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Continued: Home of the Month: Rambler redux in Edina

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 2, 2013 - 3:29 PM

“We have big common spaces because we don’t want the girls holed up in their rooms,” said Todd. “We always feel connected.”


Lynn Underwood • 612-673-7619


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    An Edina couple used a 1950s rambler as a template for their updated home.

  • The reinvented 1950s rambler mixes original features, such as the brick fireplace and geometric screens and windows, with new design elements, while maintaining a midcentury modern aesthetic.

  • Joely, Audra, Lila and Todd Emerson in the rambler’s new open floor plan.

  • A walnut cabinet serves as an entry bench, media center and storage. The office nook is to the left.

  • Joely and her sister, Lila, have a playroom in the finished basement.


    What: A 1950s rambler renovation to create new multi-functional spaces for an Edina family.

    Size: 2,800 square feet includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

    Design team: Architect John Dwyer, John Dwyer Architect, while with Shelter Architecture, Minneapolis, and Tom Westbrook,, 612-270-4429.

    Interiors: Audra Emerson.

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