Challenge: To seamlessly incorporate modern amenities and create inviting, functional spaces in an 1892 Queen Anne. The four-story addition and renovation includes new mechanicals and refinishing of all surfaces. Key details: Replicated original wainscot; restored historic elements; custom-designed cabinetry, lighting, and trim work. Judging notes: “A really artful project.” “Beautiful.”
Designer: David Heide Design Studio, Minneapolis, Minn.
Contractor: Welch Forsman Associates, Minneapolis, Minn.
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