Scandinavian Modern Rowhomes: MSP Home Tour 2022

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Updated May 19, 2022

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It’s not just a vision for tomorrow: Sustainable 9 Design + Build creates homes for tomorrow today, reflected in its enduring commitment to green, high performance, energy-efficient homes that are stunningly designed and custom-built.

Sustainable 9 recently featured their Scandinavian Modern Linden Hills Rowhomes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour. Known as “the people’s tour” this effort started more than 30 years ago, with the involvement and backing of NARI of MN, to encourage homeowners to remodel and expand. 

The tour emphasizes the importance of hiring professional remodelers and builders and highlights various neighborhood architectural styles. It’s a spontaneous, positive atmosphere for home builders like S9 to show off what they do and educate visitors on the value of hiring professionals. 

In case you’ve been outside the Sustainable 9 loop for the past several weeks and missed out on the tour, we’ve pulled together some of the un-miss-able highlights! 

Scandinavian Modern Design

Scandinavian Modern Rowhomes

Linden Row is an exquisite new Zero Energy Ready row home development overlooking Linden Hills Park in Southwest Minneapolis, complete with high-end finishes, a rooftop deck, and incredible views. Just a short stroll from high-end restaurants, shops, and Lake Harriet, this modern beauty is set in a prime walkable location. This stunning, Scandinavian Modern 2,552 square foot three-level unit features an elevator, an open floorplan, a zero-clearance shower, and other age-in-place features. 

No more teasing, let’s dive into the features that make this home irresistible! 


Modern Kitchen with Clean Lines

Scandinavian details abound in the large kitchen which features Crystal Cabinetry, Cambria Countertops with a waterfall island, The Galley Workstation, and luxury appliances from Signature Kitchen Suite. Entertainment is made easy in this space that features ample storage, a spacious island, and easy access to the dining and living areas. 


Expansive Floor Plan

High ceilings welcome you as you enter this wide-open floor plan designed with luxurious elm wood flooring throughout. The minimalistic design allows for small and large gatherings while providing a comfortable and naturally lit space


Floating Steel Staircase

A floating steel staircase with white oak stair treads greets you as you enter and leads you to the mini-bar in the basement. Cocktail hour in the comfort of your own home?–Yes, please! 

Floating Steel Staircase in Scandinavian Modern Rowhomes

Soaring Vaulted Ceilings

There are incredible views of Linden Hills Park from the linear modern fireplace and the large Master Suite that features a large walk-in closet and expansive master bathroom. Enjoy basking in the southern sunlight from the second-level deck complete with a trellis and grilling area. 


Designed for Aging in Place

Each unit features an elevator that accesses all three levels. The master shower features a zero-entry tile floor, and the rear door to the home is also wheelchair accessible. 


A Sustainable Way to Live

The Scandinavian Modern row home development includes several sustainability features such as the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Certification, a lifetime metal roof, super-insulated walls by using 2” of continuous Rockwool exterior insulation, high-performance Lincoln windows, electric car charging outlets, high-efficiency mechanical systems, and walkability to grocery stores and several neighborhood restaurants. 

Not to forget, 

  • closed-cell spray foam energy wall with R18 insulation value and the roof features 7.5” thick closed-cell spray foam for an R52 insulation value 
  • upgraded rim joist insulation: 3.5” thick closed-cell spray foam for an R24 insulation value 
  • sub-slab insulation that is 2” thick foam for an R10 insulation value 
  • the foundation features a 2” exterior fiberglass drainage board + interior insulation for an R18 insulation value 
  • upgraded party walls with 5.5” thick mineral wool in all party walls for exceptional acoustic performance 
  • Pura natural fiber core (NFC) siding made from up to 70% natural fibers combined with thermosetting resins 
  • siding installed on a rain screen system allowing an airflow that prevents heat or moisture accumulation 
  • solar-ready – the shared garage roof is roughed-in for a future PV solar array 
  • in-floor radiant heat – a high-efficiency boiler supplies both hot water for the basement floor and domestic hot water faucet use 
  • local materials – all the cabinets, windows, doors, and flooring used were manufactured less than 100 miles away 

The Art of Scandinavian Modern

For the first time in the Linden Hills neighborhood’s history, residents now have an opportunity to enjoy a sustainably built Scandinavian modern inspired rowhome along with the benefits of age-in-place living without needing to look for housing outside of their cherished historic community.

“We were thrilled to design and build unique high-quality residences for those wanting to live in an urban setting that is also walkable to popular restaurants, shops, and the city chain of lakes. Our goal from the outset was to design something that would stand the test of time architecturally while also having a minimal impact on the environment. We believe we accomplished all of those goals and the neighborhood support and responses were outstanding.”

Chad Hanson, Partner at Sustainable 9 Design + Build 

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If you’ve made it all the way through this article, you’ve probably realized that you’re obsessed with Scandinavian modern design–don’t worry you’re not alone. If these images haven’t convinced you to build the Scandinavian home of your dream be sure to check out completed projects by Sustainable 9.  

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