Historic Green Remodel

Green remodeled exterior with new windows, siding, roof, and more, Minneapolis
Green remodeled exterior before and after, Minneapolis
Exterior Green features include a rain garden and rain barrels to reduce run-off, Minneapolis
New live green roof filters rainwater through drought tolerant sedum, Minneapolis
The portable butcher-block island allows for a versatile work space and is designed for the clients’ taller height
New custom cabinetry, onyx counter tops, and hand-made tile floor maintain the old-world charm
90% fluorescent & LED lighting boosts the home’s energy performance, Minneapolis
New mudroom and fully renovated second floor bath featuring low-flow plumbing fixtures, Minneapolis
A small third bedroom has been retrofitted as a study/guest room using low VOC finishes, Minneapolis
New built-in shelving and sleeping area combines study and guest room, Minneapolis

Historic Green Remodel

The garden-to-table-to-garden concept is alive and well with this Seward neighborhood icon.  Inside and out, a thoughtful green remodel shows that sustainable living doesn’t mean sacrificing beauty or comfort.  Originally built in 1909, this home has been returned to its original charm, only now with a high performance and low impact spin.  Testing in with an initial HERS score of 127, the homeowners and the design build team knew vast improvements could be made.  Through third party energy rating and design modeling, the home now achieves a HERS score of 59, garnering a 5-Stars Plus rating and qualifies as an EPA Energy Star Version 2 home.

Chris Bleyhl, Vujovich Designer – Building Knowledge