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Linden Hills Parkside Cottage

This charming bungalow designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects sits in the heart of Linden Hills. It is a tastefully designed and well-built home, suitable for the surrounding area. It is comfortable and embraces outdoor living spaces, giving a young family something to ‘grow into’. It has traditional, architectural detailing and the amenities of a modern home.

When the homeowner moved to Minneapolis from the East Coast, and he wanted to build a home with a similar, historic aesthetic of the older neighborhoods in upstate New York. He searched for the perfect location to build a uniquely custom home. The homeowner chose Linden Hills because he wanted a home which could accurately reflect the mystique of the surrounding, historic neighborhood. Seamless indoor-outdoor transition is key area of focus, with emphasis on porches and outdoor living spaces.

A simple story and a half with gable roof keeps the height low, while shed dormers on both sides maximize space. The exterior, a combination of horizontal lap siding, V-groove soffits and painted panels, reflects classic details found throughout the neighborhood. The home has several windows. The house is also brightened by white-enameled woodwork and white oak wide-plank hardwood floors. A cozy porch facing Linden Hills Park welcomes guests through the front yard.

Inside, classic details mingle with modern amenities to create an open dining, living and kitchen area perfect for entertaining. Beyond the large walk-in pantry and staircase, a pocket door closes off the back half of the house for privacy. The large, light-filled office and inviting mudroom (complete with powder room) exit directly onto the deck and backyard.

A traditional 2-story wooden staircase invites the family upstairs to a private area with a master suite and two guest bedrooms.  Under the dormered half-story upper level, a gracious master suite equipped with a walkout deck overlooks the park, and a two-sided fireplace connects the bedroom and master bath. Two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and ample windows share a well-appointed bathroom at the end of the hall, and a finely crafted laundry area discreetly tucks into one side of the bright and open upper hall.

The house is built with a keen eye on high-quality finishes.

  • Several outdoor living spaces
  • Lutron full automated system
  • Extensive built-in cabinets throughout the home
  • 2-story wooden staircase
  • Private outdoor entertaining area with fire pit, cedar deck, barbeque, and retractable movie screen

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