Home Location : West Saint Paul, MN
Home Built : 1939
Photographer : Joy Watson, Modern Joy Photography

Summary :

Patiently working with our clients various design options that affected this 1930’s built home finally brought them the main level of their dreams. Attention to detail was not spared on this project. We brought the kitchen, living, dining and foyer a better relationship with spacious function by removing walls between rooms and widened openings under custom arches, matching rag texture and sand float on original lath & plaster walls. 

The existing wood burning fireplace fire-blocks were covered with a new granite surround tying in the kitchens elegance and sits prepared for a new gas insert fireplace any time in the future. Hardwood flooring was patched in and also installed new in the entire kitchen, and trim was hand-milled in several areas to bring cohesion to the main level.

Although we always try to preserve natural light, the challenge in this kitchen was to provide the owners with all the required elements in which to enjoy cooking together, but getting it all in was difficult with so many openings to the room! By covering up the side view to the neighbors we were able to create a more efficient use of space. An intense richness is felt with the combination of custom cherry stained cabinetry, new stainless steel appliances, Giblee Gold granite countertops & stove splash, and textured Fruited Plains wall tile.

Personal touches were included by adding the owners’ antique leaded glass in two upper cabinet doors, installing their light fixtures and creating deep recycling drawers and shoe storage at the key drop by the side entrance. Our exclusive rolling cart design provides an “island” that is typically stored neatly out of the way against the wall or brought out and wheeled anywhere to provide more counter space for cooking or entertaining!

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Client Testimonial :
Hoyt Avenue West
As (we) have been admiring the cabinetry over the last two days, we wanted to personally let you know how much we appreciate the craftsmanship of you/your team.  I know Matt worked on the stain, which looks beautiful!  Matt and Troy did a fantastic job on the installing of the cabinets, which wasn't an easy task, and they are wonderful people!  That means a lot to us!  As (we) discussed, the quality was worth the wait!!!  We wish you continued success with your company!  Perhaps our paths will cross again on a future home project. Thanks again!

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