Custom Categories: Special Projects

Aurora House (Literary meaning: The Dawn)

A long narrow floorplan in an historic building is transformed into a warm gathering space for family and friends with a nod to its industrial roots.   Space planning was key in this vacation rental project.  The owners wanted quiet suites for guests to retreat and common spaces for kids.  They also wanted to make […]

Stunning Exterior Re-face for the Landings of Park Point

The saying goes “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but in this case, please do! We had the privilege of refacing the Landings down on Park Point and taking it from drab to dramatic! The wood tone of the Fiberon Cladding and decking mixed with the black metal DLS siding adds dimension and visual […]

A Car Comes Home

A local car enthusiast approached us about creating a multi functional garage for restoring, housing, and enjoying his car collection. Specifically a 1956 Cadillac he had owned since he was a teenager. The car had been previously stored in an old Duluth Carriage house off site of the owner’s home. The Knutson team worked closely […]

Sauna Life…

Beyond pleasure and relaxation, emerging evidence suggests that sauna bathing has several health benefits. The only Finnish word to make it into everyday English is “sauna”. This bathing ritual has been performed across Finland for thousands of years, ever since the first settlers dug a ditch in the ground and heated a pile of stones. […]

Duluth Forest Kinderhaus

Knutson had the privilege of working on the Duluth Forest Kinderhaus project. The founder of the forest kindergarten wanted an open concept “classroom” area inside with a large outside classroom area as well. The mission of the school was to provide an outdoor base primary education for 4-6 year old that weaves academic learning with […]

Knutson Custom Construction New Office/Shop

Knutson Custom Construction was established in October of 2003 and operations were ran out of Ken and Andrew’s homes.  As the company grew so did the need for space. In April 2017 we moved into our new space in which we designed and built. Each part of this building was constructed by our company…we are […]

Stunning Garden Shed

Knutson Custom Construction had the opportunity again to build the shed that was to be auctioned off at the Miller Dwan ArtCetera Event. Each year they auction off an out building of some sort, this year the theme was garden shed. The idea behind the out buildings is to make it practical, useful and have […]

Tiny House/Guest House

Knutson Custom Construction had never built a “tiny house” per say…so when one of our clients asked for one for  a “guest house” we were excited to take on the challenge.  One might think that building a tiny house would be easier than building a full scale house. However, there is just as much work […]