Artisan Home No. R19

Otogawa-Anschel Design + Build Remodeler

2520 – 40th Street SE, Buffalo, MN 55313

otogawa-anschel.com | (612) 789-7070 | MN Lic #BC322423

Originally built with timbers salvaged from St. Paul’s Bandanna Square, this 1980s timber frame home had great bones but sorely needed an update, particularly in kitchen and baths.  The homeowners wished to retain the home’s rustic flavor yet wanted to add refinements and design details to better suit their lifestyle and tastes.

  • Scope of remodeling: addition, living room, bar, office, kitchen, four bathrooms, laundry, family room, structural repairs and new deck
  • Beginning with the new front entry and Zuri decking, the Northwoods-styled exterior was transformed from ordinary to extraordinary by creating a dramatic focal point with an artistic use of layers and curves
  • Free-form curves echo in a multi-toned slate echo the entry deck at front and kitchen entry floors, setting the stage for more beautiful surprises inside
  • The original kitchen gained several feet with the new addition, and was entirely reconfigured to function more efficiently, and includes a new built-in banquet seating and custom built table for informal dining
  • With skilled precision, the adjacent family bath was also reconfigured, even carving out space for a main floor stacked washer and dryer
  • Details in the kitchen make a bold statement, from the clear knotty alder cabinetry (with unique wipe-off distressed finish) and hand-scraped hickory floors to granite and soapstone countertops and unique puzzle-piece stone backsplash
  • The original, oversized fireplace which overwhelmed the living space was removed, and a new Eco-resin panel brings light into the previously dark home office
  • A pedestrian 80s owners’ bath has been entirely remade into a showplace, offering a breathtaking display of intricate tile work, heated floors, soaking tub and curbless
    walk-in shower
  • This amazing renovation demonstrates the true Artisan spirit, retaining the architectural integrity of the original structure yet creating an original and very personal work of art