2015 Luxury Home Remodeling Tour

Custom Kitchen on Upper Saint Dennis in St. Paul

Designed & Made is proud to be a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Luxury Home Remodeling Tour.

Two Weekends: August 15-16 & 22-23.  Get tickets online by clicking HERE.

This 1950’s mid-century rambler situated in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood underwent a full remodel.  Located at 2065 Upper St. Dennis Rd. the 6,300 square foot house offers custom cabinetry throughout.

2015 Luxury Home Tour

Custom Kitchen at 700 Osceola St. Paul, MN

Designed & Made was proud to be a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Luxury Home Tour. The home located at 700 Osceola offers custom cabintery, a custom entertainment center, butler’s pantry, master bathroom vanity and bar.

The Old World feel of the cobblestone street out front matches this Tudor-style home, reminiscent of a charming fairytale cottage.

Located in St. Paul’s historic Crocus Hills neighborhood, the home fits in with the character of other homes on the street, designated a national historic district. There’s a strong sense of community here, and builder Detail Design + Build and designer Charlie Simmons of Charlie and Co. were sensitive to neighborhood concerns about history and aesthetics.

Historic details can be seen in the steeply pitched cross gable, stucco exterior, archway to the front door, and stacked brick wall landscaping, and inside, in the coffered ceiling, butler’s pantry, hooded hearth, hand-painted tiles, built-in cabinetry, and back covered porch, complete with hanging lanterns.

The 5,000-square-foot home has contemporary details, too, with art niches, a powder room with an art glass feature wall, a private balcony with southern exposure off the master suite, a four-story stair tower with cascading light fixtures adding drama and natural light, bedrooms connected with a Jack-and- Jill bath, a beautiful master suite, and a separate driveway path to the mudroom entrance. There are a few tech surprises in the home as well, with technology hidden in unexpected places—like the cabinet doors that open and close automatically with a soft push.

A lot of time was spent perfecting details and paying attention to craftsmanship for the perfect balance of form and function. The end result? A home that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but incredibly versatile— features that will never go out of style.

CNC – Mr. & Mrs. Smith Doors [Video]

We knew we wanted to make a big impact with this kitchen. This video showcases the final product of our collaborative efforts.

The builder I did this kitchen for and I both have a design forward approach and are really passionate about what we do.  These projects are always a lot of fun to work on.

This house is the second of two custom homes in the new 12 lot development in historic St. Paul’s Crocus Hill neighborhood.

The custom CNC grid doors were originally inspired by the house in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.  (The Closet and Master Bath in that house are also amazing, check it out next time you watch the movie.  You know what I’m talking about Rick.)

The question was, what’s the best way to make custom grids like the ones in these doors?  That is where Mike Prom and Tyler Cooper came in.  After Chris and I had the concept for this kitchen polished up, Mike and I started designing the doors and toe kicks using parametric modeling software and go-to-meeting.

Mike is a superhero when it comes to CAD.  He has been helping me out with drafting and design work from the very beginning.  Mike is awesome.

Tyler Cooper is one of the owners at Nordeast Makers.  Cooper and his business partner Micah have become my go-to source for contract CNC work.  In addition to the CNC router, they also have a laser cutter, and multiple 3D printers.

The best projects that I work on are always a collaboration between multiple creative minds working towards the same end goal.

Below are some images of the finished project.