Storage Has Never Been Sexier
"I went into the pantry and saw all the storage, and I felt weak in the knees … Everything felt clean and new, yet familiar. That was part of the sex appeal." — Karen Norell, Homeowner
The 2011 Green Dream Home imbues a sense of tradition with its old world finishes. Turn the corner, however, and the past comes to a screeching halt. This new home gives over two rooms to household storage including a large bank of open, floor-to-ceiling shelving for oversized items. The high function butler's pantry offers spill-over workspace from the kitchen, a dedicated drinks fridge, and a cleaning supply closet. A series of four coat lockers and boot cubbies awaits kids and backpacks. Everything in its place. Now that's sexy.
- Build: Rocky DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
- Interior Design: Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
- Architectural Design: Ryan Fish, AIA
- Awards: 2012 Home of the Month, AIA " Minneapolis Star & Tribune; 2011 Green Dream Home, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
- Press: "House of Green Gables," Lynn Underwood, Minneapolis Star & Tribune, December 2, 2012; "The Future of Tradition: A New Golden Valley Home Brings Cutting-Edge Energy Solutions to a Time-Honored Architectural Style," Colby Johnson, Architecture Minnesota, May/June 2012; "A New Style of Green," Minneapolis Star & Tribune, February 27, 2011..