The one-of-a-kind newly built homes on the 13th annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour—running this year on June 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23—feature stunning architecture, upscale finishes, and all the conveniences of modern-day technology. Every day we will feature one or more of the 17 million-dollar homes on this blog, so be sure to check back for the full line-up.
Home #2 – Swanson Homes
For decades this parcel of land in Maple Grove has been a place where traditions began and memories were made, first as a Christmas tree farm and now as the Whistling Pines neighborhood, featuring walking trails, wetlands, and ponds. Custom homes like this 6,200-square-foot five-bedroom, five-bath model showcase these great views from the master suite, screen porch, oversized deck, and lower level boasting a wet bar, rec room, game area, indoor sport court, and home gym.
After touring this home it’s clear that Curt Swanson of Swanson Homes has the magic touch. His attention to detail shows in the dormers, vaulted and angled ceilings, hand-scraped and distressed beams, quarter-sawn oak floors, high-quality wainscoting, and built-in window seats and kitchen bench. This floor plan features practical solutions like the generous walk-in master suite closet linking to the laundry room, and fun extras such as a chalkboard wall in one of the kids’ rooms and a gallery-style illuminated picture wall along the hallway upstairs.
17239 62nd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55311 • 763-478-0320
Home #5 — Swanson Homes
Perfectly situated on a wooded 12-acre site, every room in this spectacular home highlights the captivating views of the surrounding wetlands, mature trees, and pond with fountain feature. Removed from the sounds of the city, this home offers inviting serenity.
The interior speaks of a simple yet refined elegance, with an open, flowing floor plan featuring timeless architectural details and high-end finishes. Other unique features include an indoor sport court, home fitness area/gym, state-of-the-art media room, office space complete with a sliding barn door for privacy, child-sized “mouse hole” door leading to a secret play area, large mudroom with custom lockers and built-ins, convenient upper-level laundry, walnut floors, beamed ceilings, and radiant in-floor heating.
Outside, a spacious screened porch with a stone fireplace provides countless opportunities to enjoy the peaceful setting, while the covered patio/grilling area features ample space for entertaining.
1860 Fox Street, Orono, MN 55391 • 763-478-0320 www.swansonhomes.comRenderings by Ben Nelson