Early 1900s Italianate Villa Brought Back to Life by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
It was built in the early 1900s by architectural firm Kees & Bowstead in Minneapolis, Minnesota and according to Architectural Digest was the topic of discussion in 1927 for having a telephone in every room and a four car garage – both rarities for the time. Film producer Elizabeth Redleaf purchased the historic residence in 1996, who then embarked on an extensive update nearly two decades later. Redleaf enlisted a dream team of architects and designers, including Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, Welch Fosman Associates, Arne Maynard Garden Design and interior designer Michael S Smith Inc. Architectural Digest ran a story on the film producer’s experience updating the historic villa, which first appeared in the July 2015 issue of the magazine. The end result is a classy home with historic roots while being comfortable for everyday family life. Scroll down and take a tour of this beautifully updated historic home in the upscale Kenwood neighbourhood. Photography by Lisa Romerein and Oberto Gili.