Merit Award: Artful Overhaul

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Attention to historical detail and the seamless incorporation of modern amenities transform this 1892 Queen Anne into an inviting, functional home.

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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.”

Location: Minneapolis
DesignerDavid Heide Design Studio, Minneapolis, Minn.
Contractor:  Welch Forsman Associates, Minneapolis, Minn.

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