portfolio 1 | Ely, MN

One of my main design approaches is to capture as much natural light as possible. While the Ely, MN house has a more simple/modern look to it, the bringing in of light can be achieved in any style home. The Ely house is a relatively small addition - about 500 square feet to the rear of the house as we raised the existing roof two feet (all that was allowed by local building codes) The challenge was to squeeze in two floors of living space at the rear to get the two children's bedrooms in a 1 1/2 story volume.