ISSUE 21  |  Clean & White

Architect Visit: Jackson Meadow in Minnesota

May 24, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Located on 40 acres of high-grass prairie in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, and surrounded by more than a hundred acres of meadows, woods, and open fields, the Jackson Meadow residential community is a collaboration between celebrated Duluth-based architect David Salmela of Salmela Architect and Minneapolis/NY-based landscape architect Shane Coen of Coen + Partners. Salmela, who is of Finnish descent, takes his inspiration from classic Nordic farmhouses, combining traditional and modern elements such as energy-efficient galvanized steel roofs, screened-in porches, modern Scandinavian interiors, and white clapboard exteriors. Coen, whose firm won a Progressive Architecture citation (he's only the second landscape architect to receive the prestigious award) in 2009, was involved in all aspects of the master plan and also provided site design for each new home.

Above photos courtesy of Coen + Partners.

Above: Interior photographs by Peter Bastianelli Kerze via Salmela Architect.

Above: Salmela Architect; $23.07 at Amazon.