Stately Colonial

2023 Fall Artisan Home Tour

St. Paul, MN

A 1936 stately Colonial on the Mississippi River always caught the eye of a young girl who would walk by it frequently growing up in St. Paul. Decades later, it became her family’s home. With the dream to modernize the inside, they enlisted Vujovich Design Build to combine the best of the old with the new to make it sing for this family of four. This remodel took elements from the home’s colonial bones and combined great design to create optimal flow and tons of storage options. With efforts to work within the existing floor plan, our team transformed all 4500 square feet into the space of our clients’ dreams. 

Photography by Spacecrafting

Collaboration with Renae Keller Interior Design

Optimized Flow

Our team created a luxurious yet traditional kitchen with custom cabinetry and millwork, elegant light fixtures and unique tilework. The centerpiece of the kitchen is the custom range hood and marble stone mosaic hydrangea tile.

Custom Details

To help blend traditional with modern, we paired a stained white oak buffet with patterned wallpaper that is reminiscent of colonial times. The classic color combination of white and green is a timeless choice.

Mudroom Masterpiece

Another main-floor feature is this mudroom with five custom white oak storage lockers, finished with stenciled cutouts that not only provide airflow but also embody a colonial sensibility.

Creating corners

The Vujovich Team crafted elegant arches to add to the beauty of the home. This arch adds a unique touch to the original arched entries, creating a seamless design that gives a luxurious and timeless look.

Bold yet Classic

Our goal was to create a powder room that’s both functional and pleasing. We started by reworking the layout of the existing room, to optimize traffic flow. Then, we added pops of navy and gold with a graphic wall covering to keep things current.

Colonial Curves

The front entry was transformed with bold patterned wallpaper and stained glass; while keeping the original archway that was mimicked in the new curves and transitions throughout the house.

Balanced & Beautiful

Once a small, unused room, this space has been transformed into a vibrant dining booth and wet bar. The area has been custom-designed to provide an inviting atmosphere for entertaining and relaxation.

Signature Style

This primary bathroom embodies mixing the old with the new. Scalloped shaped marble tile floors with a black border brings the art deco element that is contrasted with bright wallcovering that has a decades old feel.

It’s All In the Details

“Knowing that my clients were in love with the home’s Colonial bones, it was very important to keep those details and layers throughout the design,” Lori Balestri, Sales and Design Director 


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