Bluestem Remodeling

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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2021 Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Exterior Under $50,000

This busy family dreamed of a space to enjoy fresh air while reading, eating or entertaining friends. Removing the rotting pergola while retaining the limestone column plinths and bluestone terrace was the starting point of creating this cozy screened-in oasis. The existing stone base is topped with three layers: a paneled wall base, custom-sized screens, and classically-detailed flat roof. Incorporating the existing into the new presented many construction challenges but with creative planning of the openings, circulation, and the roof structure, these constraints became assets in the final composition. This porch has become a family-favorite for enjoying nature in bug-free bliss.

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