California-Style Local Home Featured in Architecture Minnesota Magazine


This homeowner wanted a home that had a contemporary feel and—despite the northern climate—an indoor/outdoor lifestyle vibe. “I lived in California for 18 years prior to moving to Minnesota,” he says. “You get used to that.” His spouse, a nurse, wanted a main floor that could accommodate the couple as they grow older, with the master suite and a laundry on the same level as the living, dining, and kitchen areas.

In the end, the Wietings got a California-style house on a Minnesota lot. The boxy, concrete-and-metal structure is modern and sleek. Its southern flank is trimmed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that maximize daylighting in the core of the residence and can be slid back to access a sundeck with a fireplace and a grill. Behind the house, a hot tub sits on a concrete plinth. On the top floor, a guest bedroom has its own private terrace. Indoor living flows into outdoor living when the weather turns warm.

To see how Integrity and Marvin products were utilized in this home build, see the print article here or visit ArchitectureMN.