Fall 2012 Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes (New Homes)
September 8-30

Remodelers Showcase
September 28-30

Homes open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6pm

There are very few new homes on the Parade this year compared with other years. There are far more remodels. This is not surprising given the real estate marketplace of late.

We’re featuring these two St. Paul remodels because we recently had clients close on their new home in St. Paul and they plan to do some remodeling. They are seeking to make the new space blend and match the original period of the house. This is always a good way to approach a remodel and addition; big differences in the feel of spaces will hurt sellers when it comes time to sell.

839 Osceola Avenue, St. Paul

Here is a description of this project from the Parade of Homes website: “This kitchen and bath remodel in a historically significant house in Saint Paul’s Summit Hill neighborhood illustrates how to remodel the heart of a house without losing its soul. Next Level Renovation, with designer David Heide, replaced the 1980’s kitchen in this 1890 residence with a space that features period sensibilities and the latest amenities. The original house was designed by Cass Gilbert, the turn-of-the-twentieth-century architect, notable for his classic homes and other buildings, including the State Capitol in Saint Paul.”

683 Portland Avenue, St. Paul

From the description on the Parade of Homes website: “Come and see how the convenience of a modern kitchen blends seamlessly with a stately home in the historic Summit Avenue neighborhood of St. Paul. The three-story addition also provides an art studio, main-floor laundry/mud room, and a cozy wine cellar with tasting room. In collaboration with architect David Herreid, McDonald Remodeling proves again that you can have it all: character, style, and convenience in your existing home!”

Contact us for more information if you are considering a remodel or an addition and would like to discuss keeping your home and design as salable as possible. Visiting the Remodelers Showcase homes is a good way to meet remodelers and see their work in person.


Kate and Ellen Walsh
Coldwell Banker Burnet




2010 Parade of Homes Dream Home

4602 Bruce Avenue
Edina MN

It’s the last two days of the Parade of Homes.
See this Parade Dream Home Oct 2-3.

This new home was built by Refined. What is particularly nice about this home is the well-designed floor plan, the spacious but not over-sized rooms, and the highly attractive detailing and finishes. It’s a very inviting and comfortable home.

Interior window wall adds a distinctive touch.

Refined builds new homes in established neighborhoods and seamlessly blends the new home with the existing surrounding architecture. The partners in the company  have worked in the luxury custom home industry. The exquisite quality of design and materials shows throughout this home. Click on the photos below to see them larger.

Formal Dining Room

Fireplace in Living Room

Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Lower Level Entertaining Areas
Bar in Lower Level

Classic Design that Fits into Neighborhood

Refined LLC’s website

Parade of Homes Website