Minnesota is known for its lakes and its lake homes—but we can’t forget about that other famous body of water we are host to, the Mississippi River. Because this powerful river originates right here in Minnesota, it is a natural source of local pride. A number of the homes on the Homes by Architects Tour this year feature views of this stunning river. Read on to learn more about two of them, both nestled along the St. Paul side of the river boulevard: Home 11 “Riverview Residence” and Home 17 “River Roost.”

The homeowners of Peterssen/Keller Architecture’s Home 11 “Riverview Residence” wanted a clean-lined home with traditional references and natural textures that would integrate easily into the established Mississippi River Boulevard neighborhood. Featuring a number of striking design elements, including a bright yellow door and dark cedar siding, the house reflects the owners’ informal, relaxed lifestyle and complements the vibe of this river-centric neighborhood.

Down the road is Home 17 “River Roost,” designed by SALA Architects. The homeowners sought a unique combination of open and closed floor plans, resulting in an innovative, atypical, and fluid design with differing degrees of visual separation and spatial definition throughout. This two-story, four-bedroom house is a linear affair, with each space seeking a visual connection to the river in front and the backyard in the back.

The Tour is on from now until October 10th! Still need a ticket to the 13th annual Homes by Architects Tour? Get yours now! Learn more at homesbyarchitects.org.

The 2020 Tour is supported by Pella Windows & Doors, White Oaks Savanna, SpacecraftingAndersen Windows, Brooke Voss Design, DOM InteriorsFritz Cabinetry, Frost Cabinets, Hagstrom Builder, InUnison Design, Kolbe Gallery Twin Cities, Martha Dayton Design, North ElevationOtto Painting Design, Redpath Constable Interior Design, Redstone Architectural Homes, Showcase Renovations, Streeter Custom Builder, Synergy Products, and Welch Forsman Associates.

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