Short of bottling Manhattan Beach’s California sunshine and bringing it with her to Minneapolis, Dana Alpeter did the next best thing. She and her husband, Steve, renovated a 1934 home in a gracious Edina neighborhood for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle full of snap, crackle, and color all but foreign to the upper Midwest. “The open, light, bright feel of a California beach house was the one thing we couldn’t leave behind,” Dana declares.
Interior designer: Debra Martinson, DM Interiors, 3020 St. Albans Mill Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55305; 952/545-5351.
Co-designer: Dana Alpeter, Dana Alpeter Interiors, 4405 Browndale Ave., Edina, MN 55424; 952/928-3749.
Architect/Design-Build: Leffert Tigelaar, Choice Wood Co., 3300 Gorham Ave. S., Saint Louis Park, MN 55426; 952/924-0043.
Landscape design: Bob Palmer, Landscape Renovation, 12515 40th St. S., Afton, MN 55001; 651/248-4020.
Photographs by Susan Gilmore
Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Produced by Alecia Stevens