Ellie’s House

Embarking on the transformation of a 1950s residence in Mendota Heights, MN, this captivating project is now unveiled as “Ellie’s House.”

Meticulous attention and creative ingenuity were dedicated to preserving the timeless essence of the home’s era. This involved skillfully replicating the charm of two-panel oak doors and breathing new life into the original oak trim adorning the doors and windows.

The meticulous approach extended to a complete overhaul of the space, stripping it down to the studs. Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems underwent a thorough redesign to ensure optimal functionality and modern efficiency.

In a tasteful nod to the home’s vintage character, a deliberate choice was made to integrate timeless yet contemporary elements and colors. The result is a seamless blend that respects the original vibe and ambiance of the residence.

The transformation included the removal of the old tub and half wall, making way for a more spacious and luxurious tub and shower. Large-format tiles, arranged in a sophisticated 1/3 offset pattern, adorned the floor and tub/shower area. Custom Schluter trim pieces and a tile base added a refined finish to the flooring.

A touch of elegance was introduced with inset boxes featuring an octagon-patterned tile, complemented by matte black plumbing fixtures in the shower and lav faucets. The custom cabinet, crafted from clear alder, showcased traditional-looking flat-panel, beveled doors, creating a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary aesthetics.

Dark quartz countertops, paired with monochromatic dark gray sinks, contributed to a timeless and traditional ambiance. The room’s final touches included an aluminum black-framed mirror and matte black decorative light fixtures, elevating the overall aesthetic to a sophisticated and cohesive design.