Celebrating 36 Years


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Wine Spectator Magazine

January 11, 2018

Drinkers Wanted
A St. Paul collector strikes a balance between refined design and grab ‘n’ go wine service

“I wanted wine around me that I like and can enjoy with other people without getting too into the library, antiquarian aspect of wine collecting,” says Tom Votel, of Sunfish Lake, Minn. “Our cellar was made intentionally small and practical. It was designed as a drinking cellar.”

On that count, the space succeeds with aplomb. The open design trades clinical glass panels and vaultlike aesthetics for an accessible, welcoming appearance, enabling an easy flow from serving station to sitting area to patios. Climate-controlled cabinets and an ingenious air-vent system moderate temperatures across the room, keeping Chardonnays racked on the left cooler than Cabernets on the right.

TreHus, the Minneapolis-based architects the Votels contracted, had constructed several traditional home wine cellars, but never anything like Votel’s horseshoe-shaped storage-and-serving hybrid facing out on a room for family gatherings and social events. “They were up for the challenge,” Votel says of TreHus. “It ended up being beautiful.”

Link: http://www.winespectator.com/magazine/show/id/55572


2017 Best of Powderhorn

October 25, 2017

The community voted, and we won Best Home Improvement Award, 2017 Best of Powderhorn! The Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association partnered and WomenVentures, actively and creatively promotes local businesses.

Check out the rest of the winners on the Powderhorn Business Program!


Artwork by Cori Lin


B.L.E.N.D Awards

October 9, 2017

We are excited to announce that TreHus has been awarded a B.L.E.N.D Award for the ninth time! Big thanks to everyone who worked on the project, job well done.




B.L.E.N.D Awards

Exterior Addition


Check out the entire project HERE!

Wild Rumpus was named ‘Bookstore of the Year’ for 2017!

April 19, 2017

Nearly 25 years ago, TreHus was honored to build this unique book store that has become one of the best in the nation. A favorite destination amongst the community, Wild Rumpus was named ‘Bookstore of the Year’ for 2017 by Publishers Weekly! Congratulations Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers! Follow the link to learn more.