Highland Park Contemporary

Located on a double lot in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN, the owners wanted the house to be sensitive to the existing scale of the neighborhood while standing out as a new concept. The design solution was to break down the mass of the building into complimentary pieces: dark, flat-roofed boxes with a subtle, panelized cladding, and pitched-roof elements with stained cedar channel siding.

While the house is not large (2200 sf without the garage), it has a spacious feel with strong visual continuity and a phenomenal connection to the back yard. The modern interior features dark stained carbonized bamboo flooring, flush birch doors, recycled paper countertops, thermofoil cabinets and glass and steel tile.

Photography by Kurt and Edwige Moses.