While some owners dream of building new, the owners of this home took a decidedly different approach. Their existing home, built in the 1930s, was filled with memories and family history. They chose not to move or build new, but to transform the existing house for the rest of their lives, and for future generations.
The project focused on design for accessibility, healthy living, and energy efficiency. A key feature for long term use was the addition of an elevator serving 4 different levels in the home while becoming an architectural feature on the exterior. Living and bedroom spaces were added to capture views to White Bear Lake, and many spaces are now wheelchair accessible including a main bathroom.