A walnut-paneled library once graced the Morton Estate in Carol Stream, Ill. But by 2005, the Gregorian Mansion had fallen into disrepair.
That’s when Architectural Antiques swooped in, disassembling and salvaging the entire room—paneling, doors, the mantel piece and the fireplace—only to recreate it inside their Minneapolis storefront.
“We’re the Ikea of architectural salvage,” said Scott Anderson, the owner and purveyor of Architectural Antiques. “We meticulously remove items with the intent to recreate them.”
“It’s hard to visualize how someone might take a 20-foot square room and put it in their house,” Anderson said. “The best way you do that is by taking the item and actually setting it up.”
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“We meticulously remove items with the intent to recreate them. We actually set the piece up so you can visualize that piece in your space.”Scott Anderson
See just a few of the spaces Architectural Antiques helped envision and outfit:
Restaurant owners Curt Catallo and Ann Stevenson incorporated a great sense of style into their most recent restaurant, Vinsetta Garage, Donovan said. They transformed an old building in Clarkston, Mich., into a funky eating establishment where the décor spans decades. Here’s what they finished the space with: oak school library tables and stools Architectural Antiques found in Ely, Minn.; a mammoth white enameled cooler; a collection of Art Deco light fixtures from the 1930s and the 1960s; and industrial factory lights.
Architectural Antiques has been instrumental in helping to locate the decor pieces that truly define a room, from light fixtures to the perfect chair.
Twin Cities Restaurants and Retail Spaces
Those unique touches at your favorite restaurants might just have been salvaged by Architectural Antiques. They’ve worked on a variety of restaurants and retail hot spots throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul.