Signature Project 2010 ASID Award Winner
This Eden Prairie home received a complete makeover, updating the interior to match the breathtaking views of a wooded bluff and valley. Throughout the house the architectural design and the furnishings used clean lines and natural materials to give the home a relaxed and uncluttered feeling.
Kitchen - The existing kitchen interior felt cold and sterile, with dated white laminate cabinets and countertops. The new kitchen features Cambria and granite countertops, as well as bamboo cabinets with a golden tan finish that seems to glow from the inside. A wall of glass tile behind the large stainless vent hood creates a warm and inviting space.
Wine Room - Adjacent to the kitchen, a former walk-in storage closet has been recreated as a stunning wine cellar. Rich walnut cabinets with diagonal wine bottle storage support a walnut topped tasting table. Wine bottles resting on metal racks seem to float on a wall of stone, anchored by a walnut cabinet that shows off the homeowners wine and accessories.
Master Bath - The use of a warm palette and natural materials help the master bath achieve the relaxing feeling you would expect to find in an upscale spa. A striking bamboo vanity was added to flank the storage towers tucked under the clearstory windows. Backlit oval mirrors appear to float on the wall and echo the oval pattern of the mosaic tile. Heated limestone floors and a two-sided fireplace make this a comfortable place to unwind, whether enjoying the outdoor views or watching the wall mounted television.
Dining Room - Richly stained, curly maple cabinets are wall hung with recessed accent lighting. Glass front wall cabinets with flank a floating glass shelf in front of a wall of glass mosaic tile.
This project was done in collaboration with Jim Kuzzy of Plekkenpol Builders and Lisa Ball of Designs by Lisa.
It was published in MPLS/ST. PAUL magazine September 2010 issue