Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: Pillar Homes and Highmark Builders

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.”
 

Home #7 – Pillar Homes Partner, Inc.

Pillar Homes Partner, Inc.
Rendering by Michael Berg, Vantage Point Imaging

The lengthy, low profile and large windows suggest a luxury rambler, while the stone detailed exterior, great room timber peg beams, and sloping front yard entrance suggest a mountainside chalet at this 8,000+ square-foot home set on four acres of land in Chanhassen.

The home was designed for an active family of six who enjoy entertaining friends in the billiards/arcade area, lower level radiused bar, and 1,000-square-foot sport court, with attached weight room (before relaxing in the steam shower), and making the most of our all-too-short summer months with an outdoor oasis consisting of a pool, hot tub, personalized grilling area, cabana area, and custom outdoor fireplace.

Special features include a see-through/walk-around fireplace, advanced technology in an incredible 8-foot diagonal rear-projection TV, and a stunning kitchen blending enameled and stained cabinets and featuring double refrigerators, a dramatic custom hood with stone backsplash, and large two-tier center island all just steps to the screen porch with wood-burning fireplace and phantom screens.

Estimated Home Value: $1,999,900

1900 Lake Lucy Rd., Chanhassen • 763-475-1700 www.pillarhomes.com
 

Home #8 – Highmark Builders

Highmark Builders
Rendering by Jim Freiling, Home Illustrations & Graphics

Family and fun are key themes in this classic residence with a prime location in one of Edina’s established neighborhoods. A contemporary kitchen, three sun-filled bedrooms featuring custom-made built-ins, and an expansive family area combine the character of an older home with modern-day conveniences—like a master closet with a secret door so as not to interrupt those who are still sleeping, a custom cut-out for sliding laundry into the laundry room, and cabinetry for storage throughout the home (including the top of the stairs).

Special features include geothermal heating, a combined kitchen/dining area, a large bonus room, a detailed two-sided tiled fireplace, gorgeous 3-inch white oak hardwood floors, and a fun stamped colored patio in the backyard.

The home’s showstopper is a unique wall in the main entry, featuring reclaimed wood from a rustic barn.

Estimated Home Value: Available upon request

5904 Fairfax Ave., Edina • 952-882-8904 www.highmark-builders.com

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