Past clients Paul and Martha asked us to create a porch and main floor bathroom for their century-old home in a historic district in Minneapolis, “…something with pizzazz, different, but without thumbing our noses at our neighbors, some of whom are strict traditionalists.”
We answered by referencing the roof line and construction of the original cornice and fascia, detailing which was important to the neighborhood group. Windows and trim also recall the original colors of the existing structure, yet all of this is contrasted by a vertical-grain redwood screen that provides privacy to porch-sitters a mere twenty feet from the sidewalk. Tree huggers need not send me hateful notes, all the redwood and douglas fir used in the project is in its second life. The redwood was sourced from Duluth Timber, reclaimed from wine barrels.
Hidden above – in the roofline – is a “dish” flat roof for a future planted surface using Live Roof. The project was carefully and lovingly assembled by Ed Erickson of Ed Erickson Construction.