May 14, 2016 by Sarah
Adrian and I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour again this year.
The event, which is held annually in the spring, displays remodeled, renovated, or restored homes, along with a few new builds, in the Twin Cities. The tour is always free to the public.
We always have such a good time checking out some very nice homes! I like to see what real people are doing with their real homes. This is our 3rd year that we have participated (you can read about the previous tours here and here).
We just took a look at homes in St. Paul again this year (duh). We were only able to make it to 15 homes on Sunday since Adrian and I both had to work Saturday.
Here are a few random things that caught my eye:
This building was the former Old Home creamery on University Ave which has since been renovated into an apartment complex. We weren’t entirely impressed with the interiors, but I am glad they keep most of the art deco façade intact. This is the side entrance here.
This Saint Anthony Park Home renovation was a dream and tastefully done:
This home was my absolute favorite on the tour:
This big brick beauty at 493 Edmund Ave is being fully restored by Preserve Frogtown, a joint effort between the good folks at Historic St. Paul and the Frogtown Neighborhood Association. Adrian had to literally drag me out of this house and repeat several times that we are not going to be buying this house. 🙁 party pooper.
They are currently working hard on restoring the front porch.
Some very lucky family will get to live in this home this summer. It will be listed for sale once the renovations are complete. I believe it will be listed around 160 or 170k. I have been posting updates on the house and front porch on our FB page for anyone that is interested.
I also really enjoyed this East Side property:
Sorry I wasn’t able to get any photos of the interior (they asked that we not take any). *eye rolls*
The owners have been working on the property for quite some time and they have plans to open up a portion of the house as a B&B. Maybe we will do a little staycation in the future.
Back at the STP Haus, plenty has been going on–I hope to post about everything next week. The bathroom and hallway upstairs are really coming together. Here is a little teaser for your enjoyment:
Sweet baby Jaysas we have walls. 😀