Colonial on Minnehaha
Another wonderful project in Edina along the Minnehaha Creek with a lot intricate details of stonework, carpentry and plantings. Tight fighting bluestone path leads to the front door passing through an Asian inspired garden with evergreens, rhododendrons, ferns, pachysandra, and moss.
The home was originally built in 1942 making matching the stone siding of a new shed vary difficult but the stone was located in Wisconsin from a demolished church. Thanks to the wonderful craftsmanship of the stone mason the transition of original stone to new shed is seamless. The door and windows of the shed are reclaimed from a local salvage business.
Additional detailed stonework is found in the outdoor dining area which is accessible right off the kitchen. This area was a weedy uneven lawn engulfed with overgrown arborvitae. Now the parents are watch their young family playing on the play-set or practicing their putting skills on the artificial green.
Access to the restored creek shoreline is protected by a temporary fence and native plantings to ensure that the kids do not venture into the water.