Credit River Residence

Minnesota

The client is a high-end commercial builder. When it came time to build a new house for his family on an empty lot in a suburban development, he commissioned the architecture firm to design a simple, clean-lined modern home that was different than the surrounding, standard-issue homes in the neighborhood. Given the clients' vision, the designers were challenged by the neighborhood association's guidelines which prevent main flat roofs and discreet garages. Using the design constraints as an opportunity, the architecture firm designed a home with a distinctive and unusual mix of traditional and contemporary design elements. The exterior, which features an inspired juxtaposition of steep gabled elements and flat roofed boxes, is finished with white board and batten siding, horizontal though and groove ash, dark metal panels, and a bright yellow contemporary door. To satisfy the requirements for a three-car garage, the designer created an attached two-car garage and a single stall hidden inside one of the flat-roofed boxes. Inside, the open floor plan is designed to maximize views of marshland and nearby river with a master suite, four bedrooms, an integrated kitchen, dining, and living area, an office, a mudroom, and a finished basement.

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Modern home with staircase, wood tread, metal tread, and metal railing. Photo  of Credit River Residence
Modern home with living room, corner fireplace, ceiling lighting, medium hardwood floor, chair, sofa, bookcase, and bench. Photo 2 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with living room, corner fireplace, gas burning fireplace, chair, bench, sofa, accent lighting, floor lighting, ceiling lighting, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 3 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with office, study, chair, desk, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 4 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with medium hardwood floor, chair, staircase, gas burning fireplace, sofa, corner fireplace, wood tread, metal tread, and metal railing. Photo 5 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with colorful cabinet, engineered quartz counter, white cabinet, medium hardwood floor, dining room, cooktops, wall oven, table, accent lighting, and pendant lighting. Photo 6 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with shrubs, front yard, grass, trees, doors, exterior, and swing door type. Photo 7 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with bedroom, bed, wall lighting, accent lighting, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 8 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with bed, medium hardwood floor, ceiling lighting, living room, and shelves. Photo 9 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with ceramic tile floor, engineered quartz counter, wall lighting, undermount sink, freestanding tub, mosaic tile wall, and living room. Photo 10 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with outdoor, shrubs, front yard, trees, and grass. Photo 11 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with outdoor, grass, shrubs, front yard, and trees. Photo 12 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with raised planters, hardscapes, front yard, doors, exterior, and swing door type. Photo 13 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with outdoor, back yard, metal fence, and wood patio, porch, deck. Photo 14 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with kitchen, engineered quartz counter, white cabinet, colorful cabinet, medium hardwood floor, accent lighting, pendant lighting, ceiling lighting, wall oven, refrigerator, and cooktops. Photo 15 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with front yard, raised planters, doors, exterior, and swing door type. Photo 16 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with medium hardwood floor, kids room, playroom, bench, storage, chair, pre-teen age, girl gender, and boy gender. Photo 17 of Credit River Residence
Modern home with pre-teen age, boy gender, bench, girl gender, neutral gender, storage, hallway, dark hardwood floor, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 18 of Credit River Residence