St Paul Historic Home 7

This weeks showcase Historic Home is 294 Summit Ave.

The original Italian villa home that was built in 1859 on this site was replaced by the current home in 1919. A beautiful representation of Georgian Revival, George F. Lindsay commissioned the home to built and was designed by Parker, Thomas, and Rice, a known Boston architectural firm.

Since its construction, the two ends of the home have been enclosed and an addition was added. Sitting on a half acre, this home boasts 10,000 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms and 9 baths. It was recently listed for sale in 2006 for $2,759,000 but was taken off the market after only 4 months. It has a beautiful back yard that overlooks the city.

There is some debate over the architectural definition of the house. Some call it Georgian Revival while others call it Colonial Revival. From the best I can tell, Georgian Revival is more correct. Georgian style includes symmetrical pedimented dormers, symmetrical placed chimneys, and a columned portico, just to name a few. Colonial Revival homes tend to have a touch of Victorian design present. Which ever you choose, though, this home is a true beauty on the avenue in St Paul, MN.

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