Magnificent seven

AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour set for Sept. 17 & 18

3817 Sheridan Ave. S. is one of seven Southwest houses on this year's AIA-Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour.

Seven Minneapolis homes will be featured on this year’s AIA Minnesota Home By Architects Tour planned for Sept. 17 & 18.

Overall, the ninth-annual self-guided tour show- cases 17 homes throughout the metro area. It’s an opportunity for the architects to discuss their design processes and how they collaborated to fulfill their clients’ visions for their homes.

During the tour, visitors can meet the design teams and ask the architects questions about the homes. The tour features a range of home sizes and styles.



Design team: Lars Peterssen, Gabriel Keller, Ted Martin, Jason Briles and Brent Nelson of Peterssen/Keller Architecture

Project type: New construction

Featured sponsors: Elevation Homes, Warner’s Stellian Appliances, Alpine Hardwood

Overview: This home overlooks Lake Calhoun, and it was built to maximize its view of the lake and the city’s skyline. The house has an oddly shaped lot, so the designers set it back from the street and designed three pavilions connected by transparent garden spaces. It also features an inner courtyard with a swimming pool. The exterior has a combination of light stucco, marble, dark cedar siding and metal accents.


4216 Vincent Ave. S.
4216 Vincent Ave. S.


Design team: Eric Odor and Joe Messier of SALA Architects

Project type: New construction

Featured sponsors: Marvin Windows & Doors, Grateful Beds Landscape Design

Overview: This house is featured in a story for the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Guide by Eric Odor. Described as a “little phoenix [that] rose out of the ashes of an incinerated landfill on a tight urban lot in Linden Hills,” the 1,950-square-foot house was designed to blend in with the neighborhood while adding new energy. In promotional materials for the tour, designers wrote: “Its blend of galvanized metal, ipe and periwinkle lap siding clearly make it the perky new kid on the block!”


4320 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
4320 W. Lake Harriet Parkway


Design team: Christopher Strom and Stacy Kreig

Project type: New construction

Featured sponsors: Marvin Windows & Doors

Overview: The 380-square-foot project is an accessory dwelling unit located near Lake Harriet that serves as an extra space for visiting family and friends. It features vaulted ceilings and compact appliances that serve the space well.


5138 Humboldt Ave. S.
5138 Humboldt Ave. S.


Design team: Tim Quigley, Bob LeMoine and Alyssa Portz

Project type: New construction

Featured sponsors: Marvin Windows and Doors

Overview: The house was designed for an empty-nester couple that has long lived in the neighborhood. It features a modern design but was scaled to appropriately fit into the neighborhood. It has many sustainable features, including strong insulation, LED lighting, a rain garden and permeable pavers.


4043 Abbott Ave. S.
4043 Abbott Ave. S.


Design team: Christian Dean and Katy Dale

Project type: New construction

Feature sponsors: Marvin Windows & Doors

Overview: A new Green Star-certified home in Linden Hills featuring a solar array on its rooftop. The home was also designed to fit well into its lot and features sustainable landscaping.


2736 42ND AVE. S.

Design team: John Barbour, Kurt Gough, Jackie Millea, Lisa Antennuci, Beth Halstenson and Benjamin Olsen of Shelter Architecture

Project type: New construction

Featured sponsors: Erotas Building Corp., Marvin Windows & Doors

Overview: The architects designed a contemporary house with clean lines for a lot in the Seward neighborhood. The project initially was going to be a renovation, but poor housing conditions prompted the design team to move ahead with new construction instead.


4820 Emerson Ave. S.
4820 Emerson Ave. S.


Design team: Daniel Nepp of TEA2 Architects

Project type: Remodel and addition

Featured sponsors: Pella Windows & Doors, Bunkers & Associates, ORIJIN Stone

Overview: The goal of the remodel was to expand the footprint of the 1911 Arts & Crafts cottage, which boasts dark-stained white oak and red oak flooring. Designers worked to preserve a large oak tree and the back yard for the addition. The remodel and addition opened up spaces in the house and made way for a new family room and larger master bedroom upstairs.




What: AIA Minnesota’s 9th-Annual Homes by Architects Tour

When: Sept. 17 & 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day

Where: Seventeen homes throughout the Twin Cities, including seven in Minneapolis

Tickets: Advance until noon on Sept. 16, $15; weekend of event, $20; one- home tour, $10