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Payne-Phalen

870 Jessamine Ave. E.

Built 1950s
Christopher Splinter
This typical 1950s 1.5-story bungalow has been completely renovated including creating an updated, spacious living area while also solving the kitchen’s “too-many-doors” and unworkable layout. The staircase was opened to the upper level, along with redesigning the side entry, which increased the functionality of the kitchen counters and wall space. With wrought iron railings framing the open stairway, custom birch cabinets, and granite kitchen countertops, the main living area is aesthetically pleasing. Exposed chimney brick on two levels adds an urban flair to the midcentury home. Extensive repair and replacement of systems, which had been neglected for many years, also included corrective action on landscape grading. It is now a jewel of Saint Paul’s East Side, through and through; come see!