We want to take a moment to shine a spotlight on a Minnesota based company called Marvin Windows. Beyond creating beautiful, well-made windows they stand out for various design reasons. Each window is made-to-order, customized to the exact specifications the client needs. Marvin has been an exceptional company to work with over the years, we look forward to seeing how they push the boundaries of great design! Take a look at some the beautiful homes we've worked with that have chosen Marvin.
This week we are looking back on past Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase projects. It's fun to see the spaces in their original state and how they've transformed. We're looking forward to showing a beautiful home renovation this weekend in West Edina. We would love to see you there! Link here for details
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.
Each project, each homeowner, and each property are unique. What so many of the projects we are working on currently have in common are unique zoning situations. At present we have an application in with the City of Minneapolis' Historic Preservation commission in order to construct a new home in south Minneapolis, and last month we were awarded a Conditional Use Permit to construct an addition to a home in the flood plain along Minnehaha Creek.
This spring we are also working with the City of Minnetonka and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District to determine the suitability of a property for a new home that abuts not only a lake, but a separate wetland as well, and we cannot leave out the bluff condition that exists on the site and requires separate setbacks and considerations. If that wasn't enough we are also assisting some homeowners in the preliminary stages of applying for a difficult variance with the City of Edina.
Designing and constructing unique projects here at Quartersawn is our specialty. While we may lay in bed at night and dream of building simple homes on simple sites in simple farm fields, we love the challenges older homes and unique sites bring. After all how difficult of a three dimensional puzzle does a flat, open, farm field offer?