A&H Architecture

Scandinavian Simplicity

Northfield, MN

The goal for this project was to convert a dark main level with spaces that lacked purpose and clarity into a simple and utilitarian gathering place centered around a kitchen where the family of five could proudly cook, socialize, and create meaningful memories. Expanding the existing sequestered kitchen into the underutilized dining room allowed for the addition of large south-facing kitchen windows, lovingly flooding the space with natural light. With a blend of custom and IKEA cabinets and a large, walnut-topped island, the kitchen now provides ample storage and a place for the family of five to come together each day. 

Project Type: 
addition
remodeling
kitchen
bathroom
living room
Project Team: 
Todd Hansen AIA CID, Abigail Merlis Assoc. AIA, Paul Harms Assoc. AIA
Photography: 
Wing Ta
Of Note 

Scandinavian roots influenced the careful selection of materials: subtle hues, soft woods, unexpected vertical tile, and the play of glass and light 

A former laundry room was given new life as a cedar wrapped sauna