Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: DH Homes

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 #4

7081 Halstead Dr., Minnetrista, MN 55364

This 5,000-square-foot home on the westernmost bay of Lake Minnetonka offers a wooded lot on the lake, combining the best of both worlds—the serenity of the North Woods within a short commute of the metro area.

Built by DH Homes and designed by architect Kathy Alexander, the Craftsman-style home is open, light, and airy, with an expansive kitchen flowing into the dining space, offering plenty of seats for eating, snacking, or chatting. Adjacent to the kitchen is a great room custom-fit for entertaining, a mudroom with lockers and ample storage, a large home office, and a finished porch with a fireplace. A six-foot deck extension, perfect for grilling, is separated by an automated screen for the maximum in outdoor entertaining.

The upper level features a grand master suite with views of the lake, an incredibly spacious walk-in closet, and a master bath with a luxury shower and soaking tub. Rounding out the upper level is three additional bedrooms—two sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath, and one with a three-quarter bath—a craft area, a laundry room, and a bonus space for use as a game room or study area.

Natural sunlight illuminates a family room and rustic lodge-style bar in the lower level, featuring 10-foot ceilings and expansive windows. This area is not only perfect for hosting gatherings, but useful for practical purposes, too. Lake gear can be kept in a dedicated lower level storage space, and that rare bottle of Chteau Le Pin Pomerol can be stored in the custom wine cellar. • 952-906-4000

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