If it weren’t for the brilliant yellowish-inexperienced entrance door, it would be uncomplicated to pass up Kat Lewis and Stacy Schultz’s dwelling. The unassuming nineteen fifties two-story façade blends into the trees and enhances other standard properties in Minneapolis’s Linden Hills community. Move into the backyard, however, and the dwelling is an extrovert. A present day concrete-clad addition juts out earlier mentioned the display screen porch, towering over a property wherever eleven-yr-previous twins Geb and Frances leap on the trampoline and Clawdius, the poodle-schnauzer combine, chases squirrels. On weekends, the open-rail deck—with a backdrop of yet another concrete box—becomes a stage for impromptu exhibits that the little ones, dressed in costumes, execute for a socially distanced audience of a handful of of the couple’s buddies.
“We wished to complement the home’s midcentury style, but we didn’t want it to be a time capsule.”
—Kat Lewis, house owner