St. Paul Whole House Renovation

Interior and exterior renovations to a classic turn of the century St. Paul home

This turn of the century classic in St. Paul needed a lot of work on both the interior and exterior. Two bathrooms were gutted and redone with modern touches and amenities. The basement level was also remodeled, to hide unsightly steam mechanicals and to revitalize the appearance and functionality. This second story deck was falling apart due to neglect and subsequent water damage. The entire deck surface was removed and the deck elevation was raised up to eliminate a difficult and hazardous step down access. By building up the roof some three feet were were able to dramatically improve the ease of access off the bedroom and match the architectural lines of the rest of the home. Architectural bronze aluminum railings finished off the look on this 2nd story retreat. The main floor decking was also replaced to match the 2nd story deck. On a clear day you an easily see downtown Mpls. from this turn-of-the-century neighborhood.

Design/Build Consultant—Cherie Poissant

Azek Harvest Collection Tahoe Decking.  Photos—Alyssa Lee


 

These before photos show the general deterioration of the flat roof and the "chicken coop" appearence of the structure below the deck.

 



Exterior rear elevation transformation complete.


Badly outdated, this master bath was completely gutted and re-thought. We added all new fixtures, a custom vanity, shower, commode and recessed lighting, accented with additional sconce lights over vanity.





Existing bathroom—edge of shower on right.



 

Not only did we do a complete tear out, we re-arranged the entire bathroom to bring focus to vanity. The previous shower had mould issues that needed attention. It was enclosed by walls on three sides and very dark.  Complete glass surround solved both issues.

 



 One of the big challenges in this whole house remodel was dealing with the ugly steam pipes running the length of the basement.  Moving them would have been prohibitively expensive.  So instead we used a combination of paint and architectural accents—distressed beams and support pillars.  To reshen up the expansive space we also replaced old baseboard with matching clear Alder trim, and created a memorabilia wall with hand framed recessed nooks, each with it's own recessed lighting to focus attention on family photos and momentos.

 

Not shown in these images were the rest of the lower level remodel, affecting the main family room, storage, powder and work rooms.


Cork flooring was selected to bring light and substance to this expansive lower level.


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