BLEND Award Winner Crocus Hill Craftsman Tudor
Traditional Exterior Details
In order to win a BLEND Award, the home must build upon the qualities that make St Paul a place people want to live. It must respect the privacy, light access and private views of neighboring homes and maintain a human scale. Lastly, the home must be diverse and innovative yet compatible with the neighborhood.
It’s all in the details, and it’s easy to see why this home is a winner. First of all, the roof line has exposed rafter tails for an authentic historic craftsman Tudor look. In addition, bronze trim against cream stucco is reminiscent of homes popular in the United States in the late 19th century, inspired by the medieval architecture of Tudor England. The double hung windows have divided lights in the upper sash and the tall brick chimney is magnificent and in keeping with the craftsman Tudor style.
This home is nestled on a corner lot, the attached three-car garage tucked neatly behind, matching the features of the house.
Don’t let the historic look of this home fool you. It is full of top of the line modern amenities, starting with the three car attached garage. Decorative brackets frame the flat roof above the covered paver patio with wood ceiling and large patio doors off the living room.
A beautiful traditional paneled wall staircase with wood banister, partial carpet runner and dark handrail separate the entrance from the living room.
Beautiful pale yellow walls, dark oak floor, big box newel posts, paneled divider wall and traditional mill work take your breath away as you set foot in the receiving area off the front entry and look down the hall to the living room.
Box beam ceiling, 9 foot long island, integrated refrigerator, beautiful wood vent hood, two tone and inset cabinets, and glass sconces create your dream kitchen.
The stunning fireplace with stone surround and wood paneled wall sits between large windows with white trim and is offset by the pale yellow of the entryway to one side and outdoor patio to the other.
Master Bedroom and Bath
French doors swing open to the upper-level patio outside. In the bath either relax in the vintage-looking porcelain tub or rinse off in the modern glass-enclosed shower. Double sinks each have their own medicine cabinet, along a stone counter top, lots of cabinets, separate powder room and heated floors.