Architect/Designer: Ron Brenner Architects
Builder: Kyle Hunt & Partners, Inc.
Property Owners: Jeff Stites & Jennifer Wilson
Linden Hills Revival
A careworn Linden Hills bungalow in foreclosure provided the owners with an ideal opportunity for redevelopment. Bungalows, Farmhouses and Four Squares predominate in this vibrant neighborhood and this classic Greek Revival Farmhouse fits seamlessly into the fabric of the community.
The Architect carefully composed exterior elevations to create appropriately scaled forms, window patterns, siding patterns and details. The traditional look of the narrow lap siding and cedar brackets and accompaniments of the exterior contrast well with the striking vertical lines of the skirt board. An open front porch provides a welcoming environment for neighborhood card games and casual gatherings. Inside, an open floor plan with 9 foot ceilings gives the main floor of this not-so-big home and airy feeling without being overwhelming. Three modest bedrooms upstairs, along with a light-filled office and a generous laundry provide an ample private space for the owner’s family. And a fully finished walkout basement with family room, a ¾ bath and a large entertainment room with a custom wet bar done in maple, walnut and sodalite gemstone provides a nice location for many family and neighborhood gatherings. Out in back, a cedar deck and ground-floor stamped patio look out onto a large, gently sloping landscaped lawn, all sheltered by mature trees preserved by the owners during construction.