Located in Linden Hills across from Lake Harriet and the surrounding parklands, the contemporary home began with basic builder finishes and details. Realizing its potential, the homeowner wanted to make it her own design and enlisted Vivid Interior Design and Frontier Custom Builders to transform the generic, cold home into a cosmopolitan gem. Along with strategic window changes and a small addition, the whole home was remodeled to reflect the desired design aesthetic and homeowner’s lifestyle. Fulfilling a passion for cooking and entertaining, the expansive chef’s kitchen was designed to suit both needs. The open dining and living spaces expand upon the kitchen to allow comfort for crowds or small gatherings, and modern marble fireplaces flanked by traditional shiplap enhance the eclectic and inviting atmosphere. French oak floors replaced the tile for warmth and consistency throughout, and every bathroom was remodeled and appointed with modern, luxurious finishes. The limiting master bath space was designed to incorporate two vanities and large glass enclosure containing the standing shower and soaking tub, and take in the beautiful views of the lake area. The resulting collaboration and innovative, sophisticated design became a realized vision, giving new life to this home of urban distinction.