star tribune/aia home of the month

Home of the Month appears in the Homes section the first Sunday of every month. The program, a partnership between the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects, features architect-designed houses selected by a jury of experts. The houses represent a range of prices, styles and locations.


What: A Golden Valley home combines traditional design with sustainable building practices to conserve energy for decades to come.

Size: 4,200 square feet includes a finished basement, five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Design team: Architect Ryan Fish, when he was with Abode Architecture, currently of Peterssen/Keller Architecture,; initial schematic design: Dan Nepp and Janet Lederle, TEA2 Architects,

Builder and client during design and construction: Rocky and Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation, Minnetonka,

Interior Design: Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation.

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