Jump over to the Star Tribune to read the whole article about our terrific homeowners Pete and Starla, and the remarkable remodel we were able to do for them and their dog Gus. You might have driven by the project on 39th Avenue as we had the second floor suspended in the air, or seen the previous mention of the project in the StarTribune last summer. Coming up this weekend you are welcome to come tour the finished home and hear more about the project during the Spring Remodelers Showcase. The house will be open to tour, Friday March 27th, 1-7pm, Saturday March 28th Noon-6pm, and Sunday March 29th from Noon-6pm as well.
Two very different homes, each with a second level worth saving, and each with a first level worthy of demolition. Tour each of these homes in the 2015 Remodelers Showcase, March 27-29.
The second floor of this home, added to this charming Linden Hills cottage 15 years ago was worth saving, however not much else was salvageable. The first level floor plan was very confining and the basement was damp and dreary. We were able to cost-effectively hold up the existing second level of the home while reconstructing the first level and basement. We welcome you to come to see this imaginative transformation. See how cramped and confining can be remade into modern and open.
The owners of this beautiful south Minneapolis home came to Quartersawn with a dilemma. How to create more functional use of space without sacrificing the charm and character of the home’s original architecture? The solution was to rebuild an addition off the back of the house which incorporates a kitchen, mudroom, powder bath and family room. The full basement below is an additional bonus. Stop by to see how we brought new life to this 100 year home.
We are excited to announce a newly remodeled home on the Fall Remodelers Showcase. House number R52
Charming, classic, and refined… describe elegant homes constructed in the 1920’s. Spacious, open, and accessible do not.
That was the challenge brought to us by the homeowners of this classic Southwest Minneapolis Tudor gem. Expand upon the wonderful home they had loved for years and incorporate modern amenities into it, including an elevator, to fulfill the accessibility needs of their family
Come visit this project to see how we took an ordinary three-bedroom, one-bath home, and gave it all of the improvements a modern family requires, while blending it seamlessly into a charming home in a picturesque neighborhood. - See more on the Parade of Homes website
Quartersawn is always super excited to support Open Arms, and nothing beats taking a break from job sites, drawings, and schedules to do so! A group of us spent a lovely September afternoon, harvesting Lettuce seeds, (Yes, you can do this!) harvesting radishes, and planting a fall crop of spinach. The organic small urban farm, located right in St. Paul, provides fresh and nutritious ingredients for the delectable meals Open Arms prepares in their kitchen and then delivers to the sick in our community.Read More
When only the second floor is worth saving, well then let's save it. How would one go about that you ask. We brought in the folks from Jepsen to help us with this one. Gone is the 1910's era main level with it's numerous additions, quirky layout and dated finishes. Gone also is the wet and cracked basement foundation, with it's low ceiling height. All that has been kept is the second floor addition built above the once one story home in 1993. Now it's our job is too build back in it's place a completely modern and remarkable bungalow.
To neighbors, the quaint bungalow on 39th and Vincent won't appear all that different when we are done. To accommodate a new floor structure between the basement and lower level the height of the home will grow 6". Once rebuilt the main level will feature new window layouts and new siding, but otherwise the footprint of the remodeled home will be exactly as it was before we began.