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.


  1. Well I think all of them are top notch but for that particular house I like the storybook one you sketched and the one they chose.

  2. Option D was my favorite in terms of symmetry.

    I like how many options he provided to his clients!

  3. Option D for me also the centered eyebrow entry looks very nice