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 #5 – Stonewood, LLC
From its perch on a hill overlooking lower Lake Minnetonka, this striking home’s location suggests endless water recreation and relaxing, peaceful views of the lake.
While there is ample square footage (6,500 square feet, to be exact), the home’s features—with its artful millwork details, beautiful woodwork, radiant heating, intricate hand-carved limestone fireplace surround, interesting window shapes, wraparound front porch, and serene setting—allow the home to feel comfortable and livable rather than sterile and unapproachable, important goals of the homeowners.
Special features include whole-house audio/video distribution (the homeowners can control a centralized music system, stream videos, or use a DVD movie server with the touch of an iPad or iPhone), a lower-level billiards room, exercise room, lakeside bath, bar and wine cellar, second stackable washer and dryer, and a unique pair of grand stairways that curveaway from the main foyer—one leading to the upper level and the other leading to the lower level office/family room.
Estimated Home Value: $1,495,000
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping): $1,100,000
4608 Palmer Pointe Road, Minnetrista • 952-697-5590 • stonewood.com
Home #6 – Denali Custom Homes, Inc.
If you’re looking for affordable luxury, then don’t miss this lakefront property with an open concept design and emphasis on main floor living! Situated on 150 feet of Lake Bavaria, this 6,400-square-foot, five bedroom, seven bath home was built with a large family in mind and takes full advantage of the abundance of privacy and beautiful 180-degree lake views.
Walls of windows invite the sunlight into this well designed and professionally decorated space. Hardwood flooring throughout the main floor leads to a chef sized kitchen complete with top of the line commercial grade appliances, an abundance of knotty alder built-in cabinetry, and a 10-foot granite island. The main level wet bar has pass thru windows to service the covered deck and outdoor entertainment areas. A transitional stone fireplace sets a rustic yet contemporary tone on the main floor and the lower level lounge, billiard, exercise, and family room are staged for enjoyment all year round.
Special features include unique curved stone walls, black iron cable railings, and custom straight lined alder millwork—bringing a contemporary tone to an otherwise rustic home.
3619 LeRive Way, Chaska • 952-476-2679 • denalicustomhomes.com