Dayton’s Bluff

700 E. Third St.

Built 1883
Stephen Garetz
Bought in 1990 for $1, this house has undergone a complete renovation, including removal of cement asbestos siding to reveal original wood siding. The front porch was restored. The home has been held up as an example as, in the intervening years, others have taken on projects in the neighborhood. The old kitchen was replaced with a modern kitchen and breakfast nook with a great view to the west. A master bathroom was added, and the roof replaced. Look for the special interior paint treatments, and a five-color palette to highlight the elaborate intricacies of the home’s exterior by colorist Luis Vinholi, winner of a St. Paul Heritage Preservation Award.