The clients for this project sought gracious, beautiful spaces for large-scale entertaining while simultaneously providing a comfortable family home for a family with three young boys. Albertsson Hansen added a generously sized kitchen, reconfigured the living/dining room with a built-in buffet, converted the original kitchen to a scullery, and added a family room as the hub for daily living. A new mudroom features built-in cabinetry with ample storage to hide Minnesota-winter clutter.
Wide paneled doorways between main rooms allow easy circulation during parties. Translucent pass-through from buffet to scullery allows off-stage serving and easy clean up. Continuous banquettes along north and east sides of living room provide generous seating.
"Albertsson Hansen designed a beautiful, light-filled home that meets the demands of our three rough-and-tumble boys. The spaces expand for family celebrations and contract for intimate dinners. And our home is full of surprises: window seats, pocket doors, porches, and a scullery." -owners