5716 Blaisdell Ave. S. | Minneapolis, MN | 55419
Architect: Shelter Architecture
Built 2008; 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2000 square feet
The home went from two bedrooms, one bathroom and 900 square feet to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,000 square feet while lowering monthly energy and maintenance costs and preserving the form and scale of the original home’s street presence.
The new stairwell functions as a collector of radiant heat and allows for aging in place, via accessibility from the back of the house. A small vertical cut holds a home office and library. A new main entry contains the mudroom. And an expanded second story box creates the master suite. All of these combine to make a public gathering space on the main level, an expanded private space on the lower level, and a luxurious retreat for the home owner on the upper level.
Photos by Jill Greer.