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.
Read our article on this home: “Detail Design & Build Brings a Mod Tudor to Crocus Hill”
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