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Mystery In Minnesota Solved

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 27, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 26, 2016

Let's hear it for PrairieMod readers Anthony T., Rob B. and Tim Q.—they sent in information that positively identified the architect of the mystery Minnesota house for sale that we posted last week about. More after the jump: Tim Q. writes: It is the Roger O’Shaughnessy House, 1978, by David Uppgren (now practicing as David Uppgren Associates of Ann Arbor, MI. David Uppgren went to the U of MN arch school. His firm’s website says...




 

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 7.15.53 AMLet's hear it for PrairieMod readers Anthony T., Rob B. and Tim Q.—they sent in information that positively identified the architect of the mystery Minnesota house for sale that we posted last week about. More after the jump:

Tim Q. writes:

It is the Roger O’Shaughnessy House, 1978, by David Uppgren (now practicing as David Uppgren Associates of Ann Arbor, MI.

David Uppgren went to the U of MN arch school. His firm’s website says he’s been practicing 36 years (1980), but this house is 1978, so when he was just starting out.

Client Roger O’Shaughnessy is CEO of Cardinal Glass (they supply all the glass to Andersen and Marvin Windows and probably to many others). He now lives on Lake Minnetonka in a grand modern house by Olson Sandberg Kundig Allen Architects of Seattle. The house is in SW Mpls suburbs with a long southerly vista over the Minnesota River Valley.

Rob B. confirms the architect and adds this info from Phil Peterson, who worked with David Uppgen on the house:

Yes, this is the house that David Uppgren designed. The pictures were from a 1982 magazine article. Three of us (David, a stone mason, and I) built the place with help from the owners who came out on the weekends. It’s definitely worth a visit if you get the chance. I stopped by during the realtors’ open house last week. It really is an amazing place. The design is as fresh as it was 35 years ago. I am surprised by how well the construction has held up. The two years that I spent on that project was the best job that I ever had.

Thanks to Anthony, Rob, and Tim for solving the mystery for all of us. Check out the original post with links to the listing here.


 

 

 
 
 

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