A&H Architecture

Deephaven Colonial

Deephaven, Minnesota

An unintuitive entry and poorly defined living spaces were the catalysts for this remodel and addition. The home lacked a visible front door as well as a defined flow throughout the first floor. With a new two-story addition, the front entrance was repositioned to be clearly visible from the approach with an added pergola guiding visitors in. Adding a new living room and screened porch with generous double hung windows created panoramic views that immerse the occupant in the surrounding wetlands – a feature that makes this Colonial inspired home so special. 

Project Type: 
living room
Project Team: 
Todd Hansen AIA CID, Ian McLellan Assoc. AIA
Exterior: Peter Kerze; Interior: Karen Melvin
Of Note 

- The subtle coloring of the interior allow the dramatic seasonal changes of the site to impact each room.

- Cabinet door on traditional sash ropes hides the TV when entertaining.

- To feel more connected to the site, the Living Room addition is three steps down from the existing house to follow the contour of the land.