Modern Whimsy


- Tear Down Rebuild
- Custom Home
- Architectural Design
- Interior Design

Minikahda Vista - St Louis Park

Dramatic, bold, and unique. Those are the three things our design team focused on when creating this fun custom home in St Louis Park. Throughout the design phase, our goal was to create an inviting home that inspired creativity, blended modern minimalism with the period style of the neighborhood, and lived as efficiently as possible.

When we design and build on infill lots (properties in established urban or suburban neighborhoods), we are limited to some pretty conservative set backs and zoning regulations. Trying to squeeze a 3,000 sql ft home onto a small urban lot is quite the challenge but it certainly makes it fun.

When designing these homes, we like to maintain a wide open floor plan and use a soft light color palette. Doing so helps create a space that feels airy and lives larger than the footprint. One downside to this is the lack of separation between rooms. in order to combat this, we incorporate what we call dividers. They are essentially walls or obstructions that define spaces without entirely segregating them. In this house, we needed a way to separate the main living space from the powder room, mudroom, panty, and pocket office. Building divider at the back of the kitchen and making it a bold color gave us the separation we needed while also