Linden Hills Boulevard Restoration
Set at the head of Linden Hills Boulevard, this home emanates the old-world charm of the surrounding neighborhood.
The house is situated on the west hillside of Lake Harriet. We did an extensive renovation on the home, and we made a great effort to preserve and restore the original details of the house, including Queen Anne-style scalloped shingles, ornate woodwork, and stained glass detail. The renovation focused on the interior and exterior of the home. We also built a substantial addition on the back of the home, which includes an attached garage, mudroom/entry, and guest suite. The comprehensive renovation and addition focused on maintaining ‘flow’, while keeping the historically significant features of the home and updating with modern amenities. Rehkamp Larson Architects diligently worked to preserve the original character of the home, and interior design firm RLH Studio brought the home to life with exquisite design details.
Situated in the heart of the historic Linden Hills neighborhood, the restoration honors the charm and history of its surroundings. Linden Hills has been a favorite leisure destination in South Minneapolis since the late 1800s, when a steam-powered Motor Line (and later an electric streetcar) would escort people to Lake Harriet for picnic and sailing activities. In the 1880s, there was a movement to establish a park system around the Minneapolis lakes. Lake Harriet, in particular, was considered to be the gem of city lakes because of its well-established shoreline and surrounding hills. A pavilion was built on the north side of the lake. It’s stage would host music concerts. Interestingly, there was a bicycle craze in the 1890s. The park board built an enclosure for people to check their bikes while they boated, which could hold up to 800 bicycles at a time. The park board built bicycle paths around the chain of lakes, and the configuration of the paths was almost identical to today. The paths mirrored the Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Minnehaha parkways, which were built for horses and carriages.
This cheerful home is a celebration of the historic Linden Hills neighborhood.
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Photographer: Corey Gaffer Photography
Interior Design: RLH Studio
Architect: Rehkamp Larson Architects