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Minneapolis, MN

Interior Design: CIH Design

Photography: Peter J. Sieger Architectural Photography

Wildly Imaginative Music Room Creates Rockin Space for House Concerts, Star Tribune

Music Room Hits High Note, Commercial Architecture Magazine


Residential Architecture / Solar Project

Moonacy is a 3200 SF addition to a 1950’s mid-century home for a country song writer. The addition was designed around a vibrant 18x9 foot painting and to work in harmony with the existing site and Minnesota climate. The project incorporates a 3-car garage and also a large music room for the country songwriter owner. Built behind the existing house, the addition soars to a 22-foot ceiling on one side, where a wall of triple-paned glass windows offer expansive views of the courtyard, koi pond and, beyond them, the lake. The new space, with angled walls and exposed wood and metal trusses, was designed to amplify sound and utilize passive solar energy.