Thursday, February 6, 2014

Architect Designs Nifty New Model Home

Ron Brenner Architects is working on design of a New Model Home for Minnesota Builder Custom One Homes.  The Model will be constructed at their Autumn Ridge Development in Woodbury, Minnesota. 

Front Elevation Image
The building exterior is a modern interpretation of an arts and crafts home utilizing a blend of cedar shingles, clapboard and vertical board siding with stone pillars and accents.  The 4 bedroom, 3500 square foot home features a Vaulted Living Room within its open floor plan.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gobble!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


"GOBBLE"

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kind of Fancy Lake Home Update

In our previous blog we gave a sneak peak at a Northern Minnesota Lake Home that Ron Brenner Architects is designing.  Here is a quick little animation and an updated view of the lake side of the home.




Lots of glass, porch and patio spaces and even a second floor balcony - take advantage of this home's lake side setting.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Lake Home Kind of Fancy!

Over at Ron Brenner Architects we are working on a new home design to be constructed on a Northern Minnesota Lake Lot.  The design is kind of fancy but adheres to our design principles; start with solid forms and good proportions then apply an appropriate amount of detail and ornament.  Here are a few preview images.

Front Entry Image.  A graceful entry porch is flanked by the dominant front facing gable.  Influence of the three garage doors is minimized by a deep sweeping overhang with timber brackets.

Lake Side Image.  An abundance of glass and a variety of porches take advantage of it's lake side setting.

Lake Side Image.  The front gable runs through to the rear elevation to provide balance and hierarchy to the composition.
 

Monday, October 21, 2013

New House Plan with Main Floor Master is Simply Elegant

We have just added a new home design to our product line.  Our Forest Lake Cottage  features a main floor master suite and a lofted living space. 

Birds Eye View illustrating the "modern cottage" theme.  The cedar shingle clad front facing gable contrasts against the white clapboard main house body.  A generous roof covered front porch provides entry to the home.
Front Elevation.  Crisp and clean.  Modern yet homey.  Simple yet Elegant!
The First Floor Plan features a vaulted Living Room and a Main Floor Master Suite.
The Upper Level Plan features a hall open to the living room below, 2 additional bedrooms and an above garage bonus space.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Home Plans from Big to Modest

My blog updates have been infrequent over the past few months.  The good news is we have been busy working on quite a few very nice new home design projects.  Here is a quick glance at some of our recent works - from large to more modest.  

Northern Minnesota Lake Home.  The 6,000 square foot home plan features an exterior of slate roofing with copper accents, cedar shingle and stone wall cladding.

Modern Country Estate.  This 5,000 square foot home features a graceful curved roof line and abundant windows.

Rustic Sensibility.  The 4,000 square foot rambler offers a main floor master bedroom suite and light filled, vaulted spaces.

Arts and Crafts Charm.  Twin Gables and Crafstman details characterize this 3,500 square foot 3 bedroom house plan.

Classic Cape Cod.  Simple yet elegant  - that pretty much sums it up for this 3,200 square foot Saint Croix River home.

Modern Farmhouse.  Traditional farmhouse forms are mixed with modern window patterns and details in this 3,000 square foot Midwestern home design.

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Home Design is no Blando

Here are a few images of an exciting new design that Ron Brenner Architects is working on for a client in Orono, Minnesota.  The five design options are all based on the same modern open floor plan - each one tweaked as necessary to create its own identity.

Take a look and let us know which option you would choose.

Option A - An old world cottage featuring cedar shingle siding, timber columns and beams with stone accents.
Option B - A stone entry flanked by stair tower and arched details distinguish the design.
Option C - This design option is dominated by a dramatic sweeping roof line carved out with modern glazing patterns.
Option D - A somewhat more traditional take on Option C - featuring a centered eyebrow entry with dormers above.
Option E - A stone entry tower with buttresses stands proud within a more subdued composition.
The client has chosen Option C as their preference.  They like the abundance of glass and the contemporary window patterns within the old world roof lines.
This design is to be constructed by Hendel Homes of Wayzata, Minnesota.
 
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