Living in the upper story of duplex, the owner of this Northeast Minneapolis home was feeling hemmed in. He and his fiancé were planning their future together and felt that they needed more space to make room for their family. The attic of this century old duplex seemed ripe for development with its vaulting roofline, large gables and dormers. However, access was limited by the pre existing stair; a common dilemma for older homes. So, a new stair was built in the footprint of the existing stair to the second floor. Though the new stair nearly fit within the existing roofline, it was just shy of the required 6'-8" minimum headroom for stairwells. A small shed dormer opened up the space and enabled the stair to be built into the space and therefore the whole project could be realized.
To see the Star & Tribune article in the "Homes" section, "Before and After" go to...
Professional photography of the finished project was provided by "Perfect Pics by Floyd Photography".