Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: Carl M. Hansen Companies

What, in your opinion, makes a house a luxury home? Maybe it’s an elegant home in an established neighborhood, complete with plenty of space for a growing family and a gorgeous outdoor kitchen for entertaining during the warm months. Or perhaps it’s a home in a planned development, with a rustic lower level bar, archery range, and wine cellar. Whatever your definition of luxury homes, you will find them during the 14th Annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour, presented by Midwest Home magazine.

This self-guided tour runs three weekends in June: June 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 and showcases the work of the area’s most sought-after custom builders. The tour is perfect for those who admires architecture and fine craftmanship, those with champagne wishes and caviar dreams, those who are looking for unique ideas to incorporate into their own home, and those interested in hiring a custom builder to create their very own dream home.

Every week through the end of the tour, we will feature one or more of the 14 luxury homes on this blog, so be sure to check back for the full lineup.

Home #1

5140 Kelsey Terrace, Edina, MN 55436

You can’t find views like this–of a pond out back and a wooded ridgeline beyond–in just any Edina neighborhood. At just under 4,000 square feet, this “sensibly–sized” high-end home, built on a hill by Carl M. Hansen Companies, can accommodate any family, whether you desire main-floor living or fill extra bedrooms with children or visiting family members, there is space for everyone!

Graceful rooflines, warm exterior tones and beautiful windows give a modern nod to the classic Tudor styled home. The European feel of the interior is complemented by peaceful pond views from the privacy of the deck and screened porch with fireplace.

With an open floor plan, there’s still plenty of space for entertaining, yet not so much space that it feels underutilized–or unnecessary.

The pièce de résistance of the home, best described as “casually elegant,” is the soaring, vaulted wood beams in the great room, providing a unique sense of architectural interest. The layout creates a welcoming ambiance with a natural flow from the rotunda entry through the great room with majestic stone fireplace, into the gourmet kitchen, dining room and screened-in porch with a fireplace, to the deck overlooking the scenic backyard.

A curved hickory staircase goes down to the lower level, including a media center, exercise room, two huge bedrooms, full bath, and ample closet space. The hallways are wider, the cabinets are extra roomy; everything is comfortably spaced out.

“You know when you’re in a Hansen house,” says president Carl M. Hansen. “You can feel the difference.” • 952-912-9895

The 14 homes are located throughout the metro area. Single-tickets can be purchased at the homes for $5. Passports can be purchased for $25 at Caribou Coffee. For more information about the Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour, visit