Join us for the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase 2019 on September 27-29 and see sixty-seven examples of remodeled houses throughout the Twin Cities area. Get inspired and gather information for your next unique residential project! Our architects and designers at David Heide Design Studio can tell the story of our project and share what it’s like to work with an architect.
You can view our house at:
13705 Minnetonka Drive
Friday, September 27,
Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
See more information at the Parade of Homes website.
Committed to maintaining the 1940s character of her beloved, three-generation family home, our client wanted to open up and brighten the entire space. We were asked to make these changes within the existing building footprint and to incorporate additional appliances, storage and improve workspace.
The project is visually captivating, with its creative and historically sensitive aesthetic, but it is also functionally outstanding. Our goal is to leave a project looking as though we’ve not been there, but rather, just right – as though it’s always been that way. We believe we’ve created a space full of light, happiness, and charm that reflects our client perfectly. We hope you enjoy viewing this special house on the Remodelers Showcase 2019!
Join us for the 12th annual Homes by Architects Tour 2019 showcasing thirteen examples of architect-designed houses throughout the Twin Cities. Get inspired and gather information for your next unique residential project! Our architects and designers at David Heide Design Studio can tell the story of our project and share what it’s like to work with an architect.
You can view our house at:
1133 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul
Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days
$15 in advance or $20 at the door
Purchase tickets on the Homes by Architects Tour website
Often our clients are drawn to wonderful old neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul – not only because they love the charm and character, but for the convenience of living in the city. As this trend continues, so does the need to update these houses to align with a modern lifestyle.
Our client grew up in this St. Paul neighborhood and his childhood friend lived in this very house; he knew it was the perfect place to settle in and raise a family. The house’s history includes original 1908 blueprints from architect Franklin Ellerbe, whose architecture firm endured more than 100 years.
While structurally sound, the house lacked modern amenities. Our goal was to make desired changes and leave it looking as though we hadn’t been there. An addition wraps a corner of the house and extends two-and-a half stories. Our updates maintain original proportion and scale while opening up other parts of the house. We engaged the third floor to the rest of the house by connecting the attic to the main stair hall.
Some interior materials are consistent with the originals while others are inspired by the period. The majority of the work was handmade by local artisans. Our studio designed cabinetry, art glass, lighting, decorative painting, and rugs to fit the project. This celebration of craftsmanship and decorative arts is appropriate to the house and true to our modern time as well. We hope you enjoy viewing this special house on the Homes by Architects Tour 2019!
Our studio was thrilled to join our peers in the design community this month to celebrate the annual American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Awards Gala. We were honored this year to receive several awards, and would like to recognize these projects along with the wonderful teams who contributed to them. We continue to be very fortunate to work with clients, builders, and industry members who allow us to bring these projects to life, and we are grateful to ASID for recognizing this work.
Tangletown Mediterranean Villa received First Place in Bathroom or Powder Room 0-900 SF. The 1920’s Deco style informed our design approach, and is particularly evident in the mahogany-clad powder room.
Franklin Ellerbe Tudor received First Place in Kitchen 300-399 SF. This 1908 home by a noteworthy Minnesota architect previously contained an outdated and poorly functioning 1970s kitchen. The new design combines historic detailing with modern sensibilities for a kitchen that is both functional in 2018 and fitting of 1908.
The Way of the West received First Place for Custom Designed Object or Detail. This kitchen light fixture was designed in cherry and unlacquered brass with mother of pearl inlays to perfectly complement the space around it. We will be sharing more photos of this recently completed project soon!
Last but not least, our whole team at the studio is proud to announce that David received the Minnesota Chapter ASID 2018 Designer of Distinction Award. We all witness first-hand the outstanding talent and hard work David contributes to each project, and were delighted to see this recognized by the community. We hope you will join us in congratulating David on this achievement!
Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the Twin Cities Bungalow Club’s annual celebration of vintage houses. The tour is a great way to get ideas for your own home; chat with like-minded homeowners and contractors; and cruise bungalow neighborhoods. Our architects and designers from the studio can answer questions, tell the story of the project, and share information about what it’s like to work with an architect.Read More
Join us on the 31st annual Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour to see this late 1890s Victorian whole house renovation. Meet the homeowner and designers in a low-key no-obligation setting. The tour is open Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m, regardless of weather conditions. Our project is Home #1 in the Stevens Square neighborhood. Here’s a map of the homes featured on the Tour. Read More