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Mount Curve

Remodel Renovation Addition 800 Plus Square Feet

Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd

Thomas Meyer


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The renovation connects the living and dining rooms with the kitchen by opening an existing oak-clad wall, which is detailed to match the original.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna
Opening the existing oak-clad wall also visually connects the kitchen to the terrace and gardens beyond the living area.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna
The kitchen has been expanded into the former maid’s room and includes an adjacent sitting area with a fireplace and framed views of the surrounding gardens.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna
The master bedroom suite includes a bath with natural wood and stone, as well as a Japanese-style soaking tub.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna
Located within an established neighborhood of classic homes, this modern 1950s residence is a stand-out amidst its traditional neighbors.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna
The interior renovation includes careful detailing and custom millwork designed to match the existing; a new skylight brings daylight into the kitchen.
Photo credit: Wes Glenna

Video: Meet the Architects

Thomas Meyer

The Team
Thomas Meyer, FAIA, Principal in Charge
Aaron Wittkamper, Project Manager
Jodi Gillespie, ASID, Project Interior Designer

General Contractor
Pete Welch and Don Forsman, Welch Forsman Associates, Inc.

Structural Engineer
Meyer, Borgman, and Johnson, Inc.

Design Intent/Solution
Originally designed by University of Minnesota architecture professor Robert Bliss, this residence is a significant example of mid-century modern architecture. For a remodel, the clients wanted to update the amenities and traditional interior organization without marring the aesthetic. The kitchen was expanded into the former maid’s room to connect to the living and dining rooms, while the former chauffeur’s room, adjacent to the garage, was transformed into a guest suite. All woodwork was finished to match the existing millwork throughout the home.

Judges’ Comments
In this big and competitive category, the judges were taken with this striking remodel of a historic mid-century modern home. Robert Bliss’s exterior design is echoed on the interior with sleek, luxurious materials and tones. While completely modernizing the functionality of the home, the team maintained respect toward the integrity and aesthetics of the original design.
Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd
710 South 2nd Street, 7th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-375-0336

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