Saturday, July 23, 2011

Progress Report: SE Loft in vintage commercial building


The owner of this property has won kudos from the city for restoring and reusing an old commercial building in SE Minneapolis. The project is such a great example of re-purposing vintage architecture. Bravo to him.

Although the ground level is zoned for commercial space, the owner has his own living quarters above - so "new urban" from (what?) centuries ago.

Just finishing this summer. He's got amazing, quiet taste and it's really fun for me to do a man's home for a change. Inspiration? His closet. Here's a sneak peek.

Aubry Angelo Mineapolis mohair rug is just delicious. Navy blue Silk / wool mohair A. Rudin sofa piped in brown French grosgrain (from Scherping Westphal at IMS Minneapolis), vintage French 1940's leather club chairs from NYC, Hmmmm...is that a BDDW credenza in bronze and leather? Christian Liaigre pair of tables in teak and custom brass and marble side tables - by Bo Jacobssen, metalworker extraordinaire. Lamps are Baker and McGuire. (They always have the greatest lamps.) Add the wonderful CW Smith 19th Century British Colonial mahogany bookcase and...it's almost a wrap.


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