Ever wonder what it’s like to live in luxury? Find out on the self-guided 12th Annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour June 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24. Each week preceding the start of the Tour, we’ll preview two homes on this blog (check back every Thursday). There is a total of 10 stunning million-dollar homes on this year’s tour, in cities as far west as Minnetrista and far east as Afton, defining the true essence of “living in luxury.”
Creek Hill Custom Homes:
If location is everything in real estate, then it doesn’t get much better than this 6,300-square-foot home in the Whistling Pines development of Maple Grove—a neighborhood with a community pool, walking trails, and a pedestrian-friendly focus in the Wayzata school district.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home features natural cream-colored SenSa granite countertops, enameled cabinetry, and Thermador appliances in the gourmet kitchen, a stunning cedar-lined three-season porch featuring a natural stone fireplace overlooking a protected wetland, and in the lower level, an 80-inch LED viewing screen (with surround-sound) and a high-tech music, AV, and temperature system controlled by an LCD wall tablet.
Special Creek Hill touches include unique eco-friendly countertops, a pub-style gaming area, and a 27-by-22 foot sport court with a soaring 18-foot ceiling—a window from the mudroom/message center looks into the sport court—perfectly placed for knocking on the glass and telling the kids, “Dinner’s ready!”
Estimated Home Value: $1,150,000
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping): $310,000
17320 62nd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55311 • 763-553-0325 • www.creekhillcustomhomes.com
Wooddale Builders, Inc.:
The one-of-a-kind floor plan and casual elegance of this warm yet sophisticated country-style farmhouse make this home an unforgettable retreat.
Casual elegance exudes from the sun-filled hearthside “morning room”—complete with a fireplace—overlooking the peaceful backyard; the charming dining room with an arched fireplace and glass door built-ins (arches are consistent throughout the home, including round edges in the walls and baseboard trim); the French doors leading out to the covered porch; and the farm kitchen with its beautiful radius center island.
Special features include a wraparound porch, an 18-foot vaulted ceiling in the rotunda, stunning oak floors, a grand spiral staircase, and a lower level that doesn’t feel at all like your typical basement, with expansive windows flooding the space in light, a two-sided fireplace, a cherry bar with a see-through opening to an additional entertaining space, a game room, and an elegant fifth bedroom for guests (who may never want to leave).
Estimated Home Value: $910,900
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping): $239,000
4556 Bluebell Trail North, Medina, MN 55340 • 952-345-0543 • www.wooddalebuilders.com