Crafthouse

Designed by Joseph Metzler

and Steven Buetow

This formerly nondescript 1970s split-level was transformed inside and out to reflect the Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Rooflines were modified and a new entrance porch replaced an uninviting entrance. Windows and siding were also replaced.
On the main level, ceilings were dropped in the entrance and hall. A tent ceiling was created to define the living and dining areas, and a coffered art glass ceiling over the kitchen filters light from an existing skylight. Piers were used to provide privacy from the entrance but allow a visual connection between the living/dining area and the kitchen. The existing fireplace was reclad with handmade tile. Select floors, trim and doors were replaced on the other levels and a new media room was created in a formerly unfinished basement.

Construction by Vujovich Design Build
Exterior photographs by Vujovich Design Build
Interior photographys by Troy Thies
Awards:
Minnesota ROMA Award, Total House Under 2,500 square feet, 2011
Midwest Regional Chrysalis Award, Whole House Remodel $500,000 to $1 million, 2011
Midwest Regional COTY Award, Entire House Remodel, 2011
Minnesota COTY Award, Entire House over $500,000, 2010
Publications:
“Split Decision,” Style 1900, Fall 2012
“Award-Winning Spaces,” MplsStPaul Homes, March 2011
“Renovation Transformation,” Lake Minnetonka, January 2011
“Spatial Illusion”, Qualified Remodeler, February 2011
“Prairie Passion,” Midwest Home, September/October 2010

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