STAR TRIBUNE: Braemar Hills Residence

The Braemar Hills Residence, which will appear in the 2014 Homes By Architects Tour, was featured on the cover of the StarTribune Home + Garden section on September 14th. This sensational project has also been published in Architecture Minnesota, and is a signature piece of P/K's recent work and collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Andrew Flesher Interiors.

2014 Homes By Architects Tour

Peterssen/Keller's recently completed Meadow Pond Residence and Braemar Hills Residence will both be featured on the 2014 Homes By Architects Tour! The Braemar Hills renovation transformed a mid-century rambler and infused it with a fresh spirit and modern design sensibility, while the Meadow Pond Residence is sophisticated new home that combines a fresh, organic modern design aesthetic with sustainable design strategies. This is a unique opportunity to tour two of P/K's stunning signature projects.

Saturday, Sept. 20 & Sunday, Sept. 21
10am-5pm

9 Meadow Lane, Golden Valley
&
6990 Tupa Drive, Edina
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ARCHITECTURE MINNESOTA: Braemar Hills Residence

The Braemar Hills Residence, P/K's stunning transformation of a mid-century rambler, graces the cover of the September issue of Architecture Minnesota. The design infuses the living spaces with new spirit and a modern design sensibility. The spaces are arranged to capture the natural light throughout the day, and center around a dramatic, cantilevered open fireplace finished with Venetian plaster and a floating hearth made from gun-blued steel. This project will be featured on the 2014 Homes By Architects Tour on September 20th and 21st.

2014 RAVE AWARDS

Peterssen/Keller made a splash at the 2014 RAVE Awards (Residential Architects Vision & Excellence Award). Our Cedar Lake International Style Residence won the top award for significant renovations, and our Calhoun Kitchen received 2nd place for kitchen design. The awards recognize exceptional design across a range of styles by Minnesota architecture firms.

MPLS.ST.PAUL HOME: Kenwood Cottage

Our award-winning Kenwood Cottage Residence, a collaboration with Elevation Homes and Martha Dayton Design, graces the cover of the May 2014 issue of MPLS.ST.PAUL Home & Design magazine. This new home brings together classic architectural style with modern livability. Designed as an "urban cottage," the home draws on the rich heritage of the neighborhood without feeling repetitive, and has a carefully proportioned massing that allow it to blend in beautifully. "The not-so-big house lives on, as it should."

ARCHITECTURE MINNESOTA: Mid-Century Ranch

Our award winning renovation of a classic mid-century modern home is featured in the July issue of Architecture Minnesota. The design seamlessly weaves the new with the existing to create a coherent whole--a design that builds on the past without being limited by it. "The project is a prime example of how to honor the design of an old house while modernizing it for the way people live today."

2014 AIA Home of the Month Awards

Peterssen/Keller has received three AIA Minnesota Home of the Month awards for our Kenwood Cottage, Kenilworth Residence and Mid-Century Ranch projects! The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context. Each home will be featured in the StarTribune in the coming year.

Trends International: Fremont Georgian

Our spectacular top-to-bottom renovation of a gracious old Georgian home is featured on the cover of Trends International in India! This award-winning home combines classic elegance with a twist of the unexpected, and has been extensively published in numerous media. Its refined and functional interiors, designed to withstand the trials of a family of boys, could be easily at home in Chicago or on the coast.

Join P/K at Design Week!

We're delighted to be a featured part of Midwest Home Design Week, an annual celebration of great design in the Twin Cities. Please join us this Monday, February 17th at the W Minneapolis for a fabulous evening and panel discussion featuring Lars Peterssen, Gabriel Keller, Bob Near of Streeter & Associates, and other experts from the design industry.

Turning Your Dream Home into Reality
Monday, February 17

6pm-8pm
W Hotel Minneapolis - The Foshay
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Residential Architect: Tyrol Hills Modern

Our award-winning complete transformation of a 1980s house into a stunning modern family home is featured in the November/December 2013 issue of Residential Architect. We removed all the interior walls, exposing the tall vaulted spaces hidden within the roof trusses. Rooms are defined by walls of red birch cabinetry, and the volume is accented with enameled shelves and skylights. We are pleased that this project has been recognized again!

TRENDS HOME RENOVATION: FREMONT GEORGIAN

Our spectacular top-to-bottom renovation of a gracious old Georgian home is featured in Trends Home Renovation magazine--the project's first international publication! The richly detailed family home, which combines classic elegance with a twist of the unexpected, is one of our most popular recent projects. Its refined and functional interiors, designed to withstand the trials of a family of boys, could be easily at home in Chicago or on the coast.

MIDWEST HOME: Enchanted Island Modern

Peterssen/Keller's new residence on Lake Minnetonka graces the cover of the September/October issue of Midwest Home magazine. The article, "Fashion Meets Architecture", features the latest in New York fashion paired beautifully with our organic modern design. The home's incredible views, clean lines and exquisite detailing bring out the best in the models!

Architecture Minnesota: Enchanted Island Modern

Our newly built home on Lake Minnetonka's Enchanted Island is featured in the September issue of Architecture Minnesota! The design integrates P/K's signature Organic Modern design style with a stunning lakeside site. Check it out in person on the 2013 Homes By Architects Tour Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd!

House & Home: Fremont Georgian

The Fremont Georgian Residence has once again gained attention for its thoughtful material selection and meticulous details. The home's intimate sunroom has been featured in the May 2013 issue of House & Home magazine. The feature showcases the room's stunning Moroccan terracotta tile, period windows, beadboard walls, and memorable blue ceiling. The story explains that the composition "keeps the relaxed vibe going, top to bottom".  

B.L.E.N.D Award: East Harriet Residence

We are pleased to announce that our recently completed East Harriet Residence, built by Marsden Building & Remodeling, received a 2013 B.L.E.N.D Award! The awards recognize quality residential design that fits the context of the surrounding urban fabric. The home's modest scale, welcoming front entry, and rich craftsman detailing bring welcoming warmth to its neighborhood.

2013 Homes By Architects Tour

Peterssen/Keller's recently completed Enchanted Island Modern residence on Lake Minnetonka, built by Streeter & Associates, will be featured on the 2013 Homes By Architects Tour! The home was designed to integrate into the undulating site, allowing the ground to flow through the house and provide an aperture for viewing the surrounding lake and woods. This is a unique opportunity to tour one of the areas most stunning sites and residences.

Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sunday, Sept. 22
10am-5pm

3944 Enchanted Lane
Minnetrista / Minnesota / 55364
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Trends: EMINENT RESIDENCE

The renovation of the Eminent Residence, home of interior designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design, was featured in Kitchen Trends magazine. The organic modern design shows the potential of great collaboration between architecture and design firms: attention to detail and seamless integration of material, form and furnishings.

P/K Open House and Art Opening 2013

You are invited to an open house and art opening at our studio in Uptown! Tim Peterson, director of Franklin Art Works, has curated another exhibition of notable local artists for us! Our new exhibit features artists Beth Dow, Anthony Marchetti, Laura Migliorino, Jehra Patrick, and Carolyn Swiszcz.

Come see our most recent work, meet our new staff, and enjoy food provided by Hola Arepa, drinks (including local brews from Surly Brewing) and music!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 / 4-8pm

1610 W Lake St / Minneapolis, MN / 55408

 

RSVP appreciated but not required

rsvp@pkarch.com

STAR TRIBUNE: TYROL HILLS MODERN

On May 5th, the Tyrol Hills Modern was featured as the 'AIA Home of the Month' in the Home + Garden section of the StarTribune. The article highlights the challenges P/K faced transforming the 1980's builder home into a modern, sun-filled dwelling. The feature describes the home's new 'organic modern' feel and the intimate, warm spaces it creates.      

2013 AIA Home Of The Month Award

Peterssen/Keller has received an AIA Minnesota Home of the Month award for our spectacular Tyrol Hills Modern renovation. The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context. This is the third award given to this fabulous collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Eminent Interior Design. The home will be featured in the StarTribune in the coming year.

TRENDS: Lowry Hill Kitchen

Our recently completed Lowry Hill Kitchen is featured in the current Kitchen Trends magazine. The bold, contemporary design is apparent in the materials: dark floors of Canadian marble and European style cabinets of Japanese figured ash and high-gloss automotive paint. The project has a flair rare in residential projects, befitting the homeowner's extensive collection of art and furniture.

Parade of Homes: Green Dream Home

Peterssen/Keller's collaboration with DiGiacomo Homes on a new sustainable home will be featured as the Green Dream Home on the 2013 Parade of Homes Spring Preview! This home is a creative blend of sustainability, aging-in-place features, open floor plan and traditional detailing.

Thursday - Sunday in March
12:00pm - 6:00pm
17 Meadow Ln N / Golden Valley / 55422
 

Star Tribune: Lynn on Bryant

The Lynn on Bryant was featured in the Taste section of the Thursday, February 14th issue of the StarTribune. The full page spread raves about Peter Ireland's masterful cuisine as well as Peterssen/Keller's design.

ASID DESIGN AWARDS: FREMONT GEORGIAN & EMINENT RESIDENCE

P/K's collaborations with interior designers recently won three 2012 ASID Design Awards! The Fremont Georgian renovation, designed with Engler Studio, received two first place awards. The Eminent Residence, designed with Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design (her own home, no less!) also received an honorable mention. We are thrilled that our continued collaborations with these talented interior designers have received such recognition.

Star Tribune: Fremont Georgian Residence

The Fremont Georgian Residence was featured in the Everyday Solutions section of the Sunday, November 25th issue of the StarTribune. The full page spread tells the backstory behind the creation of this award winning sunroom. Our close collaboration with Engler Studio and Streeter & Associates is a perfect example of how a home can be crafted to suit the personality and lifestyle of our clients.

Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes: Book Release Party

Our Cedar Lake International home graces the cover of the new book "Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes," by Bette Hammel and photographer Karen Melvin. Join us at the party for a chance to meet the authors and celebrate the publication of the book, which features the most historically and architecturally significant homes of the Chain of Lakes.

Saturday, November 3rd, 7pm
Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Ave. S / Minneapolis
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Residential Architect: P/K Office Profile

Peterssen/Keller was featured in the September/October issue of Residential Architect! The recently redesigned magazine celebrates excellence in residential architecture, and profiles one firm in each issue. We are honored to have our firm and space showcased.

Midwest Home: Gull Lake Cottage

Gull Lake Cottage is featured in Midwest Home's September/October issue! The cabin, designed by Kristine Anderson while she was with Domain Architecture & Design, blends a subdued Scandinavian vernacular with a fresh palette of white-washed wood walls and accents of blue. As the homeowner says, "it's a little more New England than Up North."

Trends Design Award: Edgewater Modern

We're happy to announce that the Edgewater Modern kitchen has been named a Trends Top 50 American Kitchen! The kitchen, published recently in Trends, was selected for its "excellence in design, function, product specification, and style." The home has also won a Sub Zero/Wolf Design Award, been featured in MplsStPaul Magazine and the StarTribune, and was a popular destination in the 2008 Homes by Architects Tour.

Minnesota Preservation Award: Cedar Lake International Style

We are honored to announce that our work on the VMS Kaufmann House, a designated Minneapolis landmark, has received a 2012 Minnesota Preservation Award! The award recognizes significant achievement in historic preservation statewide. Join us to celebrate at the Minnesota Preservation Awards Gala on Thursday, September 20th at the Ford Center. This is the second award the project has received, and is the result of an outstanding collaboration with Streeter & Associates, Coen + Partners, and Barnhouse Office.

2012 ASID Kitchen & Bath Tour

Join us this weekend as we showcase our fabulous kitchen collaboration with Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design. On display this weekend only, this modern update is a creative blend of European style cabinets and organic modern materials.

October 13th & 14th
Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday 12pm - 5pm
6478 Westchester Circle / Golden Valley, MN

 

P/K Open House and Art Opening 2012

You are invited to an open house and art opening at our studio in Uptown! Tim Peterson, director of Franklin Art Works, has curated another exhibition of notable local artists for us! Our new exhibit features artists Michael Kareken, Christian Nielsen, Santiago Cucullu, Tim Tozer, and Megan Vossler. Come see our most recent work, meet our new staff, and enjoy food provided by Chef Shack, drinks (including local brews from Surly Brewing) and music!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 / 4-8pm

1610 W Lake St / Minneapolis, MN / 55408

 

RSVP appreciated but not required

rsvp@pkarch.com

B.L.E.N.D Award: Linden Hills Farmhouse

We are pleased to announce that our recently completed cottage in Linden Hills, built by ReuterWalton Construction, received a 2012 B.L.E.N.D Award for new home construction! The awards recognize quality residential design that fits the context of the surrounding urban fabric. The home's modest scale, open front porch, and traditional detailing bring welcoming warmth to its neighborhood.

In Progress: The Lynn

Our most recent addition, Molly Reichert, is designing a fabulous new restaurant, The Lynn! The French bistro, opening in September, is at 50th and Bryant. The restaurant is already attracting a lot of media attention, including from the StarTribune and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

MPLS.ST.PAUL HOME: FREMONT GEORGIAN RESIDENCE

Our Fremont Georgian Residence is featured in the July 2012 Mpls.St.Paul Home! The extensive renovation transformed a dark, gloomy house into a crisp and comfortable light-filled oasis. An addition created a spacious kitchen and family room that take advantage of the light and views of the newly landscaped yard. Our collaboration with Engler Studio and Streeter & Associates (dubbed "The Dream Team" in the article) is a perfect example of how our clients' unique visions inspire our designs.

Cultivate at Williams-Sonoma.com

We were excited to hear that Williams-Sonoma has a featured article of our Tyrol Hill Modern kitchen on their kitchen website, Cultivate. The article wrote that our transformation had turned this once outdated and ill proportioned kitchen into, "a gorgeous work of art." See more photos in our portfolio here.

Star Tribune: Cedar Lake International Style

Our Cedar Lake International Style Residence is featured in the StarTribune after winning an AIA Home of the Month award. Lynn Underwood wrote, "after 76 years, the International Style landmark continues to turn heads."

Architecture Minnesota: Tyrol Hills Residence

Ryan Fish's award-winning Tyrol Hills Residence is featured in the May/June 2012 issue of Architecture Minnesota. The home, completed by Ryan before he joined us at P/K, "brings cutting-edge energy solutions to a time-honored architectural style" as "sustainable design is all about function; it doesn't have to dictate aesthetic."

AIA HOME OF THE MONTH AWARD

Peterssen/Keller won an AIA Minnesota Home of the Month award last night for our stunning Cedar Lake International Style! The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context. The project will be featured in the Star Tribune on Sunday, May 6th!

Kitchen & Bath Ideas: Tyrol Hills Residence

Ryan Fish's recently completed Tyrol Hills Residence is featured in the February 2012 issue of Kitchen & Bath Ideas magazine! This nearly "net-zero" home, featuring geothermal heating/cooling paired with photovoltaic solar panels, is a testament to how sustainable architecture and traditional design can successfully work together.

New Year, New Staff

Happy New Year! We are pleased to welcome Jason Briles and Tommy Everson to our design team. Jason brings over 16 years of residential experience to P/K, including work on many award winning projects, including a LEED Gold project. Tommy joins us as an intern after completing his Masters in Architecture and working with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, an organization that P/K is looking to partner with in the coming year.

2011 COTY AWARDS: TYROL HILL MODERN

Our recent collaboration with Bob Near of Streeter & Associates, the Tyrol Hill Modern residence, just received two COTY Awards from NARI Minnesota, including best whole house renovation! The awards recognize excellence in aesthetics, functionality, superior craftsmanship, use of innovative construction materials and techniques, overcoming difficult obstacles, and meeting client needs. We are proud that this transformation of a 1980's home, which integrated unique materials within an organic modern design, has been recognized!

Fremont Georgian Residence

We are excited to showcase our recently completed transformation of a beautiful East Lake Harriet Home in our portfolio! The extensive renovation and addition provide a warmth and brightness lacking in many older homes. Unique materials give the home a personal touch, including Moroccan terracotta tile, fanciful encaustic tile, icebox cabinet latches and solid walnut and zinc countertops. This is another successful collaboration with Streeter's Renovation Division and Engler Studio to create a timeless and classic home!

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota: Donor Circle

We are proud to announce Peterssen/Keller is now a member of Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's (PAM) Donor Circle! PAM has been critical in identifying and protecting irreplaceable architectural treasures throughout our state, and we are pleased to be able to support their important mission. Read more about their efforts and how you can get involved on their website.

CEDAR LAKE INTERNATIONAL

We just updated our portfolio with stunning images of our recently completed renovation of a historic International Style home. The modern house, built in 1935 as a weekend home on Cedar Lake, is a designated Minneapolis Landmark and one of the few lakeshore homes in the Minneapolis. Among the changes, a new third floor was added to create a master suite aerie with a sweeping terrace and panoramic views. This is another incredible collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Coen + Partners!

Mpls.St.Paul Home: Tyrol Hill Modern

Our recently completed transformation of a 1980's home in Tyrol Hill is featured in the October issue of Mpls.St.Paul Home magazine. We removed all the interior walls, exposing the tall vaulted spaces hidden within the roof trusses. Spaces are defined by walls of red birch cabinetry, while glass transoms and hidden doors provide acoustic separation. Be sure to check out the article, and our portfolio, to see more of this stunning organic modern design!

ARCHITECTURE MINNESOTA: FIRM PROFILE & INTERVIEW

Peterssen/Keller Architecture is featured in the September/October issue of Architecture Minnesota! The profile showcases P/K and our studio space. The interview continues online in a video where we discuss architectural practice and our design process.

Gull Lake Cottage

Check out our new images of this charming lakeside retreat that Kristine Anderson designed while at Domain Architecture & Design. Whitewashed wood walls and enameled cabinets offset chocolate brown floors and exposed beams to create modern, bright spaces. Doors painted a crisp blue evoke the water and provide stunning accents in the interior. A modern breezeway leads to the guest suite and spills onto a stone terrace overlooking Gull Lake.

P/K Open House and Art Opening 2011

You are invited an open house and art opening at our studio in Uptown! Tim Peterson, director of Franklin Art Works, has curated an exhibition of notable local artists within our new space.

Come see our most recent work, meet our new staff, and enjoy food provided by Chef Shack, drinks (including local brews from Surly Brewing) and music!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 / 4-8pm

1610 W Lake St / Minneapolis, MN / 55408


RSVP to rsvp@pkarch.com

Material Spotlight: Curved Wood Flooring

Looking for an alternative to the common wood floor? We are excited by the unique beauty of Bolefloor's new curved solid wood floor. With joints that follow the natural profile of the tree it was cut from, the undulating curves provide a soft touch to an age old product. At home in both a traditional and modern home, this is another example of a material whose organic qualities transcend style.

Homes by Architects Tour

Peterssen/Keller’s extensive work on a historic International Style home will be featured on the 2011 Homes By Architects Tour! Built in 1935 as a weekend home on Cedar Lake, it is a designated Minneapolis Landmark and one of the few lakeshore homes in the city. Check out our blog post about the project, and find more images in our portfolio.

The tour is on one weekend only: Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Tickets and more information can be found on the Homes By Architects website. This is a unique opportunity to tour one of Minneapolis's most stunning and historic private residences!

P/K Expands

Peterssen/Keller Architecture continues to grow, most recently with the addition of Ryan Fish, AIA, LEED AP. Ryan brings over a decade of experience in residential design to our firm. His projects have been widely published and have received numerous awards, including Home of the Month, RAVE, and AIA Minnesota Honor Awards. We are excited to have him here!

Midwest Home: Mid-Century Classic

The June/July issue of Midwest Home, on newsstands and on the web now, features the renovation of an original 1963 Elizabeth Close house. The design updated the home to allow for the needs of a modern family while respecting the original architecture. A new spiral stair now leads from the living room to the terrace below without obstructing the facade. Inside, the kitchen's ceiling was vaulted and a wall removed to open the space to the dining room, reflecting the important role the kitchen now plays in family life. The project, completed while Lars Peterssen was a principal at Domain Architecture & Design, is another successful collaboration with interior designer Sally Wheaton Huscha.

NEW IDEA TRENDS: EAST ISLES RETREAT

East Isles Retreat is a highlight of the latest issue of New Idea Trends, on newsstands and on the web now! This wonderful collaboration with Coen+Partners Landscape Architects and ReuterWalton Construction was completed while Lars Peterssen was at Domain Architecture & Design. An unuseable and unwelcoming backyard has become the center of summer activity, directly connecting indoor spaces of the home to the new terraces and pool. A row of birch trees and an elegant white fence frame the view of the new pergola and stone wood-burning fireplace.

KITCHEN TRENDS: EDGEWATER MODERN

Edgewater Modern is featured on the cover of Kitchen Trends magazine! The issue is now on the newsstands and on the web. We also posted new photos from Kitchen Trends in our portfolio. The condo, designed by Lars Peterssen and Gabriel Keller while they were at Domain Architecture & Design, is another example of the organic modern design approach that we can bring to our projects when our clients want a warm, contemporary interior.

Mpls.St.Paul Home: Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Peterssen/Keller’s renovation of a 1980’s home in Tyrol Hills is featured in the March Mpls.St.Paul Home magazine, and will be on the Remodelers Showcase tour this spring. Our stunning organic modern design transformed the home to suit a growing family. Close collaboration with Eminent Interior Design and Streeter & Associates insured that the design was executed flawlessly. A preview of the project is in our portfolio, and tour information is on the Parade Of Homes website. The show runs from April 1st through April 3rd–don’t miss it!

Surly Brewing: Destination Brewery & Restaurant

We are excited to announce P/K developed the conceptual design for Surly Brewing’s newly announced “destination brewery”! A one of a kind experience in Minnesota, the brand new 60,000sf brewery will boast many sustainable features and include a restaurant, beer garden, green roof deck, and even a windmill. For more information check out our website, follow Twin Cities Business magazine and the StarTribune, and keep up to date on developments through Surly’s blog.

Landscape Architecture Magazine: East Isles Retreat

The East Isles Retreat was featured in a recent issue of Landscape Architecture magazine. The article highlights Coen + Partners award-winning landscape design, which plays modern geometries and subtle textures off the historic details of the Lake of the Isles home. A new raised terrace maximizes views of the lake and creates a direct connection into the home. The pattern of bluestone pavers clearly delineates areas of activity: panels of lawn, the pool, and a pergola and fireplace for outdoor living space.

Tyrol Hills Modern

Happy New Year! We just updated the portfolio with our recently completed renovation of a 1980’s era home. We removed all the interior walls and ceilings—exposing the tall vaulted spaces hidden with the roof trusses—and used birch cabinetry to separate and define the living spaces. The use of unusual materials, including an undulating stone floor and custom mosaic backsplash, brings warmth and depth to the renovation’s “organic modern” design. Please check back for photos of the rest of the project!

EAST ISLES ARTS & CRAFTS TUDOR

We have just posted photos of a recent project designed by Lars Peterssen and Joseph Johnson while Lars was at Domain Architecture & Design! The original home, the work of Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones, lacked the combined kitchen, dining, and family room spaces which work well for modern family living. The beautifully proportioned addition, which opens to a new terrace and garden, was designed to blend seamlessly with the existing home on the exterior while providing a modern accent inside.

2010 COTY AWARD

We are excited to announce that the 2010 ASID Showcase Home and Vujovich Design Build received a 2010 COTY Award from NARI Minnesota! The home for Dan Buettner, which was designed by Lars Peterssen and Kristine Anderson while at Domain Architecture & Design, is a study in what is possible when talented designers, an inspired client and a meticulous contractor collaborate. Thanks again to Vujovich and all of the ASID interior designers that made it possible!

Leon Hushcha

Renowned local artist Leon Hushcha’s inspirational new show, Guest Artist Series: Aesthetics x 2, opens next week and runs through January 7th! The works are all collaborations between Leon and a diverse collection of other artists, including photographer Tom Arndt and Garrison Keillor. The show’s opening reception is on Friday, December 3rd from 5-9pm at Leon’s gallery and studio in the Threscher Building at 700 South 3rd Street in Minneapolis. We hope to see you there!

Renovation Style Magazine: Mount Curve Residence

The Mount Curve Residence is featured in the Winter 2010 Renovation Style magazine, on newsstands now!  “By abandoning convention and embracing change, one family elevates its humdrum kitchen from functional space to a high-art cooking and gathering hub.”  The renovation also included a sunlit family room addition that opened the home (and the kitchen) to the yard.  This exceptional project is another collaboration with interior designer Andrew Flesher.

Mid-Century Classic

We just posted final photographs of the renovation of an original 1963 Elizabeth Close house! The design provides a direct connection from the main living areas of the home to the expansive yard, while updating throughout the home (including a new eat-in kitchen and mudroom) brings a fresh, modern look that suits this young family. The fantastic images are by Andrea Rugg Photography!

Mpls.St.Paul Home: People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards for the 2010 ASID Showcase Homes are featured in the fall issue of Mpls.St.Paul Home magazine! The article showcases the close collaboration with the ASID interior designers on the award-winning spaces. The magazine is bundled with the October issue of Mpls.St.Paul, or see it here!

Crocus Hill Residence

We just posted photos of another fabulous home designed by Gabriel Keller and Kristine Anderson (while at Domain Architecture & Design) with interior designer Martina Willegalle! This beautifully detailed Victorian offers up classic design with a twist. On the inside a few modern elements provide the moments of surprise and delight that give the home a distinct character, while on the exterior the addition blends seamlessly with the existing architecture.

Material Spotlight: CAST GLASS INTEGRATION

This unique fire-molded glass is a product of Minneapolis's own GlassArt Design. More than an inch thick, the glass is rich with depth and texture. The frozen motion of air pockets captured in the casting process is both familiar and unexpected. We are excited to be using it inset in a cedar shiplap door in one of our latest residential projects. Be sure to check out GlassArt Design and take a look at some of the other incredible products they are creating.

P/K EXPANDS!

We are excited to announce the most recent addition to the P/K staff, Carl Olson! Carl brings with him nearly a decade of experience in residential design, including involvement on projects that have won RAVE Awards, a P/A Award and Minnesota AIA Honor Awards. His thoughtfulness and design eye will be a wonderful addition to our office. Please welcome him and introduce yourself the next time you stop by our office!

Midwest Home: Tactile Treasure

The September-October issue of Midwest Home magazine features another fabulous Edgewater loft! As interior designer Sally Wheaton Hushcha said, the client “let us all flex our aesthetic muscles and do the things we were trained to do.” The result is a fantastic, one of kind pied-a-terre that exceeds the homeowner’s expectations. Explore the six page spread of luscious photos in the magazine (on newsstands now!), the article online, and our portfolio for additional photos!

Kenwood Shingle Style Home

We just finished designing a new home for Elevation Homes, the urban infill division of Streeter Construction! The design features a fresh take on traditional shingle style architecture, with clean lines, crisp details and authentic natural materials. Look for construction to start this winter, and check out the plans and renderings in our portfolio.

Material Spotlight: Pyrolave Countertops

Searching for an alternative to stone countertops? Consider the unique look and feel of Pyrolave, a glazed Volvic lava stone from France. With delicate crazing across its surface and unlimited custom colors, it is the perfect addition to a traditional kitchen or a modern project looking for a more organic feel. We hope to have photos of it installed in projects in New York and Utah later this fall--in the meantime check out Pyrolave for more information!

Material Spotlight: Live-Edge Walnut

Inspired by the beauty of vintage furniture of George Nakashima, we are integrating live-edge walnut slabs into several designs. 12 foot long slabs of salvaged Claro walnut from Oregon that have gorgeous grain and undulating form create bartops, hearths, mantles and steps. Sourced from Goby Walnut & Western Hardwoods, the 4 inch slabs must be air dried for up to four years before they are kiln dried and ready to use. With its natural warmth and clean modern lines, the walnut slabs fit perfectly into our "organic modern" design philosophy.

Southwest Journal: Interview

Peterssen/Keller Architecture was recently featured in the Southwest Journal! Lars Peterssen was interviewed at length about his work and perspective on the state of residential architecture, the latest design trends and where he sees Uptown going in the next twenty years.

P/K Open House & Art Opening

You are invited to our first open house and art opening at our new office in Uptown! Come see our new digs, featuring a grain-polished wood wall, Chroma table and fabulous new artwork. Tim Peterson, director of Franklin Art Works, has curated an exhibition of notable local artists within our new space.

Please join us for food, drinks (including local brews from Surly Brewing) and music!

July 29th, 2010 / 4-8pm
1610 W Lake St / Minneapolis, MN / 55408


RSVP to rsvp@pkarch.com

Artful Living: Healthy By Design

Can your home bring you happiness? Dan Buettner discusses how his Blue Zones philosophies for living were applied to the design of his home’s renovations in the summer 2010 issue of Artful Living. Responding to research showing that the happiest people live near water, his home and new master suite were opened to Lake of the Isles. With sweeping views and cool breezes, the new 2nd floor porch provides moments of rest and connection with nature that are essential to a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check out this great collaboration, including the ASID interior designers and Vujovich!

Divine Details

Searching for another photo fix of architecture rich in detail and texture? We just posted the latest images of the Edgewater Transitional loft in Minneapolis. Don't miss the exceptional use of materials, creative use of space, impeccable execution by Streeter Associates and inspirational furniture from Wheaton Hushcha Design!

P/K Gallery

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Tim Peterson, director of Franklin Art Works, to curate an exhibition of notable local artists within our new office. Our first exhibit showcases a group of young rising stars. An opening party in July will be announced soon. Please stop by our office to enjoy the show, and preview the works in our online gallery!

National SIPA Building Excellence Award

The LEED Platinum certified Kenilworth Bungalow was recently awarded a 2010 SIPA Building Excellence Award! SIPs panels, or Structural Insulated Panels, are high performance prefab building panels that were used as the walls and roof structure for the home. Constructed of rigid foam sandwiched between two layers of OSB, they are extremely energy efficient and cost effective. Associate Kristine Anderson has also designed a number of SIPs projects, including her own north woods cabin.

Southwest Journal: Inside the “Blue Zone” House

For a more in depth exploration of how designers integrated Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones philosophies into his home, check out the May 31st issue of the Southwest Journal. “One of the main elements of the redesign is to maximize the lake effect,” Buettner said, noting that “research shows that people who live near water are measurably happier than those that don’t.” A new master suite opening to a lakeside balcony, the redesigned front porch, and the 3rd floor “destination room” all provide the views and connection to Lake of the Isles that Dan desired. The home is open to the public through June 13th, so there is still time to experience it for yourself!

STAR TRIBUNE: ASID SHOWCASE HOMES

Both ASID Showcase Homes are featured in the May 19th issue of the Star Tribune! The cover spread in the Home+Garden section highlights the unique collaboration between the homeowner (Dan Buettner) and the designers to integrate Dan’s Blue Zones principles into the design. Also, don’t miss the article on the Edgewater condo, or the online slideshow of both projects!

ASID Showcase Homes Open

Tickets for the two 2010 ASID Showcase homes are now on sale! The tour of the stunning Lake Calhoun condominium and beautifully renovated Lake of the Isles house (home to local celebrity Dan Buettner) runs from May 15th through June 13th. For tickets and a slideshow preview of construction, check out the Mpls.St.Paul website. We look forward to seeing you there!

AIA Minnesota: LEED Platinum Home

AIA Minnesota magazine’s May/June “Sustainability & Style” issue features the Craftsman-inspired LEED Platinum Kenilworth Bungalow home. The editor writes, it “may come as a surprise to those who think all green design is decidedly contemporary... the LEED-Platinum Kenilworth Bungalow debunks that stereotype by melding an early-20th-century housing style with 21st-century green construction.” The home also features a sustainable landscape by Brubaker Landscape Designs.

Linden Hills Cottage

Looking for a refreshing departure from oversized homes? Check out the Linden Hills Cottage, the latest addition to our portfolio. Designed by Lars Peterssen & Gabriel Keller with Domain Architecture & Design and built by SilverMark, the design was inspired by the home’s roots as a summer house near Lake Calhoun. Simple details and human scaled proportions make it the perfect addition to the neighborhood!

Modern Living

Interested in a cost conscious modern home or cabin? Check out two seaside projects that we just added to our portfolio, designed by Gabriel Keller with CAN resources. Both the Long Island Retreat, and the more modestly sized Seaside Modern cabin, feature living spaces designed to maximize stunning panoramic views of the ocean. A limited, natural palette of materials compliments the surrounding landscape. Both cabins could be customized to suit your lakeside or northwoods property!

Exceptional Textures

We are excited to show you the first glimpse of the latest custom condo at the Edgewater. Gabriel Keller, Lars Peterssen and Kristine Anderson (while at Domain Architecture & Design) worked with Wheaton Hushcha Design and Streeter to create a home of stunning quality. Clean modern lines contrast with the rich texture of reclaimed oak floors and live-edge walnut slabs. (Special thanks to Alecia Stevens for her photos)

Star Tribune

Another new home new homes was just featured in the Star Tribune, and is now LEED Platinum certified! The bungalow was beautifully detailed and designed to fit the scale and quality of Lake of the Isles homes. Lars, who completed the project while principal of Domain, collaborated closely with Brubaker Landscape Designs and ReuterWalton Construction to seamlessly integrate cutting edge green features into a traditional craftsman bungalow. Check out the article here!

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

A fantastic project designed by Lars Peterssen and Kristine Anderson (while at Domain Architecture & Design) was recently featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine! Their design transformed an outdated 70’s house and opened up the home to the surrounding woodlands. Working with Engler Skogmo, the design melded the client’s traditional tastes with a more modern aesthetic to create a beautiful transitional home.

THE 2010 ASID SHOWCASE HOMES

Peterssen/Keller is thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring BOTH of this year's two Showcase homes. For the first residence on the tour, renovated several years ago by Lars Peterssen, a new master suite with a rooftop balcony overlooking Lake of the Isles was added. The second home, is a stunning luxury condominium in the Edgewater on Lake Calhoun. We'll keep you posted — both homes will open in May.

OUR NEW SPACE

We are excited to announce that Peterssen/Keller Architecture has officially moved into our new space, located in the heart of Uptown! We gutted three narrow storefronts to create our spacious new office. We combined original terrazzo floors with polycarbonate panels and homosote walls to create a design that is fresh and original. Stop by and visit when you’re in the neighborhood!

Material Spotlight: GRAIN-SCULPTED WOOD

Kristine Anderson recently got an impromptu tour of Old Globe Reclaimed Wood Company in Superior, Wisconsin. The company is carefully harvesting wood from the Globe Elevators, built in 1897 on the Duluth-Superior Harbor. They have wonderful old-growth Eastern White Pine columns, beams and "pancake" walls. Over many years, the pancake walls were smoothly carved by the tons of grain running over their surfaces. We used this amazing material in our new office to create a stunning wall in our front entry!

Material Spotlight: EXCEPTIONAL TEXTURE

Always on the lookout for extraordinary materials and textures, Gabriel Keller discovered this new cast-concrete tile from designer Andy Fleishman. Rich in pattern and detail, the tile forms a modern tapestry on the wall of the Edgewater Transitional loft. Find this great tile and more at Ann Sacks!

Material Spotlight: NEW USE FOR A HISTORIC MATERIAL

One of our clients recently purchased a pallet of this Minton tile, which, because of its beauty and durability, was often used for floors of important buildings like the U.S. Capitol. Minton was the premier manufacturer of encaustic tile, produced by inlaying layers of different colored clays directly into the tile. The tiles' next home will be on the wall of a kitchen we are designing for a Hudson River estate north of New York City.

For a fabulous and affordable new encaustic tile, we recently used tile from Villa Lagoon in the sunroom of our Fremont Georgian project.

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