aia minnesota homes of the month
The Home of the Month program is a partnership between the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It features architect-designed houses selected by a jury of experts. The houses represent a range of prices, styles and locations.
A couple's new home reflects their love for modern architecture, while blending with their historic Stillwater neighborhood.
Wood from an old farm granary was creatively repurposed to create an open, airy home.
A cubed cabin in northern Minnesota makes the most of lake views + Photo Gallery
A northern retreat's boxy modern design maximizes lake views while blending into the landscape.
Less is more in a modern Scandinavian-style home in St. Paul.
Family lake retreat in Wisconsin offers a warm welcome + Photo Gallery
Rich, rustic materials shape a family lake retreat in Wisconsin, designed to provide plenty of room for big gatherings. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
A century-old Tudor Revival overlooking Lake of the Isles has been renovated to please a family of sports fans. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Ultra-modern glass home in Minneapolis offers inside-out living + Photo Gallery
Larry and Cynthia Holtz are native Minnesotans who have never lived in California. But the modern glass house they built in south Minneapolis could easily be at home there. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Country home in Marine on St. Croix gets a barn-style makeover + Photo Gallery
A country getaway home in Marine on St. Croix gets a barn-style makeover with guest quarters; a study and musical composition space; a reading nook; and a two-car garage with a workshop and lots of storage. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
The owners of this new modern home on a small lot in Minneapolis consider their project a successful model of sustainable home design and building practices. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
A no-frills cottage on Swan Lake had been the idyllic summer sojourn for five generations of one Minnesota family. But when its seasons became numbered, a new cottage took its place, making the front porch an essential centerpiece.
Sneak peek at 12 Twin Cities award-winning home designs + Photo Gallery
What's your vision of the perfect home? Here are 12 designs of distinction singled out by AIA Minnesota. Each will be featured in the coming year as a Home of the Month, but you can get a sneak peek at them now.
A new house finds its niche in an older Minneapolis neighborhood using restrained, yet state-of-the-art design. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Wanting separate work spaces, an architect and an artist created a distinctive home that makes the most of the setting.
Inside and out, a Minneapolis couple's newly built home melds their traditional and modern sensibilities, while integrating another quality important to them: sustainability. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
The custom dream home in Coon Rapids maximizes the majestic Mississippi River setting and smart features for an active family of four. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
A renovated 1960s home in Deephaven captures the spirit of an old New England colonial to create the home that its owners had always imagined. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Two smart additions transformed a run-of-the-mill 1950s rambler in St. Louis Park into a cool and current home for a modern family. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Lindström lake home has simple Scandinavian style + Photo Gallery
At first, Angie and Lenny Koch planned to build a modest beach house in her hometown of Lindström, Minn., and eventually sell it. "Then we got emotionally invested and decided to build it for us," Angie said, "and do it right." It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
St. Louis Park homeowners gave up a family room to gain a dream kitchen and mudroom – without adding a square foot of new space.
A newly built cottage could easily be mistaken for one of the century-old summer homes on Lake Minnetonka's historic Crane Island. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
A newly built cottage on Lake Minnetonka's historic Crane Island gets an old-style look.
One-room cabin on Burntside Lake embraces Minnesota's deep woods + Photo Gallery
An earthy one-room cabin is embraced by its deep wooded setting on Burntside Lake.
Deephaven 'cottage' is traditional outside, modern on inside + Photo Gallery
In 2014, the couple bought the piece of land at the end of a winding country road. The setting felt so different and far away from their tiny 1920s bungalow in the heart of Minneapolis. "At our old house, we heard airplane noise, not birds chirping."
A smart layout and handcrafted elements by local artisans turned a summer cabin into a year-round home. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.
Deephaven Colonial, 1-room cabin among Home of the Month winners + Photo Gallery
This year's Home of the Month winners include new modern houses, period-sensitive remodels and a one-room cabin.