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4917 Girard Ave. S.

1913 Spanish Colonial
Andrea and Michael Anschel
This 1913 Spanish colonial was given a new 200-year lease on life with an incredible undertaking as we sought to re-envision the home entirely, double it in size, and make it ultra energy efficient. While elements of the original home were maintained and millwork carried into new spaces, the addition and entire exterior of the home has a decidedly contemporary style, but one that is still warm and nourishing. Radical improvements to the wall system, triple glaze fiberglass windows, huge openings, the first SkyCove, and a new cladding combination make it breathtaking to view. The interior is equally impressive, with curved tile, custom details throughout, and a strong connection to nature through the tallest tree in Minneapolis.