Modernism in a city of historic homes
Lord knows I've got nothing against bungalows, Victorians, Four-Squares and other historic houses. After all, I live in one. But I also dig seeing new design. I'll have the chance to do both at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour, scheduled for April 28-29. One of my stops will be House #48 at 1265 Stanford in St. Paul. Designed by RoherSchmitt Architecture, this modern design features corrugated metal and cedar siding.
In an e-mail exchange with Building Minnesota, architect Michael Roehr had this to say about the house: "The house we have on the tour ... was a great collaboration between us, the client and the builder. The budget was tight and the expectations high, but working closely together we were able to achieve all of the clients’ objectives in a clean modern package for less than $150/sf. The design is very efficient and easily adaptable to other sites and contexts. We see it as a prototype for an affordable modern house on a typical urban lot -- a loft with a yard."
Kevin Behr of the Star Tribune was also intrigued with the house. And he got a sneak peek, which you can read here.
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