Find your peace in the woods

June 22, 2008

Here’s a home that Carl Graffunder designed and was built in 1952.  It’s in Minnetonka on a beautiful lot that opens up to trees and a gentle slope down to a marsh.  A wall of windows in the living room provides a wonderful and private view into the trees.  As soon as you walk into the home, you realize there is something comforting and calming about it. 

One of the 6 children that was raised here by the original owners owns and lives in the home currently.  She, her siblings and “the grandchildren” all have a very special place in their heart for this unique place.   Her parents orginally bought a “basement home” on this lot which provided the foundation and basement for this home.  Her parents took a design class at the University of Minnesota where they met Mr. Graffunder. 

The owner is considering selling the home.  It’s clear that it would be a difficult decision but one that would be made easier if the home found a new owner that appreciated it and could provide the care that an original 1952 home needs.   She has all of the original drawings and very little of the home has been changed since it was built.  If you are interested, please drop me a note and I will forward your contact information on to her. 




2 Responses to “Find your peace in the woods”

  1. Adam Says:

    Looks great.

  2. Jason Palmiter Says:

    This house is nice, and it is in fact on the market now. I drove by yesterday and despite the apparent need for TLC it is in good enough shape that I might make an offer! Anyhow, it is a cool place and if I get it, I will make Graffunder proud! I love mid century modern and will have to scour the pages of Dwell and maybe call on Lazor and/or Streeter to make it shine!
    Great site, thanks.

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