Crocus Hill Residence

This new 3,000 square foot Crocus Hill St. Paul home was designed to respect its 100-year-old neighbors while reflecting the owners’ desire for a quiet simplified traditional home with modern sensibilities. The house is a contemporary interpretation of a classic St. Paul house type with a front porch on simple and well-proportioned rectangular forms. Full of daylight, a restrained use of traditional millwork, and beautiful, functional spaces, the house expresses the values of both the owners and architects to create a simple, well-proportioned home which resonates with its historic context.

Project Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Project Type: New ConstructionKitchenLiving Room

Project Team: Ian A. McLellan, AIA, PartnerTodd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, Partner

Exterior Photography: Pete Sieger

Interior Photography: Adan Torres

Of Note

  • The re-platting of a former school site allowed the city to rebuild this St. Paul neighborhood’s pattern of street-facing lots with an alley at their backs.
  • Selected to be on the 2015 AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour.


  • Homes by Architects Tour | September 2015
  • RAVE Award - AIA Mpls/St.Paul | June 2006
  • Watermark Merit Award for Kitchen/Bath Design | April 2006
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune | October 2005
  • Star Tribune AIA Home of the Month Award | March 2005