Driving directions: From I-35W, drive west on W. 46th Street 0.7 miles. South on Lyndale Avenue. West on E. 48th Street 0.3 miles. South on Emerson Avenue to home.
DESIGN TEAM: Daniel Nepp, AIA; Jonathan Mason; Hannah Meyer
PROJECT TYPE: Remodel & Addition
FEATURED SPONSORS: Pella Windows & Doors, Uber Built, Inc., Bunkers & Associates, Stephen Donnelly Company
The goal was to seamlessly expand the original 1911 Arts & Crafts cottage which has a beautiful first floor of dark-stained, quarter-sawn White Oak with rift-cut Red Oak floors. Windows are diamond-patterned French in-swing. The exterior is one-and-a-half story stucco with bedrooms tucked under the broad overhang of a 10/12 roof. The 1980, unsympathetic kitchen addition and poorly modified sunroom were too small and too poorly integrated.
The addition was designed to flow from the original roof form while preserving the grand 40" oak tree and back yard. Openings between new family room, existing dining and living were widened greatly, which transformed the space into an open, flowing one. A powder room and mudroom closet were tucked into the middle of the home. Half of the screened porch became a spacious entry and more open stair. Upstairs, the back of the house was extended seven feet to turn the smallest bedroom into the master suite and create a second bath.