12437 54th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55442
Building Arts Sustainable Architecture + Construction LLC

Design team: Harvey Sherman, AIA
Project type: Remodel

Over a period of ten years, Building Arts has remodeled the entire first floor of this 1970s two-story, suburban home. As originally designed and built, the interior of the home was neither appealing nor functional. When the homeowners, who had originally planned to add on to the home, discovered that the cost was outside their budget, the architect proposed an alternate design solution that was aligned with the original budget, reconfiguring the first floor living spaces without the need for an addition.

Beside the structural changes to the home's main floor, the dining room and study were enhanced by the addition of custom wainscot, shelving, and trim. The laundry room was enlarged with borrowed space from the garage and an enlarged mudroom, reconfigured family room and kitchen was completed last year. With its blend of cherry and maple wood finishes, the space is now more beautiful, functional, and spacious and offers the homeowners living areas that are resonant with their active lives.


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