PAF Architecture, LLC

PAF Architecture, LLC

Eden Prairie Residence

Completed Summer 2010, this new contemporary-styled ICF home in Minnesota was built for $97/finished square foot. The home features closed cell insulation and geothermal heating and cooling.


The home was designed for openness to views and daylight in its living spaces on the back side. Service spaces placed on the front side are made private with small windows or are screened. The front-facing private spaces include garage, mudroom, and stairway – and do little to establish a welcoming presence along the street. Yet, with its singular and large-scaled box window placed above the entrance canopy in an upper-level bedroom, the house engages the pubic street and its neighbors with a sentinel-like quality.