Driving Directions: US-169 to the Bren Rd./Londonderry Rd. exit; head east. North on Lincoln Dr. East on Dover Dr. 0.3 miles. North on Londonderry Rd. to home.
DESIGN TEAM: Ben Awes, AIA
PROJECT TYPE: Remodel
FEATURED SPONSOR: Marvin Windows & Doors; Warners' Stellian Appliances
Built in the 1960s, this comfortable two-story Mediterranean is typical of its western Edina neighborhood. The home is wonderfully sized and was not in need of additional square footage, but the organization of space within was a product of the times. Rooms were dark and highly divided, the connection to the outdoors was limited, and the finishes were tired.
On the exterior, the architect used warm wood and new lighting to strengthen the design program of the facade and arch motif. Inside, the floorpan was reconfigured to place the kitchen at the center of the gathering space. New windows spread across the core space gives view to the backyard for the first time, and a new stretched and clipped pinwheel island anchors the activity of the family throughout the day as a place for breakfast, homework and conversation after school, a glass of wine at night, as well as all the cooking in between.