Project Address: Visitors must park at Minnehaha Academy Lower and Middle School, 4200 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Driving Directions: From Hiawatha Ave (Hwy 55), right onto E 42nd St (0.9 mi). Turn right into Academy parking lot. Walk east on E 42nd Street, left (north) onto Edmund Blvd to 4170 Edmund Blvd (0.2 miles or 3-minute walk).
A retired commercial architect and graphic designer wished to create a modern “forever” home that would accommodate their needs for today and for the next phases of their lives. Their goal was a functional, well-designed space that all generations of their family find welcoming.
The modern design of the home fits the deep, 60-foot-wide lot and makes the most of the views. The design also allows for abundant natural light in all seasons and integrates easily into the established urban neighborhood. The house incorporates low-maintenance finishes and solar panels to reduce maintenance needs and efficiency.
The simple, straightforward space plan can be readily adapted for future needs. The office and master suite, currently situated on the second floor, can be easily moved to the first floor as the owners age, replacing the first-floor guest room and craft room.