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Continued: Home of the Month winners announced

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 6, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Project: A contemporary 1987-built home in Deephaven was completely re-created within its original footprint to accommodate a family of four, with new surfaces and a reconstructed fireplace that serves as the focal point between a formal sitting space and an informal family room.

Design team: Tim Alt, Chad Healy and Roger Cummelin, ALTUS Architecture + Design.

Urban family oasis

Project: A modern urban oasis was designed by an architect for his sister, and built by his son, using sustainable design principles. An open layout and saltwater pool make this an appealing spot for family gatherings.

Design team: Charles R. Stinson, Larry Glenn, Chuck Thiss and Douglas Fletcher, Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design.

Modern Mediterranean

Project: A Mediterranean-style home between city lakes was remodeled to bring sunlight and “visual calmness” to the interior, while keeping the exterior consistent with the original architecture.

Design team: Dan Nepp and Chris Strom, TEA2 Architects.

Edge house

Project: On a Wisconsin site that faces farmland to the north and a river bluff to the south, homeowners wanted a weekend retreat that echoed a small farmstead.

Design team: David O’Brien Wagner and Chris Meyer, SALA Architects


Project: The homeowners were seeking a year-round getaway that could accommodate both cozy couple weekends and big extended-family gatherings. The site, which included dense woods, a secluded lake and a large cedar tree that the owners wanted to preserve, inspired the design of the home, while sustainable strategies reduced its impact.

Design team: David O’Brien Wagner, Sara Whicher, Chris Meyer and Sara Maas, SALA Architects.

Kleinman-Santosa residence

Project: City dwellers wanted to respect their neighbors and their smaller, older homes. The couple’s new two-story home is set back to provide space for a terrace and garden in front. Geothermal heating and passive solar design add sustainability.

Design team: Gar Hargens and Laura Whipple, Close Associates.


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