St. Louis Park Modern


Architectural, Interiors, Residential


St. Louis Park, MN

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Completed 2016

Team: Shelter, Homeowner

Photos: Farm Kid Studios

Accolades: ASID Kitchen Tour 2017

This home was originally built for an architect who designed the space for his family in 1952. When the current homeowners purchased the property, they decided to update several of the spaces to meet their family’s needs. Over the last 10 years, Shelter has worked with them to update nearly every space in the home, with the most recent project tackling the original kitchen and adjacent dining and living space.

Elements of the Design

The homeowners originally wanted to keep the existing kitchen intact, but after living in the house for a few years, they desired a more modern aesthetic with improved functionality. Removing a wall and opening the kitchen up to the adjacent living space allows for a larger footprint, and a better workflow. Details such as hidden outlets and a walnut-paneled refrigerator keep the space clean and the attention on the excellent craftsmanship. The reconfigured kitchen includes new custom cabinetry, countertops, appliances and fixtures. A new entertainment center was designed and built for the adjacent living space, and a new rug, furniture and window coverings were also selected and purchased.