After a tragic family loss, the couple wanted their Minneapolis home to serve as a magnet for two young daughters and their friends. Although the property was near Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet, they were after an upscale Hamptons vibe that emphasized water, casual luxury and fun. In fact, they set the bar so high the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) featured the home and landscape makeover as its Show House tour property.Read More
The original deck that the home builder installed felt like a missed opportunity. They insisted the structure should be incorporated into the design and that the new architecture would enhanced their home. It was a shame because they couldn’t escape the dreadful mosquitos and weren’t able to use this space year-round. They wanted a versatile space that they could entertainment year-round, grill, and lounge next to a fireplace.
The clients’ goals are to create a three-season porch that savors the scenic view, enjoy year-round grilling, bug-free space, and either fresh air or cozy fireplace warmth.Read More
After enduring the plain deck and patio that the homebuilder installed a decade ago, the family was ready to invest in an outdoor living environment that would reflect the quality of the house. Although attached, the new structure needed to make users feel they were outdoors and extend the season by providing versatile options for lounging, entertainingand enjoying the pool. Mission accomplished. The owners say they spent “about 3000 percent” more time outdoors during its first year.Read More
These fun-loving clients had visited Hawaii often and dreamed of a buying a place there someday. For now, they wanted a luxury poolscape where they could entertain friends in Stillwater three-seasons long. With a nod to Las Vegas, their second favorite destination, the mantra was Go Big or Go Home! And it had to be different. The designer responded with a unique sunken pool house with a swim up bar and premium landscaping, complete with annual Palm Tree.Read More