DESIGN TEAM: Eric Odor, AIA; Ben Dose
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
SALA Architects
Home Sponsor: Showcase Renovations

Project Location: St. Paul, MN

This two-story, four-bedroom River Boulevard house is a linear affair, with each space seeking a visual connection to the river in front and the backyard in the back. 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.

The fun begins at the front door, as visitors enter one large, sunlit open space metered by three wood “boxes:” one a mudroom, one a pantry, and the third a soaring tower of vertical circulation for the home.

The exterior of the home features sustainable green roofs and is clad in cement board, cedar, and stone siding. The structure is capped with flat roofs and soaring eaves to complete the distinct profile of this one-of-a-kind home.

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