The house’s “shell” is respectful of its 1911 origins while “objects” are inserted as contemporary additions Interior “pathway elements” create an axial organizing arrangement.
Flexible floor plan for family of 4 with 2 grade school children Phase renovations over a period of 7 years to fit with the owners’ budget; total cost approx $160K.
Spray-in Icynene foam insulation
Energy efficient Andersen windows, doors and updated storm doors including self-modulating sky lights
In-floor hydronic heat combined with flat-panel radiators controlled by automatic thermostat
Natural ventilation core:
Salvaged + typically industrial objects and materials used including doors, hardware, parachute, metals and lumber.
IKEA kitchen, customized, with sanded glass island and FireSlate counter tops.
Polygal greenhouse plastic, random-orbit sanded.
Tech lighting low-voltage fixtures.
Galvanized and cold-rolled perforated steel railings.
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Architect: Alchemy Architects, home of the weeHouse