This loft in the Northstar Blanket building in downtown Minneapolis creates an urban oasis for a couple who live outside of the city, but needed a place in town to stay when visiting friends and family. The goal was to create a functional and serenely beautiful home that was light filled and spacious, taking advantage of stunning views of the riverfront and adjacent historical buildings.
Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, Partner; Mark E. Tambornino, AIA, Partner
Building off the buff muted tone of the existing brick, the concrete ceilings and wood floors were softened to change the mood of the space. A complementary travertine stone was selected for the kitchen countertop and backsplash and was set against a subtle gray and white background for the walls and cabinets. The finished palette provides a calming and restful space within an active urban environment.