Abear + Etzell Remodel

St. Louis Park, MN

February 12, 2014

On the outside, Robyn Abear and Steve Etzell’s home still has some of its original 1960s features, including its distinctive mansard-style roof. But inside, the look is 21st century: Hot rolled steel covers a workstation, textural gray flannel encases the foyer closet and a crisp white-on-white kitchen is outfitted with Ikea cabinets. From the living room, you can see clear to the rear of the house and beyond to the Westwood Hills nature area bordering their back yard. After a two-part renovation, the Abear-Etzell home in St. Louis Park is no longer stuck in the ’60s. Now the interiors boast an open, modern aesthetic, and the couple and their two children feel more connected to one another — and to nature.

“It truly feels like a new house,” said Abear. “I wouldn’t want to change a thing.”

from Star Tribune article (January 4, 2014 )“Outdated 1960s home gets a makeover”

by Lynn Underwood (See the article here: www.startribune.com)