Artisan Home No. R21

Ispiri, LLC Remodeler

117 Portland Avenue #302, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | 651-578-0122 | MN Lic #BC627402

Once housing the North Star Blanket Factory, this downtown loft conversion, circa 1999, is situated overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge. A decade and a half later, this corner unit still had the exposed brick walls and amazing view, yet its new owners were seeking a better use of the space, higher finish level, and a style all their own.

  • Scope of remodeling: full interior makeover of three-level condo/loft
  • Main living retained most of the original walls, yet added convenient built-ins and beautiful design details that add definition to the open loft-living style
  • The original fireplace wall got a complete makeover with porcelain tile behind, adjacent flat screen TV, and built-in climate-controlled cabinets for the owners wine collection
  • Taking best advantage of the operational door and mini-balcony, a curved soffit plus slatted walnut walls and suspended ceiling creates the perfect bistro alcove
  • The completely renovated kitchen is now much more efficient for meal prep, maximizes storage, and simply sings in bright white painted perimeter cabinets, warm gray painted
  • island with a gorgeous butcher block top, and a signature stainless range hood and stack
  • The original library and bath on this level were slightly modified with custom storage solutions for homeowners collectives
  • One level down, with its own private entry, the bedroom level has been transformed from two bedrooms, office to two amazing suites.
  • The owners’ suite is designed with massive storage options and graceful detailing, centered around a walnut floor-to-ceiling headboard unit positioning the bed for spectacular views of the Stone Arch Bridge
  • A new mudroom with relocated laundry is just inside the private entry on this level, just right for dropping boots in winter and running shoes after a summer jog along the Mississippi
  • Completing this gorgeous makeover is the art studio and deck on the roof-top level—all showcasing this remodeler’s true Artisan skills