Sarah Nettleton Architects showcases how good design meets sustainability during the sixth annual American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Homes by Architects Tour, September 21-22, 2013. SNA’s home, located in the Theodore Wirth Park area in Minneapolis, is a blend of 18th century and modern Swedish design aesthetics.
In this LEED-certified home, we used cooler gray tones and white-washing techniques for floors, ceilings and cabinetry, which veers from brown and yellow tones typical of Minnesota homes. This allowed other elements to shine like weavings by Swedish artists in color schemes of red, green and blue hues, vibrant furniture, walls adorned with Swedish quotes and materials like concrete floors with marble chips.
SNA’s home on the tour, #9 at 803 Parkview Terrace in Golden Valley, MN, is suited for one-floor living and sited to take advantage of south light and views of Theodore Wirth Park. It has it all: good design with backbone of sustainability in the comfort of a small footprint.