Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: Schrader & Co. and Charles Cudd De Novo

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 #3 – Schrader & Companies:

Schrader & Companies
Rendering by Michael Elavsky

Imagine waking up in the morning and walking over to your bedroom overlooking a private backyard pond in a peaceful, quiet Medina neighborhood.

As though living on 3 acres of nature’s canvas isn’t enough, this beautiful 7,000-square-foot home also features a large, open kitchen with hand-scraped walnut flooring, granite countertops, a cathedral vault ceiling, and a charming Romeo and Juliet balcony, a spacious sport court, and rather than a formal dining room, a sizeable flex space that will be used as the family’s music room, housing their sleek baby grand piano. The family’s personality is further reflected in the wife’s workroom—with gorgeous French doors leading to a personal patio, and a vestibule opening to the husband’s office, featuring a fireplace and secret cabinets, complete with a ship portal (his way of honoring the Navy).

Schrader’s signature architectural details can be seen in the smart use of space, sightlines everywhere you stand—showing off amazing views at every turn, custom built-in window seats in the bedrooms, and detailed millwork throughout.

Estimated Home Value: $1,450,000
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping):$450,000

790 Navajo Road West, Medina 952-465-3582

Home #4 – Charles Cudd De Novo:

Charles Cudd De Novo
Rendering by Jim McNeal, De Novo Architects

An absence of city noise allows you to hear the birds singing and the wind whistling in the trees when you stand outside this amazing 9,400-square-foot home in Orono, an area that boasts a rural flavor with views of trees for miles and miles.

Once inside this five-bedroom, five-bathroom beauty, lofty 21-foot great room ceilings create an open, airy flow from room to room. An intricate tile backsplash, granitecounters, and Warners’ Stellian appliances balance style with practicality in the kitchen; while an 80-inch LCD TV with a hidden 3D 144-inch automated home theater, wine tasting room with separate 2,500-bottle cellar, sport court, billiards room, and exercise room are all about catering to the family’s various interests.

Special features include a paneled den with a turret and spiral staircase going down to the lower level man cave, a two-story great room with a loft library overlook, and an outdoor entertaining area featuring an in-ground pool, expansive patio, and outdoor fireplace.

Estimated Home Value: $2,350,000
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping): $800,000

3315 Graham Hill Road, Orono • 612-889-6980 •

* Read about Home #1 and Home #2 in a previous post.