Our studio was recently featured in the spring issue of Old House Journal for a renovation of a house in northeast Minneapolis. The piece was written by homeowner Daisy Cross. In the first paragraph she writes:
“Built in 1901, our house in Minneapolis is not a Victorian but neither is it a bungalow. In the late 1960s, someone had endeavored to turn the interior into a suburban ranch: they removed trim, added blond casings, dropped the ceilings, and added carpeting and vinyl flooring. In the 20 years before we hired David Heide Design Studio, my husband, Nathan Lockwood, and I had pulled up vinyl flooring and plastic tiles, reglazed windows, rebuilt the porch, renovated bathrooms, and replaced the 1913 boiler. After each project, we liked the house and the neighborhood more, and couldn’t imagine moving. By now our family had grown to include our two boys, Ian and Malcolm.”
This story in Old House Journal is the story of a family who felt a tie to their neighborhood and the storied history of their home. We enjoyed working with the homeowners to meet their needs for their family as well as to restore the original character of their home which had been touched by many hands. This is just one example of how we work with our clients to help them love their homes for many years to come. You can see more of the wonderful Fillmore Street Cottage here.
Thank you to Old House Journal for featuring us and for sharing our story as well as the homeowners’ story! Read “A 1901 House Makeover in Minneapolis” here.