Room of the Month - Linner Road Living Room

Our Fall 2018 Parade of Homes Model home was a showstopper. We’re so excited to share a closer look into one of our favorite spaces of the home - the Living Room!

Built Ins
The built in floating cabinetry brings function and style. With soft close drawers & doors, wood top, and large hardware - this space is perfect for storing movies, blankets and more - while still creating a contemporary feel. These cabinets are a stained Rift Oak, and if we do say so ourselves, are gorgeous.

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Hardwood Floors
The wood floors are a site-finish hardwood floor. They’re 5” wide and 3/4” thick White Oak with a custom stain. The stain is a warm grey/brown that ties in the neutral pallet of this home perfectly. Site finish hardwood floors are great because over time, if they scratch, you can get them refinished!

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Fireplace
This fireplace is truly the centerpiece of this room. With stone going up to the ceiling, a raised limestone hearth, and cozy open flame gas fireplace unit. This is the perfect spot to cozy up next to in the cold winter months. The custom made wrapped mantel adds a contemporary finish to a more traditional fireplace to tie the entire space together.

 
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Folding Door
This home sits on a large flat lot, that was perfect for a pool! With that pool, the homeowners decided they wanted to expand their entertaining space - so they could bring the outdoors in. The Centor folding door was the perfect fit to make this dream a reality! The large 4 panes of glass include a swing door, and can bi-fold on-top of one another to create an open wall! This door also features a window-covering system for privacy, as well as a complete screen that will cover the entire opening.

What is your favorite part of this space?

Room of the Month - Glen Road Kitchen

Modern farmhouse style with an art deco twist! This spacious Kitchen offers plenty of light, a large island, and beautiful wainscoting on the walls. 

The Center Island
A large center island is the perfect place to enjoy appetizers & drinks with friends, or serve the kiddos a quick dinner. It's blue-gray color adds a "pop" without being too startling. Brass hardware is featured on the doors & drawers - did we mention that we love the storage along the backside of the island?! Large glass pendants give an industrial feel as they compliment the brass kitchen faucet. The farmhouse sink is tucked nicely under a stunning marble countertop, and is large enough for pots and pans!

The Perimeter
A large Jenn-Air stove is the centerpiece of this kitchen perimeter. Whether you're a 5-star chef, or a home cook - this kitchen has all the amenities needed to make your masterpiece. The custom vented hood is large and makes a statement, while the white subway tile blends in to it's surroundings - letting other features in the kitchen pop! Cabinets to the ceiling offer plenty of storage as well as the pantry to the right of the fridge.

Casual Dining
Comfortable, chic, art deco - 3 "words" we'd use to describe this space. Wainscoted walls add elegance, while the large rustic table brings comfort. The cove ceiling with crown molding creates a separate space for this casual dining area from the rest of the kitchen. 3 large black Andersen windows offer lots of light and really bring the outdoors in. 

What is your favorite part of this space?

Fall Parade of Homes Model - #195

It’s that time of year again and we are so excited to share our Model Home with you!

This completely custom home is located on a beautiful .7 acre lot in our newest development, Linner Road Estates - just minutes from downtown Wayzata, and less than 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. This contemporary design has high-end finishes and designer details around every corner. Centor folding patio door, custom-designed study, floating stairs and luxurious kitchen are just a few of the highlights.

The Parade of Homes runs through Sunday, September 30th, and the hours are Thursdays - Sundays from 12-6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Room of the Month - Yellowstone Rec Room

This Lower Level Rec/Family Room is perfect for entertaining! It features a ping pong table, stone fireplace, reclaimed barn wood, barn doors, bar, and more! 

Family Room
Cozy on up to the fireplace to enjoy your favorite movie or sporting event! This fireplace features stone to the ceiling & a reclaimed barnwood mantle. Custom built ins frame the fireplace & offer plenty of storage! 

Game Table Area
Whether you're super competitive or just want to play a good 'ole friendly game -this spot is perfect for you! The barn doors on the wall help bring the rustic touch to this area of the large space. 

Bar
This Wet Bar is the perfect place to belly up to enjoy a cold brew! It has walkout access to the patio, which makes it perfect for entertaining - inside or out! It features a stone mosaic backsplash, granite countertops, and pendant lighting - to give you that "real" bar feel! It opens up to the rest of the Rec Room, making entertaining a breeze! 

What is your favorite part of this Lower Level Rec/Family Room?

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

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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!

Island
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?