Castle Home Tour 2019 H3: 688 23rd Avenue NE

This growing family was looking for a larger, more functional space to prep their food, cook and entertain in their 1910 NE Minneapolis home.

A new floorplan was created by analyzing the way the homeowners use their home. Their large urban garden provides them with an abundance of fresh produce which can now be harvested, brought in through the back door, and then cleaned in the new Kohler prep sink closest to the back door.

An old, unusable staircase to the basement was removed to capture more square footage for a larger kitchen space and a better planned back entry area. A mudroom with bench/shoe closet was configured at the back door and the Stonepeak Quartzite tile keeps dirt from boots out of the cooking area.

Next in line of function was storage. The refrigerator and pantry areas were moved so they are now across from the prep and cooking areas. New cherry cabinetry in the Waverly door style and floating shelves were provided by Crystal Cabinets.

Finally, the kitchen was opened up to the dining room, creating an eat-in area and designated entertainment area.

A new Richlin vinyl double-hung pocket window replaced the old window on the southwest wall of the mudroom.

The overall style is in line with the style and age of the home. The wood and stain colors were chosen to highlight the rest of the original woodwork in the house. A slight rustic feel was added through a highlight glaze on the cabinets. A natural color palette with muted tones – brown, green and soft white- create a modern fresh feel while paying homage to the character of the home and the homeowners’ earthy style.

See the full map for the 2019 Castle Home Tour