04
Powderhorn Park

3326 15th Ave. S.

Early 1900s
Ben Jacobson
We’ve always been charmed by this old house on the park, in a neighborhood we love, with its strong bones, modest stature, kitchen view, and clean, dry basement. My hope from the start was to update it for the next 100 years! We lived here first, letting ideas simmer. Our goals involved converting the one long second floor room into two bedrooms and a second bath with porch off the back, while retaining as much of the original house as possible. Structural repairs and code compliance drove us to add a full second story to the home that is charming and unique. The new staircase brings in tons of light and is much safer to navigate. The new millwork is birch, salvaged from the family farm. The transformation is wonderful - from dim, limited space to warm, sun-filled and functional. And the deck is awesome.