Envisioned as a modern ranch, the Theodore Wirth home rests comfortably on its hillside location. Immediately adjacent to the property, a densely wooded park creates a retreat-like feel during the summer months, while revealing the Minneapolis downtown skyline and its close proximity to the city throughout the winter season.

Working with the clients, this residence was designed in a way that can easily accommodate gatherings and be used as a place to entertain. Central to the property, a 10-meter swimming pool reflects views of the surrounding structures. In addition to the sauna, the pool house along the western edge provides a sheltered deck area and outdoor kitchen. Reflecting off the expansive south facing windows of the home, the pool helps frame views from within the open volumes of the living spaces. Mitigating street noise from the southern edge of the property, a planted berm adds privacy while further creating a sense of refuge in its semi-urban setting.

Laboring over every material and line, this project is the result of rigorous design and planning with the clients. With a constant requirement for precision, the joinery and timing of materials throughout the home create clean, harmonic spaces that carry one throughout the home. Celebrating a truth in materials, white walls highlight the wide variety of finishes including clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel.

Creating a home with lasting durability and an enduring aesthetic, the varied materials used for the project have been carefully chosen for their natural beauty–drawing a close connection to the raw elements of the earth. Containing the volumes of the home, the striking cantilevered roof plane shields the living spaces from the summer sun while catalyzing the sense of energy and movement throughout the entire site.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, Stone Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Photo  of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Stone Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 2 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Stone Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, Flat RoofLine, and Glass Siding Material. Photo 3 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, Metal Railing, and Wood Railing. Laboring over every material and line, this project is the result of rigorous design and planning with the clients. With a constant requirement for precision, the joinery and timing of materials throughout the home create clean, harmonic spaces that carry one throughout the home. Celebrating a truth in materials, white walls highlight the wide variety of finishes including clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel. Photo 4 of Theodore Wirth Ranch

Laboring over every material and line, this project is the result of rigorous design and planning with the clients. With a constant requirement for precision, the joinery and timing of materials throughout the home create clean, harmonic spaces that carry one throughout the home. Celebrating a truth in materials, white walls highlight the wide variety of finishes including clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel.

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Stone Tile Wall, and Marble Wall. Photo 5 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Doors, Interior, Metal, and Swing Door Type. Photo 6 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Front Yard, Trees, Hardscapes, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, and Hanging Lighting. Photo 7 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Stone Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 8 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Stone Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 9 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Hallway, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Ceramic Tile Floor. Photo 10 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 11 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 12 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 13 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 14 of Theodore Wirth Ranch
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  • 2015