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Remodeling Design

Remodeled with Character

Sunfish Lake, MN
new addition with living room furniture, tall ceiling with beams, stone work, fireplace

An Edwin Lundie Original

This home was originally designed in 1931 by famous Minnesota architect Edwin Lundie. Keeping the integrity of this home was essential. Similar to an earlier Edwin Lundie interior design project we completed, the homeowners purchased the home with the intent to remodel it so it fits today’s lifestyle. In partnership with David Charlz Designs and Nor-Son Custom Builders the team spent countless hours studying Lundie’s work to bring this lovely home into the new century.

Home Addition Design
An exterior view of the new addition.
A new addition to the home makes room for a large family room and open kitchen perfect for an active family who loves to entertain.
kitchen with two islands, white cabinets

Spectacular Finishes

In the kitchen is a successful mix of white painted cabinets and a stained island with a marble double-thick edge. Across the way is a blue island with a warm and lovely butcher block top. The butcher block also has a built-up double thickness ogge with custom edging.

butcher block, blue island and stained island with stained bottom

The Luxury of Two Kitchen Islands 

It’s not often you’ll find two islands in the kitchen. Designate one for prepping and cooking and the other for sitting and eating. That way if you're the host and still in the middle of preparing food for friends and family, you'll still feel connected to the group.

butcher block top, paneled refrigerator, two pendant lights
Clever Cabinetry Design

To the right of the paneled refrigerator is the working pantry. When shut, it looks like a continuation of the cabinetry.

pantry with dishwasher, sink, white cabinets
Smart Pantry Design

The working pantry off of the kitchen is equipped with a second sink, dishwasher, and storage. A separate space to clean up without bumping into or leaning over anyone.

white dining room, table and chairs, glass display shelves
Added wallpaper and molding to the dining as well as furnished the space.

Matching Existing Details 

This dining room is almost original to the home. The biggest update is where you see the display shelves. These used to be exterior windows, but when the new addition of the kitchen was added, it had to be closed up. When the team couldn’t match the moldings exactly, we set out to make the niches.

A Balance of New & Old

Butler's Pantry

The wall paneling surrounding the bar is original to the butler's pantry; however, we removed the upper cabinets and added glass shelves. Previously there was a base cabinet which we replaced with a wine fridge making for a nice bar!

white marble vestibule, staircase, doorway to dining

Grand Entrance

A vestibule is added to create a grander entrance to the home. An elegant marble herringbone flooring leads into the home. The original staircase and trim are complemented by new moldings which help keep the character of the home.

Refreshed Bright Staircase

Staircase Design

The staircase is transformed with new molding and painted white to lighten and brighten the space!

white, distressed mudroom, drawers, bench, hooks and storage

Old Character, New Functionality

Mudrooms are growing in popularity for families. It's a practical space that works great for active households such as this one. This room is a great example of how a modern-day room can be made to look original to the home.

Mudroom Design

Distressed Cabinetry in New Home Office

Home Office Design

All new built-in cabinetry is made to look authentic and original to the house. This was achieved with distressed cabinetry, hand-rubbed pulls, and metal screen doors (instead of uppers).

white, marble bathroom, jetted tub, vanity, built-in storage

Reimagined and Creative Space Planning

We went above and beyond transforming this once office into a luxurious and spacious bathroom. Extra time and effort space went into planning the layout. For example, we purposely curved the paneling around the tub to keep it as small as possible so it would not intrude into the walkway. We also built in as many built-ins as we could to maximize storage. Luxurious touches like the marble, wainscotting, jetted tub, and hand-printed wallpaper complete the space.

Owner's Bathroom

Reviving Body & Soul

What an oasis! A huge steam shower with a rain head, multiple spray heads, and a bench to relax.