You can tour home #R49 by Sunrise Design and Construction, LLC during the Remodelers Showcase: September 30–October 2, 2016.
Our Fall Remodelers Showcase cover family traded the suburbs of Edina for the relaxing shoreline of Big Carnelian in Stillwater. Sunrise Design and Construction, LLC helped make their dream home into a reality by creating a gorgeous lakefront property where Steve and Brenda could enjoy their newfound empty-nester status and host “cabin” time with friends and family.
The home they purchased was a 1960s rambler on an incredible lot not far from Stillwater. The major selling point, however, was the incredible views of Big Carnelian Lake.
“The house needed a little updating, and some personal touches,” Brenda explained. “but we loved the lake and the lot.”
The couple wanted to select a contractor “who was immersed in the community–had been around a long time, and lived nearby,” Steve explained, “so we interviewed two contractors and we picked Dan Jozefow of Sunrise Design and Construction, LLC as his honesty and knowledge won us over right away.”
Like many old homes, Steve and Brenda encountered a lot of bumps in the pathway that they didn’t count on. “With every fork in the road, our remodeler, with the help of our designer Suzanne Van Horne from Smart Interiors, was able to take each left turn and offer exciting options and variations,” explained Brenda.
Keeping the shell of the home intact, Sunrise Design and Construction opened up the floor plan and reworked the structure of the home to best fit the family’s needs. Handsome dark-stained wood offers a gorgeous alternative to the white on white kitchens that have been so popular in recent years. In addition to this, large windows were designed with the contemporary craftsman style home so that Steve and Brenda could enjoy an abundance of lake views.
Sunrise Design made Steve and Brenda’s vision come to life by transforming the little cabin on the lake to this family’s dream home. “It is now the place where we can continue to create lifelong family memories and look forward to enjoying our empty-nest years.”