Sleek sofas "It always was a nice space," says architect Carl Olson. But the 1974 Minneapolis house whose taste he describes as "Brady Bunch modern" used to be stuffed with small rooms. As soon as their closing kid left for school, the homeowners made up our minds they sought after one open place on the first ground for living, dining, stress-free, cooking & unique. The challenge was once to open up the center of the property with out the structure falling down.
They succeeded by means of integrating a fireplace on the area's middle. The aesthetic? "Simple, distilled modern as blank as shall we make it with a classic subdued palette of most commonly natural fabrics," Olson says. A transform in Minnesota offers those empty nesters a fresh start.