As you stroll through Crocus Hill, I suggest you linger for a moment longer at the corner of Portland & Mackubin. This amazing home has been meticulously brought back to life over the last18 months by local restoration artisan, Bob Hengelfelt. One visit to the home and it becomes clear that its been worth the wait. The 1892 home has been carefully restored by a team of master carpenters, artists, tile setters, and painters. Hengelfelt Restorations has made it their passion to restore these homes to their original glory. Blending functionality in historic homes can often be challenging, but Bob has found a way to respect the past while still allowing amenities that exceed the expectations of today. A few examples would include an expanded gourmet kitchen that allows for ease of entertaining, expanded bathrooms, second-floor laundry room and an oversized mudroom. Bob’s restoration projects check the boxes for today’s home buyers! This home features nearly 6,000 sq feet above ground, including customized features such as 11foot ceilings on the main floor and the original grand staircase. Other noteworthy aspects include a dining room that has Venetian plaster and a butler’s closet with a nifty pass through the door to the kitchen. No detail is too small, which is evident with the restored call button.
On the second floor, which features 10ft ceilings, there are four bedrooms including a unique 12×12 room that was discovered as a part of the restoration project. The newly reclaimed space features a custom round stain glass window which can be viewed from Saint Paul’s famed Summit Avenue. The second floor also features the luxurious 600 ft master suite that wouldn’t be complete without the lovely fireplace and luxurious bathroom.
This homes charm continues to the third floor with 9 ft ceilings. The original old pine wood floors have been retained and restored to look as they did nearly 130 years ago. The main room is almost 1,000 sq feet and is ideal with an entertainment kitchen added to space. There is also a bedroom and bathroom on the third floor. New home features include central air conditioning, a new boiler system, numerous rooms with in-floor heat and state of the art smart lighting and security technology. A spacious new two car garage with loft was also constructed for the home as a part of the restoration project.
This is a stunning home with numerous nods to the past history of the home and this iconic Saint Paul neighborhood. It’s wonderful to see from the outside but to truly appreciate it, you need to come in and experience it. Bob and his team have truly outdone themselves. Private showings are available by contacting Broker, Chad Parr at 651-253-1226 with Midwest Realty Group…we know you’ll be happy you did.