Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd.
Design Team: Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB; Mark Tambornino, AIA; Emily Pressprich, Assoc. AIA
Project Type: New Construction
Location: Edina, MN
After raising three children in a 1950s Edina rambler, the owners of this new home were ready for the next phase of life. As many of their neighbors have done, they engaged an architect to replace their older home with a new one to suit their changing needs.
The homeowners challenged the design team to create a classic home that defies trends and sets a modern example of timelessness—gone is the kitchen island, family room, and fireplace! The spaces within this updated version of a center-hall Colonial maintain their individual characters without being completely separate from each other.
The back half of the main floor is designed to convert to a future owner bedroom suite if needed, allowing the homeowners to age in place. Bedrooms are right-sized and the second floor features a generous laundry room. Spaces are flooded with natural light, enhancing the quality of life for the owners.
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