Tucked away down a little side street off Edgecumbe Road is a bucolic niche carved right out of the heart of Saint Paul’s Highland Park area. While very close to all the wonderful things the city has to offer approaching this spot is like leaving it all behind. The house itself is unique and handsomely designed but not ostentatious the way well funded homes often feel the need to be. It nestles into the side of the hill like it grew there years ago. What’s growing right next to the house is a big part of what makes it so special. A full lot worth of Japanese style garden plays out in a myriad, tranquil shades of green. Backing up against a park allows the garden to take full advantage of the borrowed landscape.
The garage is a recent (2009) edition. It creates a little pocket garden and almost total privacy for the entry to the house. A feature that makes the fact that the owners have generously shared unobstructed views of their garden even more of a gift.