Return clients seek Otogawa-Anschel's design for their new Queen Anne in the Dayton's Bluff area of St Paul.

There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than a finished space that is both beautiful and functional:  Add to that a happy homeowner and it is hard to top.  The exception is when past clients become return clients such as the case with Eric and Daniella. In fact, they loved the bathroom at their old house so much, they were reluctant to leave. In the end, they moved forward and chose to hire Michael to design all three bathrooms (and a bar area) in the new house.

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Eric and Daniela’s new home, an 1885 Queen Anne Victorian

The master bath is a masterpiece with elaborate tile design, a japanesse soaking tub, and a separate walk in shower space all contained within this victorian’s confines of minimal square footage.

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Master Bath arial shot. Japanese soaking tub on the bottom right, shower upper left, innovative tile design throughout.

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View of soaking tub with tile behind and wooden stairs.

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The kid’s bathroom boast a playful array of  sparkly irredesent tile swirling around the painted claw foot tub.

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Painted claw foot tub surrounded by shiny dancing mosaics.

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The joyful movement continues as this vanity top dances from the sink area to create a soft ledge along the window panes.

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Kid’s bathroom sink

The third floor studio space is peaceful and modern.  The bathroom reflects OA’s organic and natural style with it’s flowing stone-work and avant-garde tile design.

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Third floor bathroom, arial shot.

In addition to the three bathrooms, Michael also designed a companion piece to complement a victorian era bar-back the homeowners purchased from a local salvage company.  The bar room (not pictured)(yes it’s an entire room) situated adjacent to the kitchen is not to be missed (photo on the Home Tour website).  See all three bathrooms and the bar on the Minneapolis St Paul Home Tour coming up April 25-26.  761 E. 3rd St. St Paul, Minnesota.

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