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October 30, 2012

An Architectural Tour of the Homes of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes

Filed under: Event — Alison Aten @ 2:28 pm

Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis LakesKaren Melvin and Bette HammelRand McGlynn-Phelps House Dining Room by Karen Melvin

As many of us run, bike, or walk around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, we admire the beautiful homes on their shores and wonder, “what is it like in there?” With Bette Hammel and Karen Melvin as our guides, we can finally get an inside look at twenty-six of the most architecturally significant homes in their new book, Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes.  Generous homeowners have opened their doors and shared the stories of construction, renovation, and interior design. Featured architects include Harry Wild Jones, Purcell and Elmslie, Edwin Lundie, Close and Associates, Vincent James, and David Salmela.

The authors will present a slide show and talk about the book this Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church at an event sponsored by Birchbark Books.

Click on the book link, above, for more information on author events and to view a slide show from the book in the Star Tribune and to read an excerpt in Midwest Home.

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