A creative couple with a beautiful 1930’s Tudor house in a quiet Minneapolis Neighborhood needed a new kitchen. They also needed a more functional mudroom, a powder room, better access to the back yard and a new studio office space in the basement.
The solution was all about the details. The new kitchen’s vintage checkerboard floor, soapstone countertops, green cabinets and red stove all work together to create a unique and comfortable space that matches the uniqueness and charm of the rest of the house. The center island, with its stained wood top and seating for two, provides a nice work space along with plenty of storage for root vegetables in drawers with custom screen panels.
Handmade, heated floor tile in the spacious mudroom provides a warm yet durable surface for winter boots and coats, while the peacock themed wallpaper gives a pop of color to the white tiled powder room. The new lower level studio space steps down to create a more spacious feel and we added high windows to fill the space with light.
Outside, a large new deck wraps around the addition, creating a covered stoop at the back door and connecting the Dining Room to the outdoors through the new pair of French doors. The new flat roof on the addition makes a great new rooftop deck right off the second-floor hall. A great transformation for an already unique home.
Photography by Scott Amundson