April Home Tour in the Twin Cities

Environmentally-Friendly Victorian Home to Be Showcased At Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour

At 95 Mackubin Street, in the Ramsey Hill neighborhood of St. Paul, one historic Victorian house is receiving an earth-friendly modernization. Green remodeling expert Building Arts will showcase the project at this April’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour.

A pilot project for Minnesota GreenStar Certified Green Homes and Remodeling, this home features geothermal heating and cooling, recycled flooring, Marvin Low E windows, energy-saving appliances, closed-cell foam insulation, and other innovative, earth-conscious elements. The floor plan has also been updated for contemporary living, with abundant natural light and an open plan for ventilation.

From concept through construction, Building Arts dedicates itself to creating spaces that reflect their owners and honor the environment. A local, full service residential remodeling company, Building Arts has always operated with a focus on sustainable construction.

Harvey Sherman, owner of Building Arts, has worked in the design and building industry for over 25 years as an architect, teacher, and residential remodeling contractor. Sherman takes his work and his dedication to the environment seriously. On this project, Sherman says the intent is “to bring the home up to date with current green thinking.”

Last year, more than 5,300 people visited the Home Tour, and success is expected again this year at this free, self-guided event. The Tour runs on April 26th and 27th, from 10 to 5 on Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday. Learn more at http://www.msphometour.com/ and visit http://www.building-arts.net/ for contact information, project photos and more.

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