The Lion House

Well preserved, restored and adapted for 21st-century lifestyles, The Lion House, as it has been known, is a Como neighborhood treasure. Originally built in 1914, by Real Estate Developer, State Legislator, and Lt Governor Thomas Frankson, the home was an impressive mansion in its day. Designed by Bungalow Construction Company’s architect, C.L. French, the $17,000 home was the first house built on the recently platted, 120 acres of farmland that became Frankson’s Como Park Addition. Massive stone lions, standing guard at the front walk have given the house its name, The Lion House.

A six month to a year stay in sober living can be an integral and life changing decision in recovery. Taking the time after in-patient treatment to immerse yourself in the sober community and live with other women embracing recovery has many benefits for all members of the family. Having people to share a meal with, attend a meeting, or simply watch a movie at night that really get what the challenges are can be a vital component to a transition to a new life. Having a beautiful and safe home to live in gives pride in recovery and confidence to family members that their loved one has the support needed to re-build relationships and thrive. The Lion House keeps all of this in mind while providing a beautiful and safe setting in the heart of one of the best sober communities in the United States. St Paul is known for recovery support with a large AA community, many meeting and IOP programs as well as job opportunities and fun activities to help build a new and better way to live.


  • 8 Bedrooms/8 Baths
  • 14 Residents
  • Non-Resident Director (Tara H.) and Two Resident Senior Peers
  • Two Washers and Dryers
  • Great location
  • Off-street parking
  • MASH Membership