David Heide

Design Studio

Kitchen peninsula with bar stools and pendant lights with milky white conical glass shades

Summit Avenue Prairie School

This Prairie School-style house originally had a small, isolated kitchen from an era when such spaces were not meant to be seen. The client desired a larger, more visible, and contemporary kitchen to accommodate their modern lifestyle and growing family.

A historically-sensitive addition to the back of the house allowed the locations of the dining and family rooms to be switched. Because the house is located within a National Register of Historic Places District, all exterior work had to meet strict guidelines.

The open plan of the kitchen provides a dynamic connection with the other first floor spaces. The historic language of the existing house inspired the scale, size and proportions of the addition, as well as the character of the finishes. Cabinets, lighting, tiles and other fixtures were designed for the project and custom-crafted.

Kitchen chef-quality, stainless steel stove with a potfiller
Kitchen natural wood cabnetry, gray-green tile backsplash, and gray-green mottled stone counters
Kitchen white farmhouse sink under a window
Kitchen pantry cabinets closed
Dining room natural wood buffet with glass upper cabinets showing through to the kitchen


Saint Paul, MN


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