Driving Directions: From MN-62, drive north on France Ave. West on 50th St. North on Browndale Blvd. 0.7 miles to the home.
DESIGN TEAM: Jean Rehkamp Larson, AIA; Angela Taffe
PROJECT TYPE: Remodel
FEATURED SPONSORS: Marvin Windows & Doors, Warners' Stellian Appliances
With a growing family, the homeowners knew they needed to expand their one-and-a-half story Cape Cod. Phase 1 involved a full-height, second-story addition with three bedrooms and two baths organized around a central corridor. Phase 2 reconfigured the main floor without adding a square foot.
The old kitchen became the new entry area with mudroom cubbies for the kids, built-in bench, closet, and computer workstation. The new kitchen is where the old family room once stood. A second path of circulation reinvigorates flow to the living room. One of the original bedrooms was reoriented to open to the living room and given new life as a music room. This dramatic change in layout connects front to back and reenergizes the way the house lives.