July 19, 2011 castlebri

Castle is excited to announce our entry in the 5th Annual B.L.E.N.D. Award! The B.L.E.N.D. Award organization encourages and rewards builders, architects, and homeowners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into their existing Minneapolis neighborhoods. Industry professionals and neighborhood residents select projects for recognition, following guidelines with a focus on projects that not only ensure the redevelopment builds upon the qualities that have made Minneapolis a place where people have chosen to live for so many years; respects privacy, light access, private views of neighboring properties; but also encourages redevelopment and construction of homes that are diverse and innovative in design all while remaining compatible with the neighborhood.

Castle’s entry boasts an extraordinary 2nd Story addition and remodel of a 1920’s center hall Colonial in South Minneapolis, which expanded this living space without sacrificing the period feel and remaining authentic to the integrity of the neighborhood’s streetscape.  The architectural details of the home were kept intact and replicated with arched openings, built-in corner cabinets, breakfast nook, crown moldings, bead board ceilings with cove detailing, wainscoting, and a blend of stained and painted woodwork helped create the charm and beauty of yesterday with the functionality of well-designed twenty-first century space needed for today.