Dream Remodeled Home Featured in 2012 Remodelers Showcase

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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 a very special Dream Remodeled Home by BATC’s Remodeler of the Year, Schrader & Companies.

All visitors to the Dream Remodeled Homes are asked to pay a tax-deductible $5.00 admission fee at the door. All proceeds will be used by the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, to help continue their work building and remodeling for low-income or specially-challenged Twin Cities families. All other Remodeled Homes are open for viewing at no cost.

Home #R2
Schrader & Companies
5110 Alfred Road, Golden Valley

A Certain Je Ne Se Qua

This classic French-style Mansard home needed a delicate hand and keen eye to detail when its owners were ready to remodel. That’s exactly what Schrader & Companies, BATC’s Remodeler-of the-Year, brought to the job. They began by keeping the original structure and architecture true, but updated with energy efficient Marvin windows and a new front door.

They then moved inside. The owners wanted a modern, livable home that suited the way they live today. Schrader came through by melding state-of-the-art products and materials with a style that can be described as traditional transitional European. The result is a home that seamlessly balances aesthetics and function.

Step in the front entrance to see the open stairwell, which is designed to showcase detailed custom iron balusters and a balcony overlooking the foyer. The family entrance was enhanced by repurposing the old laundry room into a functional mud room.

The truly modern kitchen looks as beautiful as it cooks. A 48-inch Wolf range is set off by a lavish François & Co. stone backsplash and very detailed custom cabinets and millwork. An elaborate island and 60-inch armoire Sub-Zero refrigerator complete the look.

Next, Schrader opened the kitchen to a spacious dining room addition. Guests will be impressed by the barrel-vaulted ceilings and custom arched window that overlooks the wooded backyard. The family room features a detailed, custom entertainment system housing a flat-screen TV and a see-through fireplace framed with an arch that peeks into the living room. And what French home would be without a beautiful grand piano music room?

The upper-level owners’ suite is a delight, with added cabinetry and cozy sitting room with its own fireplace. And down the hall, a fifth bedroom was transformed into a large and truly convenient laundry room.

The lower level wasn’t ignored, and boasts a temperature-controlled wine cellar, sun room with arched opening, media room with another fireplace, as well as a study with custom-made desk and extensive cabinetry.