This stately 1913 Classic Revival house, located in the Lynnhurst Historic District, has undergone transformations throughout its history. Designed by the architect Glenn Saxton, the house has balanced proportions, large hipped roof, lapped wood siding, and a full width columned front porch. The interior retains much of the integrity of original materials, with rich woodwork and built-ins.

This owner has steadfastly nurtured the house including shoring up the structure, improving energy efficiency, and updating systems. The residence needed improvement to make it habitable for contemporary family living.

On the first floor, where much of the original materials occur, the charge was to make improvements with few signs of changes. The foyer, living, dining, and stair hall are authentic and maintain the integrity of the architecture while adding air conditioning and lighting, repairing leaks, plaster, and flashings, and rejuvenating millwork.

The second floor had seen few improvements and lacked livability, so the entire floor was remodeled. A narrow second floor unconditioned sleeping porch was removed, allowing for expansion of a bedroom/office and hall bath without adding onto the house. Inspired by the owner’s love of high-end hotel bathrooms, the added primary bath has understated luxury. New windows have authentic proportions and muntin patterns, requiring review and approval by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.

The second floor stair hall and baluster were restored. A new coffered ceiling adds detail to the hall. A hall closet has been equipped for a future laundry. All new HVAC was installed from the third floor to the basement, concealing all ductwork to preserve the architecture.