100-year-old Minnesota home gets a makeover with warm vintage details

transitional hallway with a built-in bookcase

MA Peterson Designbuild together with Brown Cow Design has beautifully renovated this 100-year-old home located in Tangletown, a neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was significant to the homeowners that the remodel didn’t feel “brand new” but instead relished in its historic charm while bringing forth a modern layout.

From daytime warmth to nighttime sophistication, this dwelling features exquisitely restored barnwood flooring, handcrafted kitchen tiles, a no-mortar fireplace encompassing the wall, and so much more. Take the tour of the rest of this gorgeous home renovation project below…

transitional living room with a fireplace

An open main layout, updated mechanics, and an expanded garage modernize this home for today’s needs while fitting the homeowners’ historic, eclectic style and authenticity. The remodel features multiple areas for seamless entertaining, from daytime warmth to nighttime sophistication.

transitional living room with a fireplace

Above: This inviting living room features soft textures, geometric patterns, a mix of materials, and cozy layers. Adding visual interest, a striking accent wall made of black Wisconsin-mined stone veneer brings warmth into the room. Crowning the fireplace is ledge stone, complementing the European-inspired aesthetic of the residence. The overhead Dressage Round Chandelier designed by Suzanne Kasler was sourced from Visual Comfort & Co.

transitional hallway with an arched opening

Above: The entryway’s archways, bookcase, and hidden coat closets contribute to the charm and character of this home.

transitional dining room with a fireplace

Above: The flooring features beautiful 14-inch-wide reclaimed wood floorboards sourced from Manomin Resawn Timbers. The wood is salvaged from 19th-century barns and lends a lived-in feeling.

transitional dining room with a fireplace

Above: In the dining room, the 140-year-old antique mantel with a carved dog head atop the fireplace was sourced from Architectural Antiques.

transitional sunroom with a built-in window seat

Above: The dual-sided fireplace is shared with the sunroom, a cozy space where the homeowners like to begin their day with a cup of coffee and good conversation. The space is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray HC-160, which has blue undertones.

transitional sunroom with a built-in window seat

Above: For the built-in window bench, there is a 12-inch base with a 6-inch cushion — making it ultra-comfortable and inviting. The typical measurement for a window bench is a 15-inch base with a 3-inch cushion.

transitional hallway with an arched opening

What We Love: This 100-year-old home features thoughtful attention to detail throughout, from the material selections to the vintage finds. There are so many memorable details in this home, from the gorgeous kitchen with its green zellige backsplash tile to the dining room with its vintage mantel and the living room with the textural stone accent wall. The sunroom is also a wonderful space, idyllic for the wintertime blues to have a light-filled space to relax and enjoy good conversation.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on this home renovation project? Please let us know in the Comments, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other impressive home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Minnesota: Peek inside this charming and timeless shingle style house in Minnesota and Step inside this absolutely breathtaking lake house on Tanager Bay.

transitional island kitchen with green tiles and wood countertops

Above: In this European-inspired kitchen, the perimeter countertops are a beautiful oak butcher block. The designer selected a gorgeous handcrafted zellige tile backsplash in a rich green hue. For the island, the zinc countertop is framed with wooden edges.

transitional kitchen with green tiles and wood countertops

Above: The kitchen faucet is from the House of Rohl. The concrete quartz material that is used for the countertop in the laundry room was repeated behind the faucet. This is to ensure that water does not get on the wood countertop.

transitional kitchen with green tiles and wood countertops

Above: Aged brass Schluter frames the windows in the kitchen.

transitional laundry room

transitional powder room

Above: The powder bath features a William Morris wallcovering, an antique mirror, and a delicate penny tile pattern flooring.

transitional guest bedroom with red painted walls

transitional guest bedroom with butterfly wallpaper

Above: On the lower level of this 100-year-old home, a guest bathroom features a whimsical butterfly wallcovering.

transitional powder room

PHOTOGRAPHER Alyssa Lee Photography

historic home floor plan before the renovation

historic home floor plan after the renovation

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24 days ago

Well done. Beautifully done. Warm and logical. I like the addition of the floor plan and drawings with furniture. Helps with the visualization of the flow which is often overlooked.