Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: Gordon James

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 #6

3016 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55391

The Village of Minnetonka Beach is a carefully planned neighborhood, with plenty of open space and park lands, maintaining a village-like atmosphere in a serene setting on Lake Minnetonka.

This 6,000-square-foot Craftsman-style lakefront home overlooking Crystal Bay features every modern element you would expect from Gordon James, a company known for exceptional quality construction and excellent customer service skills. “You Dream. We Deliver.” is more than a slogan with Gordon James, owner John Quinlivan says. Gordon James strives to provide its customers with a seamless process to fulfill the vision of their dream home, creating beautiful spaces and respecting their time and budget.

Experience the clean-lined kitchen, opening to the spacious great room, the walls of windows showcasing the lake and the luxurious owners’ suite—with a beautiful view of Lake Minnetonka—featuring a large bath and massive walk-in closet. The three-season porch with a fireplace and grill is the ideal space for waking up with a cup of coffee or winding down in the evening with a glass of wine.

Upstairs, the kids have their own sanctuary. In addition to their bedrooms, there’s a large play area/bonus room to share, an office, laundry room, and craft room. The lower level is entertainment central with a combined sport court/state-of-the-art workout area, 1,500 bottle wine cellar, wet bar, and generous media room.

When the weather cooperates, the family can bike, walk, or run down the Dakota Trail right outside their door, golf at the private Lafayette Country Club just down the street, or swim in beautiful Lake Minnetonka right in their own back yard. • 763-479-3117

The 14 homes are located throughout the metro area. Single-tickets can be purchased at the homes for $5. Passports can be purchased for $20 at Caribou Coffee. For more information about the Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour, visit