TRANSFORMATIONS by VUJOVICH

Kenwood Parkway Original

Kenwood, Minneapolis


One of the more distinctive homes in Minneapolis, this property is a true reflection of the past. Built by a lumber baron in the 1890’s, it is one of the very first home’s to grace Kenwood Parkway. Not surprisingly, the home was filled with a variety of woods, which affected the flow, and an outdated kitchen that was frustrating and barely functional.

Committed to staying true to the original architecture, the homeowners had already begun the process of lovingly restoring many aspects of this home. When they got to the kitchen, they knew it was time to bring in the professionals.

What began as a kitchen-focused project quickly morphed into a whole home renovation that touched every room. To gain square footage and achieve the functional spaces the family desired, we pushed out the back of the house to add a kitchen, family room, mudroom and powder room.

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A completely new addition, the kitchen is filled with classic details. Modern conveniences quietly blend into the background of this splendid space. A hammered copper vent hood with bronze strapping and clavos create a beautiful focal point.

The large addition on the back of the home features open connections to casual dining and the kitchen, allowing for familial interaction while maintaining the separate spaces of these well-defined classic rooms.

An existing hutch was utilized to provide storage and authenticity to the new mudroom addition. Open lockers feature USB/tech and black herringbone tile mirrors what was used in the side entry.

The generous curved-staircase is situated directly across the living room from the front door and stands as a stunning testament to the millwork details that can be found throughout the home.

The homeowners were concerned about the potential loss of this unique stained glass window that was originally part of the exterior wall at the back of the house. Our solution was to feature it by creating a custom cabinet to light it up.

The use of mahogany-stained cabinetry, white flooring and white counters creates a clean and consistent look for all bathrooms. The master features a single expansive his and her vanity, offering the homeowners their own distinct space.

 

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