Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another New Modern Farmhouse by Ron Brenner Architects

We have been working on another new custom designed home for a client to be constructed in Willernie, Minnesota.  The 4 bedroom home seamlessly incorporates contemporary siding and window patterns within classic mid-western farmhouse forms.  Check out the images below:


Entry Image - We conceived of a bosque of trees to delineate public entry from the private garage zone.  The wrapping front porch provides space to wait for oncoming guests.

Front Elevation Image - The garage is treated like a connected barn; right down to the red siding.  The elevation demonstrates the great attention we pay to scale and proportion on all of our designs.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Come see our Fall 2014 Parade of Home

We are proud to announce that we currently have a home on tour during the fall Parade of Homes.  This is a one of a kind custom designed home exquisitely crafted by Hendel Homes and supremely decorated by Martha O'Hara Interiors.

If you are in the twin cities area during the month of September (through September 28th) you should check it out.  Parade #309 - the home is located at 2309 Willow Drive in Orono, MN and can be toured Thursdays through Sundays from noon till 6 pm.

Check out a few of our scouting photos - more to follow:

Exterior Front Entry Image - Rendering by Vantage Point Imaging

Living Room with Study beyond

Kitchen with Screen Porch beyond

Study / Library

View through Stair Tower

Main Floor Hall

View through stair tower from upper hall

Upper Hall

View from stair landing down to Living Room

Study / Library

Garage Detailing

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Pics of Greek Revival Home Design

We have received some fresh new pictures of our Greek Revival Farmhouse in Lake Elmo, MN.  Hendel Homes completed the construction in 2013 and we are very proud the way it turned out.  Here are a few shots.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Four Square Open for Viewing Today

Main Street Builders has recently completed construction of one of our home designs.  A simple yet elegant four square design.  Before the new owners move in it is available for a sneak preview today Sunday, August 3rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  If you want to check it out head on over to 10168 Tapestry Bend in Lake Elmo, MN.


While you are at it; take a drive through the neighborhood where you can see another bakers dozen of our designs.

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Modern Farmhouse Design Completed

Ron Brenner Architects has completed design work on this new modern farmhouse to be constructed in Afton, Minnesota.  The design features an open floor plan with a main floor master suite and four additional bedrooms on the upper floor.  An above garage bonus room provides for informal family gathering and activity space.  Hendel Homes of Wayzata, Minnesota has been selected to construct the home.

Birds Eye View.  A double gable roof form dominates the design with a wrap around front porch highlighting the front entry.  The main floor master bedroom suite quietly sits off to the left side.
Birds eye view 2.  A diagonal pathway connects the guest parking circle to the front entry porch.
View from driveway approach.
View from front.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Exterior Transformation - Wabasha Hi Rise


We recently added a page to our website for this Exterior Modernization project.  You can check out that page and view an exterior animation at  Wabasha Hi Rise Modernization 

The project was performed by Ron Brenner Architects in collaboration with PDI Design Group in Minneapolis.  Our clients goal (The Saint Paul Public Housing Authority) was to create a facade that would be more complementary to its adjacent headquarters and other neighbors in the Minnesota State Capital Mall District. 

"before" - 1960's brick and concrete modern structure is in stark contrast with the adjacent Minnesota State Office Building


"after"  - proposed redesign complements it's neighbor through its use of vertical pilasters and glazing patterns, horizontal banding and compatible materials and colors

birdseye view



street level view

You can see more images and an animation at  Wabasha Hi Rise Modernization