Lowry Hill Revival

The goals for this major remodeling to a 1891 house in an historic Minneapolis neighborhood were to create a highly functional, up to date interpretation of an historic home for an active family with two children. The project included a complete kitchen and breakfast room remodeling, and a subterranean mudroom and utility kitchen in a lower level, linking the formerly detached garage and remodeled playroom/office to the main house under a new deck and screened porch. The front porch and landscaping were also updated to highlight the long elegant horizontal line of the front porch.

Project Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Project Type: AdditionRemodelingKitchenBathroom

Project Team: Todd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, PartnerIan A. McLellan, AIA, Partner

Interior Design Consultant: Alecia Stevens

Photography: Corey Gaffer

Of Note

  • A custom made lightweight library ladder is included for access to top kitchen cabinets.
  • The subterranean mudroom/utility kitchen is fitted out with a combination of custom and IKEA cabinetry.
  • The 7’ tall windows in the play room look out over an expansive valley in the middle of the city.


  • ASID Award - First Place | November 2018
  • RAVE Award - AIA Mpls/ St. Paul | June 2017