Winner! 2009 AIA-MN Home of the Month Award


We're pleased to accept one of the twelve AIA-MN 2009/2010 Home of the Month awards chosen last week by a distinguished jury of peers. The Goodrich Bungalow Renovation was recently completed after the addition of its front entry porch. We have the exterior before and after photos as well as the backyard and its twin peaks garages! Landscaping by Phillips Garden, Minneapolis and owners. Interior photos copyright Karen Melvin Photography.

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
  • Create a working kitchen for daily cooking and frequent entertaining
  • Create an urban garden retreat 
  • Energy efficiency


  • 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

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