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A colonial style home in Minnesota gets a beautifully inspiring facelift

colonial home exterior

Charlie & Co. Design has completely reimagined this stunning 1941 Colonial-style home nestled on almost an acre in the Rolling Green neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota. This new design ties together 80+ years of various additions, bringing more daylight and a cohesive vision to this refreshed residence. 

The homeowners were drawn to the property for its traditional architecture, lush landscaping, and the five bedrooms that are located on the upper level — enough space for the owners and their four children. Continue below to see the rest of this family home transformation…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Charlie & Co. Design BUILDER L. Cramer Builders INTERIOR DESIGN Martha Dayton Design STYLING Paulab Jerketvedt

colonial home exterior

What We Love: This colonial-style home in Minnesota was completely overhauled to meet the lifestyle needs of its inhabitants. The transformation enhances the natural light throughout the home while preserving charming details that pay homage to this home’s past. Decorating with antiques not only adds to the overall character of the home but gives it an individual style that is warm, inviting, and timeless.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on this family home renovation project? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Minnesota: Split-level midcentury home gets updated into spectacular sanctuary and Frank Lloyd Wright designed home boasts inspiring renovation in Minnesota.

colonial home exterior

colonial home entry

Above: This inviting entryway was reimagined with beautiful millwork, a chinoiserie cabinet, and a hidden jib door (a door made flush with a wall) that leads into a beautiful powder bath (pictured below).

colonial home entry

Above: The foyer is framed by recessed paneling and leaded glass windows.

traditional powder bathroom with wallpaper

Above: The powder bath features Harlem Toile de Jouy hand-screened wallpaper, adding a touch of whimsy to this space.

traditional powder bathroom with wallpaper

colonial home entry hall

The homeowner did not want her home to have the typical traditional Colonial style aesthetic. She opted for classic yet unconventional, decorating with heirloom pieces such as her mother’s chinoiserie cabinet and a sideboard she had inherited from her grandmother. The designer mainly sourced antiques from Minneapolis-based Loft Antiques.

colonial home foyer with a chinoiserie cabinet

traditional living room with a fireplace

traditional living room with a fireplace

traditional screened porch with a fireplace

traditional dining room

traditional family room with a fireplace

Above: In the family room, a wall of built-ins was replaced with sideboards and antique mirrors for beautiful symmetry. A wall in this space was removed, which necessitated a new steel beam. To conceal this beam, the project team added a coffered ceiling for a timeless appeal.

traditional family room with a fireplace

traditional family room with steps leading up to the kitchen

Above: This sunken living room steps up into the light-filled kitchen, which features a cozy breakfast nook.

traditional family room with steps leading up to the kitchen

traditional family room with steps leading up to the kitchen

traditional family room with a built-in bookcase

traditional family room with a built-in bookcase

traditional family room with steps leading up to the kitchen

traditional family room with steps leading up to the kitchen

traditional kitchen with a pyramid skylight

Above: In the kitchen, light floods in from a pyramid-shaped skylight. The custom-designed island is comprised of walnut and burled African walnut veneer, created by local cabinet designer Modern Design.

traditional kitchen with a pyramid skylight

Above: This kitchen features a clean aesthetic— intricate wood detail, black and gold elements to punctuate crisp white, all brightened with natural light. It’s a fresh take on timelessness.

traditional kitchen with open shelves

traditional kitchen with open shelves

traditional kitchen with a pyramid skylight

Above: The kitchen was designed to be highly functional for this large, active family who loves to entertain. There is plenty of storage in this space, with much of it hidden. This includes a large pantry wall, an additional oven integrated into the island, and an appliance garage nestled within a beautifully crafted mirrored cabinet reminiscent of an elegant linen press.

traditional kitchen with a built-in banquette

traditional home library with a fireplace

traditional home library

traditional mudroom

traditional bathroom

traditional staircase

traditional game game

Above: A man and kid cave is situated above the garage and is also accessible from the upstairs hallway where all five of the bedrooms are located. This space includes a golf simulator, a shuffleboard, and a TV area. The upstairs area also includes a new laundry room and a bathroom for the kids to use.

traditional bathroom

traditional bathroom

colonial home exterior

PHOTOGRAPHER Spacecrafting Photography

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