TRANSFORMATIONS by VUJOVICH

Mediterranean Marvel

2020 Artisan Home

St. Paul, MN


From the beginning, the homeowners of this 1929 Mediterranean stunner fell in love with the details and history of the home. They first thought an addition was required to achieve all their goals. But because this home’s grand exterior features include tile roofs, limestone, and copper-trimmed windows, gutters and downspouts, changes to the footprint could have been very costly. Instead Vujovich created a design maximizing existing spaces and allowing the couple to focus their budget on smart solutions on the interior only.

Photography by Landmark Photography

Very Entertaining

The homeowners enjoy hosting - from adult get togethers to celebrations for the high school soccer team - but their new home didn’t include the sophisticated space that allowed for those larger, casual gatherings. Until now.

Form and Function at its Peak

The remarkable walnut bar catches your eye and draws you down the stairs toward the fun. Its custom cabinetry houses everything from a full-height wine refrigerator to an icemaker, beverage drawers, and dishwasher.

Something for Everyone

Before, the spaces included abandoned compartmentalized rooms. Now they function as larger, more open gathering spaces that could also be closed between kids and adult entertaining.

Visual Impact

The elegant powder room tucked around from the staircase is a secret surprise with its encaustic tile floors and a burst of floral wallcovering.

Getting Re-Fit

A key mission was to reuse original items found in the old basement, such as leaded glass doors to the new exercise room.

A Total Spa Experience

As with most turn-of-the-century homes, storage space was lacking. The new master suite now includes a spacious spa-inspired bath, separate highly functional his-and-hers closets, and a lovely new rooftop balcony for morning coffees.

Suite Life

Work on the kids side of the second level included removing a closet to expand the shared bath. New custom built-in storage provides two equal bedrooms with a roomy Jack-and-Jill bath between.

Getting Organized

Imagine a busy family’s main entrance from the garage landing in the middle of the family room. This well-planned mudroom wall offers hidden organization while calming the room for a relaxing space to hang out.

It's All in the Details

 

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