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Boomers in Place An award-winning remodel takes a thoughtful look ahead. | BY CAROLYN CROOKE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUSAN GILMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

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espected Twin Cities interior designer Bruce Kading and his wife have been living happily in their Minnehaha Creek bungalow for 39 years — and they’re looking forward to enjoying their home for at least another two decades. To that end, they’ve been making changes that incorporate golden-year comforts while enhancing property value. The first order of business: adding onto the 1930s-era home. “It was important to keep any new addition to scale, to make it look like it’s been here the whole time and to fit the way we want to live,” explains Kading, ASID, CID, owner and principal of Bruce Kading Interior Design. “This is exactly how I’d approach the project for a client; I’m always striving to capture a sense of a client’s history and to anchor the job in a way that has meaning and substance.” He collaborated with architect Rick Storlien and contractor Jim Corrigan on the plans and layout while designing the built-ins and interior and exterior details himself. They built across to the garage and behind it, adding a full 1,000 square feet. Wonderful Tudor detailing enhances the home’s vintage character and curb appeal. A roomy master bedroom and bath occupy the level above the garage. The bath has a soapstone countertop and a fabulous art deco chandelier; details like this give the room a sense of heft and history. Generous proportions and wide doorways make the spaces easy to navigate in a

natural expansion Bruce Kading worked with a local architect to create an addition that would add square footage without looking out of scale. aging gracefully Spaces here are wide and easy to navigate with

a walker or wheelchair — thoughtful design details to help ensure the owners can enjoy their beloved home for years to come.

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