DESIGN TEAM: Jeremiah Battles, AIA
PROJECT TYPE: Remodel, Addition
Acacia Architects

Driving Directions: From I-494 head north on MN-100; take the Vernon Ave/W50th St/Eden Ave exit; turn right onto Grange Rd (signs for Eden Ave); continue onto Wilson Rd (0.4 mi); continue onto Normandale Rd; left onto Lakeview; right at “T” to continue onto Lakeview Dr. Destination is on the left. Please park on the east (lake) side of street only.

This early 1950s home was a childhood home of one of the owners, but was in desperate need of updates to fit her growing family’s needs. The mid-century design of the original house was respected in the remodel, with a heightened focus on strengthening the relationship to the outdoors.

Interior spatial relationships were enhanced by opening the floor plan, creating a warm palette of natural materials, and adding a large, light-filled cupola to increase daylight, add drama and serve as a beacon as you approach from the street or the lake.

Natural and sustainable materials were used to improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental footprint of the home. The resulting home has a warm welcome inside and out, is great for entertaining, and suits the lifestyle of an active family.

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