BATC Foundation Features Three Dream Homes in the 2014 Spring Parade of Homes

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During the Parade of Homes, the public has an opportunity to help area families in need when they visit the BATC Foundation Dream Homes. During this event, visitors can visit three very special Dream Homes.

All visitors to the Dream Homes are asked to pay a tax-deductible $5.00 admission fee at the door. All proceeds go to the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, to help continue its work building and remodeling homes for low-income Twin Cities families. All other Parade HomesSM are open for viewing at no cost.

Parade Home #282
TC Homebuilders
5213 Dundee Road, Edina

Edina Dreaming


Located in the Highlands of Edina, this luxury Dream Home has it all. Upon arrival, you’ll find stone quarried from Arkansas anchors the double, clear alder door entrance. A grand walnut and wrought-iron staircase invites you in. A study with clear alder, floating coffered ceiling and eight-foot clear alder doors makes you want to sit back and enjoy a good book. Walnut floors under foot bring you to the coffered-ceiling great room that looks into a truly gourmet kitchen.

The delightful kitchen includes Wolf and Subzero appliances, granite counter tops, custom made cabinetry and plenty more. Light streams in through the dining area, making you appreciate the truly handcrafted woodwork, which is unique to this home. The gorgeous woodwork picture-frames Marvin windows that flood the 10-foot ceilings on the main level. With a walk through to the butler’s pantry, you can prep a quick snack in the abundant working space.

Guests will also enjoy a truly transitional powder room, which has the latest lighting, woodwork, sink fixtures, and wall coverings. You will enjoy knowing your kids’ things are stored out of sight in the mudroom that boasts four large lockers, a built in storage cabinet, and an additional main-level laundry.

In the upper level, there is a vaulted owners’ bedroom connecting to an opulent owners’ bath with a heated travertine floor that continues into the shower room. A built-in tub flanks a double vanity with a built-in TV center. Three additional bedrooms are located in the upper level and a bonus room for playtime and crafts.

Walking down the grand staircase you start to see the clear alder lower level with its built-in entertainment center. An old world knotty alder bar invites you in to relax in the TV area with built-in furniture, or to enjoy a game of darts or pool. The thermostat-controlled wine cellar is also close at hand. The exercise room can be seen through seeded glass, and overlooks the 18-foot sports court. Additional sleeping area with separate bathroom also adorns this lower level.

Add in the in-floor heat and zoned air control system and you’ll understand the meaning of at-home comfort in this amazing Dream Home.

Parade Home #361
Bohland Homes
18425 8th Avenue North, Plymouth

Timeless Aesthetics and Artful Detail



This Nantucket-inspired lake home illustrates the brightest and most unique designs taken from today’s trends while paying homage to timeless aesthetics. Nestled in the prestigious Rusten Wood development on private Hadley Lake, the elegant profile of this five-bedroom, five-bath home with over 6,000 finished square feet is open, fresh and inviting. Classic cedar shake, gabled rooflines, blue flagstone porch and custom alder doors welcome you.

Inside, not a surface or finish was overlooked. The extensive detailing, architectural accents and unique spaces throughout were all incredibly designed and impeccably executed. Features include enameled coffered, tongue-and-groove and beamed ceilings, formal dining with crystal chandeliers and wainscot, glass mosaic backsplash, marble counters, built-in banquette with secret “dog hideout,” Wolf range, double ovens and Subzero kitchen, butler’s pantry, formal study with cozy fireplace, and chevron-inlaid hardwood floor foyer.

Taking full advantage of the stunning lake views, the back of the home features extensive walls of windows. French doors lead out to a screened porch and large wrap-around deck with full gourmet outdoor kitchen.

The upstairs is an open retreat with French doors leading to the vaulted and beamed owners’ bedroom. The alluring owners’ bath overlooks the lake and features chic marble, gray-toned cabinetry and tile detailing. Another bedroom suite overlooking the lake and two more bedrooms with a darling Jack-and-Jill bath between is highlighted by a large laundry and multi-purpose room on the second floor.

In the lower level is a gentleman’s entertainment haven filled with stone and reclaimed wood walls, hardwood floors. There’s a full bar, wine cellar, exercise room, media room, billiards space, sauna and spa bath. He’ll also love the Spancrete garage with walkout and lots more.

BohLand Homes has always prided itself on attention to detail and craftsmanship, as well as an unending dedication to the incredible clients they are grateful to work with. Combining expertise in land development, creative home design and custom built craftsmanship into one unique company, a company that brings everything together…. resulting in a truly wonderful building experience.

Parade Home #297
Hendel Homes
17737 Maple Hill Road, Woodland

Nantucket in Woodland


With a focus on architectural elements, family lifestyle, refined woodworking and cabinetry, Hendel’s attention to detail and use of classic materials in new ways will make you stop to study the layering of materials and design within this 2014 Dream Home. This delightful home is set on a private two-acre wooded lakeshore setting in Woodland, and features floor-to-ceiling windows to play up truly spectacular views. A five-stone blend on the chimneys and home’s foundation fit perfectly into the lake-area neighborhood, and create the feel of a home that has stood the test of time.

You’ll love the library, which showcases ship-lap siding and quarter-sawn white oak cabinets, all set off by extraordinary lighting. The unique kitchen island mixes thick slabs of marble and a rustic walnut butcher-block wood top with aged-antiqued brass faucets and fixtures. The prep kitchen brings you back to Grandma’s old pantry with its open, rustic wood shelves displaying stacks of dishes and additional appliances. Moldings, millwork, wainscoting, coffered and beam ceilings, fitted-furniture cabinetry, and hand-scraped wide plank white oak flooring highlight the talents of the artisans who carefully constructed these rooms.

Two girl’s bedrooms each have built-in window seats and warm, colorful wallpaper, creating styled vignettes the moment you walk into the rooms. The detailed owners’ bath exudes warmth, with a herringbone tile patterned floor and a soaking tub centering the room. The modest sized owners bedroom opens to an outdoor deck, which captures panoramic views of water and landscape.

A beautiful and convenient mudroom showcases reclaimed terra cotta flooring and high wainscoting on the walls, while the three-season porch showcases Ipe wood floors and v-groove ceiling. A detached pool house provides an outdoor extension of the family’s living space during spring, summer and fall months.

This highly detailed, historic Nantucket home exudes refined elegance with casual beauty that speaks to Hendel’s approach to building one-of-a-kind homes.
Exquisite details with multiple layers rendered by the highest qualified craftsmen with seasoned management through established processes and expert project managers, ultimately elevates the client’s wishes on paper and print.

The 2014 Spring Parade of Homes is sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.