Design Team: Ashley Mitlyng, AIA
Project Type: Remodel/Addition
Location: St. Paul, MN
This project is a celebration of the massive impact of small details, when designed well. While searching for a home for retirement, the homeowners fell in love with this house, in which the exquisite original millwork had survived the last century intact. A 1980s kitchen renovation was the outlier that detracted from the beauty of the rest of the home. The goal of the project was to imagine a period-style kitchen while creating spaces that work for a “this-century” lifestyle.
With careful attention to scale and economy, a precisely placed addition grew the home just enough to allow for the desired spaces (kitchen, mudroom, laundry, and powder room) without overpowering the original foursquare footprint from the exterior. Efficiency of space was a focus, resulting in a small footprint that serves a multitude of purposes.
Much consideration was given to seamlessly blending the new and old. Existing millwork and casework were matched and recreated in the new remodel in order to tie the spaces together and retain the property’s historic character.
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