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WHODOESN'TLOVEBEGINNINGTHEIRHOMETOURBYSTROLLINGTHROUGHABEAUTIFULIRONGATE?Steppingintothishomefeelsliketakingastepintoahistorybook.PerchedononeofthemostdesirableresidentialstreetsinSt.Paul,thishistoricproperty,knownasLongfellowManor,hasundergoneanextensiverenova-tionbyJohnKraemer&Sonswhilemain-tainingthecharmofitsbygoneera.Architecturallyre-designedbyCharlieSimmonsofCharlie&Co.Design,itcombinestraditionaldetailingandcrafts-manshipwithstate-of-the-arttechnology.BuiltforthegranddaughterofAmericanpoetHenryWadsworthLongfellowandcompletedin1934,thisclassicexampleofFederalStylearchitecturefeatureselaboratedetailingthatwasborrowedfromhergrand-father'shomeinCambridge,Massachusetts,knownasCragieManor.Thesedetailedfeaturesfromtheoriginalconstructionwerenotlostorredesigned,butincorporatedintothenewarchitecture.Fromtherefreshedentryway,youreyesaredrawntotheoriginalgrandstaircase.ThisstaircasewasthefirststeelstructuredstairusedinaresidentialapplicationinMinnesota,henceitssurfacewasrefinishedwhileretainingallitsoriginalappeal.Theupdateddiningroomandcompletelyrenovatedkitchen,backentryandmudroomarejustaroundthecornerfromtheentryway.Thecenterpieceofthenewkitchenisthecustomstonehood-range.Continueontoseetheintricatelyremod-eledbathroomsandsecretwineroom.Theprojectwastastefullytiedtogetherwithinte-riordesignworkbySandyLaMendola,ofTwistInteriorDesign.Althoughthescopeoftherenovationisvast,keepingthehistoricelementsoftheestateintactwascentraltoCharlie&Co.andJohnKraemer&Sons.BesuretostopbyandsupporttheBuildersOutreachFoun-dationbytouringthishistoricallysignificanthomeremodel.HISTORYWITHATWISTDreamRemodelBeverlyRd.N.MississippiRiverBlvd.PelhamBlvd.94I-94toVandalia/CretinAve.Exit#237;southtoBeverlyRoad;leftonPelhamBlvd.;rightonN.MississippiRiverBlvd.tohomeontheright.JOHNKRAEMER&SONS,INC.470N.MississippiRiverBlvd.,St.Paul$5Tax-deductibleDonation$5tax-deductibleadmissionwillhelptheBuildersOutreachFoundationcontinuetheirworkhelpingdeservingfamiliesattaintheirdreamofhomeownership.R61www.paradeofhomes.orgParadeofHomesRemodelersShowcaseSM|15Bathroom, Kitchen,Main Level, MudRoom/Laundry,Owners' Suite, Upper-Level Remodel

October 1-3, 2010 Friday 12-8pm, Saturday - Sunday 12-6pmUPDATING THIS CHARMING 1930'sTUDOR-STYLE EDINA HOME was anexciting endeavor for Stonewood Renovation,Inc. They worked closely with the owners topreserve the original character of the structure,while fulfilling the family's wishes to make allliving space more energy-efficient and functionalto compliment their active lifestyle. The entirehome received refinement in some way, includ-ing the heart of this home, the kitchen.Enlarged and newly designed, the kitchenfeatures custom-built mahogany cabinetry,Carrerra marble countertops and quality appli-ances such as a wine refrigerator and icemachine perfect for entertaining. Other practi-cal additions made on the main floor include akid-friendly mud room with built-in lockers,brick paver-style floors, half-bath and enlargedfamily room featuring the original fireplace andwainscot paneling.Upstairs, the upgrades continue. All threeoriginal bedrooms, including the owners' suite,have been redesigned while preserving theintegrity of the home. Carefully thought outdetails grace the home such as wainscotingwith v-groove walls, marble floors and coun-tertops in the bathrooms, walk-inshowers and ornate free-standingtub. Incorporating modern con-veniences such as in-floor heat in all bath-rooms and the second-story laundry room wasan easy choice. Everything blended togethernaturally, including the fourth bedroom addi-tion with an extended living and play area.This room contains a custom-designed walk-incloset, a private bath and oak hardwood floors.Moving down to the lower level, this areahas been completely redesigned to meet theowners' specifications. The new spaces includea remodeled family room, mechanical room,second laundry area with lockers and addition-al storage, and a new sport court and garage.Many electrical, plumbing and energy-efficientaspects have been added to make sure thehome runs smoothly, efficiently and moregreen. Outside, a new faux-slate roof, coppergutters and landscaping provide the finishingtouches to the whole-home remodel and his-torical addition. Many years of family fun,comfort and effi-ciency guaranteed!All this for a $5donation to theBuilders OutreachFoundation.PERFECTBALANCEOFTRADITIONALWITHMODERNCOMFORTSDreamRemodelW. 50th StreetCountryClub Rd.WooddaleAve.Edina Blvd.100Hwy. 100 to 50th Street exit; east to WooddaleAve.; left to Country Club Road; left to Edina Blvd.;right one-and-one-half blocks to home.STONEWOODRENOVATION, INC.4511 Edina Blvd., Edina$5 Tax-deductible Donation|Parade of Homes Remodelers ShowcaseSMwww.16paradeofhomes.org$5tax-deductibleadmission will help theBuilders OutreachFoundation continuetheir work helpingdeserving families attaintheir dream ofhomeownership.R13Whole-House Remodel