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Fritz Carlson House, 1916-17
Purcell and Elmslie
3612 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis

Purcell and Elmslie designed this house for their young Swedish foreman as a wedding gift; Purcell recalled, "He came to me saying that he was about to be married, and wanted to build a little house for himself, but he would not live in anything that we had not designed." Purcell reorganized his and Elmslie's basic house type based upon prior experience with similar homes, such as the Goetzenberger House (See Lakes of the Isles Tour). The result is a simple yet satisfying two-story, gabled-roof house with interior areas arranged around a brick fireplace. Inside are specially created bronze-and-glass lighting fixtures. next stop >

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