Room of the Month - Fox Street Owner's Suite

Picture your dream Owner's Suite...Would it have a large shower, soaking tub, heated floors, and plenty of storage? We thought so. The Owner's Suite at our Fox Street Model is truly a dream come true! 

You walk into the Owner's Suite through double doors. To the left is the bedroom, to the right is the private bathroom. The bedroom is spacious and the large windows offer great light! The cozy sitting area features built-in book cases & recessed can lighting. Who wouldn't want to curl up and read a book here?

This Owner's Suite Bathroom is a showstopper! Marble floors & countertops add an elegant feel to this luxurious bathroom. This room is bright & airy while offering all the amenities you need to start or end your day. Enameled white cabinetry features practical storage as well as display shelves. Chrome fixtures add a little "bling" to an already stunning bathroom. Let the heated floor warm your toes as you hop into the freestanding soaking tub. 

The closet is spacious, yet practical. Plenty of room for hanging as well as drawers and shoe shelves! The best part of this closet is that it has a pocket door leading to the laundry room. Talk about convenience! 


What is your favorite part of this beautiful Owner's Suite?

Screen Porch Decorating Tips

A screened in porch is a hot commodity in Minnesota! Where are Winters are long, our Summers are short, and our Spring & Fall are a melting pot of weather. Our summers in Minnesota are immensely enjoyed, and well deserved. Exterior entertaining spaces are a great way to add value to your home & make for a cozy additional living area. Here are some helpful tips on decorating these unique spaces!

Add Accessories - Planters, throw pillows, lamps, end tables, rugs, and flowers are all easy ways to add color and make your space more at home.

Weather Friendly Finishes - Make sure the furniture you put on your patio can hold up against the elements.

Make it Cozy - Using an area rug and throw pillows can really warm up your screen porch.

Add Lighting - Lamps or out door string lights will let you be able to enjoy your screen porch well into the evening hours. 

Mix & Match Planters - Using different planters for your flowers and plants will give it a complete look. 

What is your favorite thing about your screen porch?

Room of the Month - 59th Avenue Kitchen


Rustic Farmhouse meets Modern Day conveniences. This beautiful kitchen was so much fun to design with our clients. Now, we'd like to share more of the details of this comfortable yet stylish space with you!

This center island is perfect for a busy family or entertaining guests! It's soft blue/gray enamel brings a pop of color without being too overwhelming. The island was designed to have the stools tuck under, creating a seamless look. The end panels offer a cross detail - which we love. The warmth of the butcher block countertop makes the space feel comfortable & casual. This island houses the farmhouse sink, dishwasher, & microwave drawer. A farmhouse sink wouldn't be complete without a beautifully classic faucet. 

Perimeter Cabinets
These cabinets provide function & style! Shaker style cabinetry frames a beautiful custom wood hood. A large slide in range is made for a gourmet chef! Lighted glass upper cabinets offer a space for displaying decor & bring a touch a elegance to a casual space. Hiding in the perimeter cabinetry is a secret entryway - you heard me right! Open the pantry doors to reveal an oversized walk-in pantry!  

Beverage Station
The perfect place to hydrate or grab a snack! This beverage station features a custom-paneled beverage fridge, floating wood shelves, and beautiful subway tile to the ceiling! We love the contrast of the floating wood shelves against the white cabinets. These shelves also help to tie in the butcher block island countertop perfectly!

This kitchen truly just makes us feel at home. It is so inviting, warm, & comfortable! What is your favorite part of this room? 

Add a Little Spring to Your Home

Spring is in the air and if you are looking for a few ways to add a little spring to your household, here are a few ideas with flowers and greenery.

One of the easiest ways to brighten up a room for spring, is to add flowers! If you choose real flowers you will also get to enjoy the smell of spring. Flowers are easy accents pieces to put on almost any surface in a room. If the room could use more color, then go with a colorful variety of flowers. In a more colorful room you could use neutral tones, like white or one solid color flower.

 A colorful centerpiece in the middle of a large space can really brighten up the whole area.

A colorful centerpiece in the middle of a large space can really brighten up the whole area.

 White floral arrangements go well with a soft colored room.

White floral arrangements go well with a soft colored room.

 A simple center piece on the dining room table, along with accent flowers in the corner of the room.

A simple center piece on the dining room table, along with accent flowers in the corner of the room.

 Different areas on the countertops

Different areas on the countertops

 The white arrangement of flowers go well with the blue accent pieces in this dining room.

The white arrangement of flowers go well with the blue accent pieces in this dining room.

Greenery and flowers often go very well together, especially in larger spaces. Greenery is one of my favorite ways to add a little more life to a room. Adding greenery to your home can be made simple and you do not need to worry about matching patterns or colors. Here are a few ideas for placement of greenery that are all different shapes and sizes.



 Wall & corner shelves

Wall & corner shelves

 Console & side tables

Console & side tables


Where are your favorite areas to display flowers or greenery in your home?


New Edina Lot - Available for a Custom Build!

We've just purchased a beautiful .65 acre, 300' deep, wooded lot in Edina that we are excited to offer to you for a Custom Build!

We wanted to share a few photos of the lot available - just picture your dream home in this setting!

Interested in learning more about this lot, or about building with Zehnder Homes? Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you about how we can make your dreams a reality.


Contact us today for your private walkthrough of the lot!
Zehnder Homes, Inc.
(763) 204-8114

2018 Spring Preview Model

Introducing our beautiful Fox Street Model - showcased in the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes, hosted by the Builder's Association of the Twins Cities.

Stately elegance in a pristine Orono setting on historic Fox Street! Our newest plan features all the upgrades you have come to expect: 10’ main level, Thermador appliances, screen porch, sport court and more. Mature trees on all sides creates a private setting, and the Luce Line trail is around the corner. Located in the award-winning Orono School District, this home does not disappoint.

We're pleased to share some images from this model with you. Some of our favorite features of this home are the 10 ft Main Level Ceilings, White Oak Hardwood Floors with a Matte Finish, Large Kitchen Island, Powder Bath Wallpaper, Owner's Suite, Lower Level Bar & Wine Room, & Sport Court - the 1.37 acre lot isn't bad either!

For more information on this beautiful home, check out our website!

We look forward to seeing you at our next Model Home during the Fall 2018 Parade of Homes!