Castle Saves its First Castle, Set to be on Tour this Fall

This St. Paul 1.5 story bungalow was built in 1912.  When Castle found this foreclosure the copper plumbing had been stolen, the porch ceiling was collapsing, the windows needed replacing, the floors sloped, and it was beat up and hadn’t been updated since the 50’s.  Naturally, given our super powers, we thought it was the perfect opportunity.  Oh, the home did have a great fireplace, tons of natural light, original wood columns and wainscoting, and potential to open up the first floor.

Exterior before
Exterior before
Kitchen, Dining, and Living Room before walls are removed to make a more open floor plan.
Kitchen, Dining, and Living Room before walls are removed to make a more open floor plan.

 

After several years of watching national homeownership rates fall, Castle decided it was time to try to do something about it.  Late in 2012 Castle formed a plan to “Save” 3-4 old homes with character in 2013, and either sell the homes to owner occupied families or help our employees to purchase a home through the Castle Employee Homeownership Assistance Plan.  Our mission is to buy, remodel, and return these Castles to their former glory and make them ready for the next 100 years.

We are excited to showcase our first Save a Castle at the Castle Educational Home Tour this fall!

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Completed Kitchen
Completed Entry way, Family room to the left and dining room to the right
Completed Entry way, Family room to the left and dining room to the right
Exterior completed
Exterior completed