Drum roll please …. the Spring Artisan Dream Homes are so impressive they will knock your socks off … or your Parade of Homes booties, if that’s your footwear of choice.
Four of the best homes on the Spring tour were hand selected by our BATC Foundation to become this Spring’s Artisan Dream Homes. These are the homes you will literally be dreaming of for years to come.
The cost to tour is $5 (tax-deductible) and all proceeds benefit the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Parade of Homes and Builders Association of the Twin Cities. Our foundation’s mission is to work in partnership with others to revitalize communities and create safe, quality, affordable housing for families in need. For more information on the kind of work the BATC Foundation provides, click here.
So, without further ado, we’re pleased to present the highly impressive 2016 Spring Artisan Dream Homes:
HOME 249 • KROISS DEVELOPMENT, INC. • MINNEAPOLIS
When building in this historic Minneapolis neighborhood, Kroiss Development relied on sensitivity to design and scale to make sure the Tudor influenced home fit in perfectly. The home boasts five bedrooms, four baths and a tuck-under garage on a wooded lot.
The home also earned a well-deserved applause from the Lowery Hill community and city of Minneapolis for successfully creating a home that truly reflects the aesthetics of its eclectic neighborhood, circle early 1900s.
Features include: an articulated exterior sculpted with intention; a mix of traditional and contemporary design; white enamel millwork and dark walnut stained cabinetry; hand-built distressed metal range hood and unique staircase with custom spindles.
HOME 257 • TC HOMEBUILDERS, INC. • EDINA
TC Homebuilders created the perfect private haven complete with five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a gorgeous lot in the coveted morningside neighborhood of Edina. The exterior’s copper roof and custom stamped and colored driveway are truly unique; made from the highest quality of materials to ensure durability.
The designer, gourmet kitchen cooks as well as it looks, while gorgeous custom cabinetry and unique crystal accents add even more beauty to the home.
Other features include: black walnut floors; handcrafted newel posts on the grand staircase; lower-level entertaining zone with heated flooring; and airy four-season porch.
HOME 253 • SUSTAINABLE NINE DESIGN + BUILD • EDINA
Sustainable Nine Design + Build’s dream home is an impressive energy efficient, modern residence. Sleek and cool, this five bedroom, five bath home has exquisite details – like an extraordinary two-story glass bridge that connects both wings of the house.
You’ll also enjoy a private treetop balcony and green roof and you’ll be in awe of the whole-house smart phone controls and efficiencies.
Other notable features include: a wooded lot hugged by Minnehaha Creek; panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows; unique deck that gives the allusion that you are floating mid-air; modern floating staircase with open risers and cable rails; bedrooms with private elevated loft spaces; and a two-story glass bridge complete with its own fire pole.
HOME 347 • NIH HOMES, LLC • ORONO
This Hamptons-style home by NIH Homes, Inc. is nestled into nearly three acres of the best Orono landscape and features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, plus a four-car garage. The highly detailed exterior with gables, corbels and stonework sets the tone as you pass by, and the soft gray and taupe interior – with pops of color, pattern and texture – will keep you on your toes once inside.
This dream home has it all: high coffered ceilings; chef-inspired kitchen with separate prep sink and beverage center; opulent owners’ suite; lower-level wine cellar; glamorous bar area with custom wood ceiling; and indoor sport court and exercise room.
If you like touring the Parade of Homes Artisan Dream Homes, you’ll LOVE our high-end custom home tour in June, The Artisan Home Tour.
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