Lake Harriet Loft

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This unique 380 square-foot project is located near Lake Harriet and the historic streetcar line. A recent change to Minneapolis zoning code paved the way for building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in this location. In addition to other benefits, ADU’s allow for independent multi-generational housing within close proximity to a primary residence.
The client wanted a separate accommodation for visiting family, friends, and intermittent Airbnb renters. The strategic use of glass, partitions, and vaulted ceilings creates an open and airy interior. Vertical siding and awning windows create a fresh, yet “nested” exterior. Additionally, compact and concealed kitchen appliances exemplify how an essentials-only project can still be modern, comfortable, and stylish.

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Modern home with Outdoor. Exterior View from Alley Photo  of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Exterior View from Alley

Modern home with Kitchen. Compact Kitchen with concealed appliances Photo 2 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Compact Kitchen with concealed appliances

Modern home with Colorful Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Concrete Counter, Dark Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Cooktops, Undermount Sink, and Living Room. Large sliding glass doors connect the interiors with exterior deck Photo 3 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Large sliding glass doors connect the interiors with exterior deck

Modern home with Colorful Cabinet, Refrigerator, Dark Hardwood Floor, Concrete Counter, Pendant Lighting, Cooktops, Undermount Sink, Bedroom, and Dishwasher. Interior view from sleeping area to living area Photo 4 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Interior view from sleeping area to living area

Modern home with Dark Hardwood Floor, Colorful Cabinet, Concrete Counter, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Cooktops, Night Stands, Storage, Undermount Sink, Bookcase, Outdoor, and Table Lighting. Winter photos of the exterior from the adjacent bridge Photo 5 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Winter photos of the exterior from the adjacent bridge

Modern home with Concrete Counter, Colorful Cabinet, Dishwasher, Dark Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Cooktops, Undermount Sink, Bookcase, Night Stands, Storage, Table Lighting, and Outdoor. Site Plan Diagram Photo 6 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Site Plan Diagram

Modern home with Colorful Cabinet, Concrete Counter, Dark Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Cooktops, Dishwasher, Undermount Sink, Bookcase, Night Stands, Storage, Table Lighting, and Living Room. Plan, Section and ADU Information Photo 7 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Plan, Section and ADU Information

Modern home with Concrete Counter, Refrigerator, Dark Hardwood Floor, Colorful Cabinet, Undermount Sink, Pendant Lighting, Dishwasher, Cooktops, Bookcase, Night Stands, Storage, Table Lighting, and Living Room. Additional Dwelling Unit Life cycle Photo 8 of Lake Harriet LoftView Photos

Additional Dwelling Unit Life cycle

Credits

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Architect
  • Christopher Strom Architects
Builder
  • Uber Built
Photographer
  • Alyssa Lee Photography

Overview

Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 380