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1047 13th St N
seemed to appear out of nowhere a couple of years ago. It had been there for
many years, but it was easy to ignore. It was badly overgrown, the front
porch had been enclosed to make a closet of a front room, and the front door
moved to the side of the house. The inside gave a new depth of meaning to
the 60’s term “funky”. And the outside echoed the decaying hippie theme.
Just how “funky” was the inside? Walls had been added and others removed. What had been the living room had morphed into a bedroom and the front bedroom was now a bath. Little remained of the 1920’s bungalow layout. But that was exactly the type of house Greg Rodda was looking for, for himself and his two sons that live with him half the time.
The end result of Greg’s hard work and vision is a unique mixture of post modern minimalism with select Arts and Crafts period details. He resurrected the front porch but with a bit of a modern twist. This he offset with period designed doors and side lights, thus returning the entrance to its original location. Inside he removed walls and 60’s wallpaper that was, well, colorful! In its place is a two bedroom, two bath bungalow with a huge open L shaped space that combines kitchen and dining/living rooms. Greg owns Concrete Ideas, a company that uses concrete in many creative ways including countertops. Most of the work on the house he did himself as well as making some of the furniture.
The end result is a space that reflects his style of living. But, as the pictures show, it could also be a showcase for his work and creative talents.
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