Outdoor Finery in Golden Valley
"We hosted our first gatherings at our house over the last two weekends and loved having the indoor/outdoor space to entertain! One event was an evening event and it worked well to have the bifold door open with the screen down. The other was a midday event and it was nice to have the bifold door closed with the screen up to stretch out on to the patio. Thanks for designing such well thought out spaces!" — Nicole Macalena, Homeowner
Tucked amidst coniferous trees in Tyrol Hills, this space is thoughtfully constructed, inside and out. The cozy screen room, NY Bluestone patio, and landscaped yard are fully integrated with the home's main floor via a retractable Phantom screen and a 12 foot wide Marvin bi-fold door. With screen and door open, all three spaces become one — inviting the outside in on coveted summer days. Flush floor transitions respect universal design principles by ensuring contiguous wheel-chair access to all spaces. A hand-carved, lotus fountain (made by local artist Steve Hemmingway) offers a constant, tranquil murmur inviting relaxation at day's end. This stunning space is high function outdoor refinement at its best.
- Build: Rocky DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
- Interior Design: Gigi DiGiacomo, DiGiacomo Homes & Renovation
- Architectural Design: Ryan Fish, AIA, Peterssen/Keller Architecture
- Press: "Outdoors In," Parade of Homes Magazine, September, 2013.
"Design 100: Celebrating the People, Places, Spaces, and Stuff That Adds Style and Wow to the Twin Cities," Jennifer Blaise Kramer, Minneapolis St-Paul Home Magazine, October, 2013.
"Outdoors In," BATC Parade of Homes Guidebook, Fall, 2013.