Linden Hills Cottage

This new house is a good neighbor. It sits comfortably along a street of old houses in Linden Hills. It is an easy stroll to the park, the library or the local co-op.

The house is designed for family living with a generous drop zone and mudroom and an informal open kitchen, family and dining room. Four bedrooms and a laundry room are tucked up under the roof allowing all the space needed for a family of 5 but steering clear of an imposing mass on the exterior.

The house has the level of detail that we take for granted in older homes – wainscoting, paneled transitions, beams, wood ceilings and inset cabinets. It is a successful example of how to infill a modern family house into an old neighborhood.

Project Team

Jean Rehkamp Larson, Ryan Lawinger


JS Johnson & Associates

Interior Design

Alecia Stevens


Ken Gutmaker Architectural Photography


Cottages & Bungalows October/November 2018
Southwest Journal September 8, 2008
Custom Home Magazine May/June 2010
Star Tribune March 7, 2010
Custom Home Magazine June 2012
Fine Homebuilding – Houses 2016
Welcoming Home: Creating a House that Says Hello by Michaela Mahady
BLEND Awards 2010
Custom Home Design Awards 2010
Watermark Awards 2010
Home of the Month 2010
Custom Home Design Awards 2012

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