Owning a home is one of your biggest investments. In order for it to pay dividends when you retire or move due to a job transfer, you need to keep everything up to date. This includes things like the plumbing, air conditioning, furnace, roof and windows. In addition to these traditional home repairs, improving the existing floor plan, adding upgrades and unique amenities can increase the value significantly and make your house stand out to buyers.
USA Today has published a poll created by their readers that ranks the 10 best Midwestern small towns, know any that made the list? Grand Marais made the top while Lanesboro came in third. As an established Minneapolis architect, I enjoy seeing what other parts of the state have to offer.
Once your home is designed and built, it’s time to move in and decorate. You want to show off elements of the architecture while also presenting your personal style. Creating a home you are proud of is essential. It not only gives you space to feel comfortable in, but it provides a wonderful space for entertaining so you and your friends can make lasting memories.
The Midwest is filled with innovative and adventurous architecture; the Midwest Home Magazine has celebrated 25 years of publication by highlighting 25 Iconic Minnesota Homes. While studying architecture you hear big names such as Frank Lloyd Wright, and you try to put yourself in his shoes. His iconic style is scattered across our area and seeing one of his structures helps you truly understand how important his ideas were.
When the architect of this remarkable remodel was hired to create a new home for his clients, a derelict building on the site caught his eye and turned out to be the focal point of a marvelous design project.
Minneapolis has a fair share of historic buildings that have been re-purposed beautifully and some that would benefit from some thoughtful design. This re-designed building I found is a great example of what architects can really do with original structures.
When I’m not busy being an architect in the Twin Cities, I’ve enjoyed peaceful weekend outings to Lake Minnetonka. It’s rich history and breathtaking landscape reminds us of just how lucky we are to have these gems here in the mid-west.
As a residential architect, I understand the need for space. Space allows your home’s aesthetic to flow nicely throughout each room. When structures are smaller the ability to decorate can be more of a challenge, yet it can be done well!
In the Midwest, we see all types of home designs. Driving down the road you can see anything from an old farm house to a modern mansion. The family highlighted in this story simply wanted a new look but didn’t want to leave their home.
Starting in the fall of 2018, there will be a new Master of Architecture degree program in the Midwest. Indiana University Bloomington (IU) will offer the degree from the campus’s new School of Art and Design. The primary focus of the program will be in Columbus, Indiana, the modernist playground…
As an architect in the Minneapolis area, you find yourself in awe when looking at buildings like the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church designed by Emmanuel Masqueray. This stunning Minnesota landmark was completed in 1915 by an architect who had an eye for detail and incredible aesthetics. After arriving in St.Paul in 1905, Masqueray went on to…