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Marcelo Valdes, Architect
Home Tailors Building and Remodel
With their children now grown, the clients chose to transform their Golden Valley backyard play structures into a three-season pavilion. Removable polycarbonate panels and a galvanized metal roof allow for the space to be enjoyed in colder weather, while light cedar wood and a slanted ceiling add visual interest to the 240-square-foot room.
The red brick masonry grill pays homage to Argentinean and South American traditions.
This creative addition represents escapism at its best. With authentic Argentinean design details, this structure looks and feels at home in a Minnesota backyard. The judges appreciated the simplicity of the materials and the “dare to dream” mentality of the project—creating an unexpected addition to an everyday home.
M. Valdes Architects
3412 Williamsburg Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55129