Jeffy & Tim's 1906 Victorian Foursquare

The Victorian Foursquare offers a grandiose layout that is bubbling over with formal space, design was completed by Deidre Webster to inject a modern and casual mood, resulting in an interior that is nearly impossible to replicate.

Our trades descended on 1906 in the middle of 2017, with a simple recipe that is tride & true at Rare Form- Millwork Restoration and plaster work throughout was performed to give 1906 her swagger back.

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We fell in love with this house the first day we were out looking. We are both long term South Minneapolitans and we knew this neighborhood was where we wanted to be with great walkability, awesome neighbors, and incredible restaurants.
— Jeffy

The foyer is grandiose in 1906, her entry was wallpapered (not pictured) in carefully selected pattern and installed by our hanger of 40 years. The goal with the paper was to provide a playful and monotone of pop to the entry, letting the guests know that while her magnitude is all the way up, she still likes to play in today’s world.

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Popcorn ceilings don’t trade, and frankly we don’t allow them as a brand. Part of the journey for all Rare Formers, is knowing that when the deed is signed, they left their mark on Minneapolis Architecture, one address at a time.

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When entering 1906, the true 9-foot ceilings are punctuated by our craftsmen’ ability to skim them to a flawlessness that echoes a glass pond or lake at dawn.

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Deidre nailed the staging on the main, blending vintage works of patina with modernity of BluDot & DWR, and Danish Teak Classics!

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Minneapolis Artist Frank Gaard who was influenctioal over our cleints Jeffy during his time at the Walker.





The expansive layout gave us room to cook big Thanksgiving dinners, create our own screenprint studio in the basement workshop, and host game nights with friends and family. And, with so many sweet nooks and crannies, it gives us a respite from busy city life - watching bicycles go by from the porch swing; a soak in the cast iron claw foot tub; tucking away with a book or craft project in the treehouse-like library; or a sit by the firepit in the backyard. The mix of urban life and restorative retreat has been exactly what we wanted.

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Steven Imhoff