David Heide

Design Studio

The houses light wood floors contrast with the darker wood paneling and woodwork in this entrance hall. The cut out stair rail and the curved landing over the front door add elegance to the space.

Summit Hill Residence

This beautiful home, built in 1911, was designed in the Bungalow/Tudor Villa style by Clarence H. Johnston, Sr., one of Minnesota’s most significant architects. The evolution of the structure shows the imprint of successive owners. The home’s current owners had undertaken an ongoing, thorough, thoughtful, and respectful renovation. We worked with the family to update the interiors of the first floor and stair hall.

The original dining room had been converted to a family room, a sunroom at the rear of the house became the dining room, and a butler’s pantry—walls removed—became a breakfast area connecting the kitchen and family room.

A fresh, cohesive look with contemporary furnishings was developed which creates a bridge between the home’s historic character and the owners’ significant collection of modern art.

The living room has a seating area, as well as a table and chairs. Its beamed ceiling, painted a glossy bright white, reflects light from the wall of windows with a glass-paned door.
The family room's white painted wood work and panelling, flat ceiling, and stronger wall colors create a more informal air in the family and dining rooms.
There's another fireplace in the dining room.


Saint Paul, MN


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