Edina Cottage Remodel

Lovely 1937 home set on a corner lot in the rolling neighborhood, White Oaks, Edina, MN
A unique swing encouraged guests to come enjoy this relaxed home, White Oaks, Edina, MN
The foyer and staircase are keys to the charm of the home, White Oaks, Edina, MN
A refreshing canvas of white classic lines, playful embellishments and punches of color, White Oaks, Edina, MN
The fireplace and furnishings enhance the elegant yet beachy vibe, White Oaks, Edina, MN
Part of the old porch repurposed as a great home office for two, White Oaks, Edina, MN
A built-in banquette is a great place for breakfast or homework, and additional, White Oaks, Edina, MN
The kitchen pays high attention to both food preparation and the gathering of friends, White Oaks, Edina, MN
Part of the old porch repurposed as an impressive butler’s room and pantry off the kitchen, White Oaks, Edina, MN
A comfortable family room flows from the kitchen and banquette area, White Oaks, Edina, MN
The mudroom area sends you off and welcomes you home, White Oaks, Edina, MN

Edina Cottage Remodel

This 1937 home held great charm, but lacked functionality for a modern-day family. Although the Edina cottage sits on a large corner lot, current-day setbacks deemed the entire property unbuildable.  A variance was required for any changes to the exterior, especially the addition, was to be highly scrutinized. Great care and dialogue with municipalities and neighbors was required to develop an acceptable solution that would maintain the home’s charming presence in this establish Edina neighborhood.
The overarching design concept for this COTY Award winning project was to create open, airy, clean spaces that better flow together without compromising the feel of this sweet, right-sized family home. Knowing with careful consideration of the property and creative design solutions, this old sleeper could be transformed into a hip and happy, vibrant home for the young family who fell in love with it at first sight.