonial Revival in Deephaven is updated with a three-story addition that includes a master suite, kitchen and writer's studio.
Architect: Mike Bader, Fuse57 Architecture.
Project: A new, thoroughly modern home on a pie-shaped Minneapolis lot capitalizes on the parklike setting.
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