A Modern Multipurpose Mantle

Check out this fireplace mantle. Or home computer station. It's a little bit of both in the Edina Residence, a contemporary renovation of a traditional Cape-Cod-style house in Minnesota.

The house was run down when the clients approached u + b architecture about designing a complete overhaul for them. This detail is just one within the sleek renovation.

The fireplace surround also houses an A/V cabinet, as seen below:

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Check out more, including exterior shots and before/afters at u + b architecture.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.