(Knowing When to) Open it Up

What do you with a space, like the one pictured above, that feels claustrophobic and cut off from the rest of the home?

Open it up.

So, what was once a seldom-used Den — technically, a legal Bedroom — is now annexed to the sweeping, new Living Room.

In place of the confining walls are handsome columns that double as structural support.

The makeover was part of a top-to-bottom, 5 month transformation at 2820 Huntington, in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood (see, “What’s Selling . . . Fern Hill“).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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