Credits: Built by Smith Design + Build. Photography by Lynette Condra
Any Home’s New Frontier. An historic St. Paul home looks up to the attic to create a beautiful light-filled master suite without altering its exterior.
A tour of this St. Paul home’s first and second levels reveals a dark, rich history in materials and a traditional 1908 floorplan. It’s exactly what drew these homeowners to purchase this home in 2011. As they lived in the home they continued to revisit the attic and all of its potential, but hadn’t connected with the right architect to help them achieve their vision. Enter Mitlyng Design with the solution to tuck in a bathroom in the attic without adding a dormer, which was cost prohibitive, and create a master suite with large closets and a skylit bath. The result transformed an unused, cave-like attic space into a beautiful light-filled sanctuary that feels like living in the clouds..