DESIGN TEAM: Mark Nelson, AIA; David Heide, Assoc. AIA; Kyle Veldhouse, AIA
PROJECT TYPE: Remodel/Addition 

Driving Directions: From I-35W, exit onto 46th St and drive west. Left onto Nicollet Ave (0.7 mi). Right onto W 52nd St. Next left onto Belmont Ave. Right onto Valleyview Pl. Home is on the left. 

"We loved that our 1928 Tangletown home was historically intact with original woodwork, arches, iron, and tile. To me, the mother of three boys, the home was my companion in raising my children and an important part of our family. When it unexpectedly burned, the loss to our family life was painful and disorienting....David and his team gave us the confidence that we could return our home to its original beauty while updating for a modern lifestyle."

After a fire dramatically damaged much of the clients’ 1928 Mediterranean villa-style home, they approached David Heide Design Studio to rebuild the house to original specifications while making thoughtful and discreet changes to areas of the building that were outdated or ill-conceived.

After working with the insurance company to determine the true replacement value of the building, the design team worked collaboratively with the homeowners to improve the circulation and relationship of the rooms. Many original details throughout the home, such as the Batchelder tile fireplace and decorative iron work, were restored or reconstructed through custom fabrication, thanks to the design team’s expertise and knowledge of original construction techniques, materials, and finishes.

The project was an interesting and rewarding journey with clients who hadn’t planned to be doing a project in the first place. A project that began about loss has now become about collaboration and exploration, teaching and learning and most importantly about relationships and lasting friendships.

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