Capital City Creations

From spacious and inviting to small and charming, these three St. Paul homes are something to admire. Glimpse into the artful design and unique details of each home.

An inviting, turn-of-the-century home designed by Acacia Architects, Home #14 is composed of high levels of craftsmanship and detail. A great sense of the outdoors is invited into this home with two porches, a deck, patio, balcony, and large windows surrounding the main floor. Extensive woodwork combined with natural materials and various types of stone are just some of the elements that make this home exquisite.



Once a quaint story-and-a-half bungalow home with small, dark rooms and limited space, Home #15, designed by Zagaria Meyer Architects, is now spacious and suitable for entertaining. An over 20-year project has transformed this home, richly detailed in natural wood finishes, into a bright and cheerful space surrounded by natural sunlight.

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Originally designed in 1979 for an urban infill house competition sponsored by the City of St. Paul, Carlsen & Frank Architects accepted the challenge of making Home #16 into something incredible and affordable. A lot of hard work went into updating this home intended to fit within the historic district of older nearby homes. As architect Sylvia Frank explains, “It illustrates the impact architects can make when a budget is limited through practical but clever design.”

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