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Hoyt House, 1913
Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie
300 Hill Street, Red Wing

The E.S. Hoyt House is one of Purcell and Elmslie's most elaborate progressive designs, owing to a larger budget that allowed for an extensive decorative scheme. The result is as spectacular as either the Edna S. Purcell House (now the Purcell-Cutts House) or the Powers House, both in Minneapolis. The horizontal plan is more pronounced than that of either Minneapolis house, and is accentuated by the bands of art-glass windows on both levels and the dramatic cantilevered second story. Along the front of the house are an enclosed porch, a living room, and a dining room; at the back are the kitchen, a library, and a service area. A spectacular glass mosaic mural over the fireplace depicts a night scene with moon and clouds. Purcell and Elmslie's unified design for the house even extended to the service areas: the breezeway to the garage, built in 1915, incorporates organic sawed-wood grilles that are visible from the street. next stop >

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