Four Artisan Dream Homes in the Spring Parade of Homes Benefit the BATC Foundation

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This Spring, the public has an opportunity to help area families in need when they visit four BATC Foundation Artisan Dream Homes during the Parade of Homes. When visitors tour these high-end homes, they are asked to pay a tax-deductible $5.00 admission fee at the door, which supports the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. The Foundation builds and remodels homes for Twin Cities’ families in need. All other Parade HomesSM are open for viewing at no cost.

2016 Spring Parade of Homes Dream Homes include:

Parade Home℠ #249
1909 Humboldt Avenue South, Edina


Fitting in with Aplomb

Sensitivity to design and scale are truly important when building in an historic neighborhood, and this delightful home has it in spades. The Tudor influenced styling feels right at home, and the neighbors agree!

  • Five bedrooms, 4 baths and tuck-under garage on a gorgeous wooded lot
  • Well-deserved applause from the Lowry Hill community and city of Minneapolis for successfully creating a home that truly reflects the aesthetics of its eclectic neighborhood, circa early 1900s
  • Strict adherence to size and massing limits, this residence maximizes its possibilities within the required footprint
  • Heavily articulated exterior was sculpted with intention, setting the stage with exterior colors and materials surveyed from the surrounding homes
  • Inside, the carefully considered floor plan integrates its historical exterior by mixing a few traditionally formal rooms with a contemporary open design in kitchen and living room
  • Stylistic ambiance helps bridge the generations with white enamel millwork and dark walnut stained cabinetry and doors
  • Gracefully integrated appliances are perfectly attuned to the inset cabinetry style
  • Simply teeming with amazing Artisan touches, you’ll fall in love with the home’s custom designed and hand-built distressed metal range hood and unique staircase with hand-built stair parts and custom spindles
  • Of course, when you have a yard full of mature trees, you’ll want a place to enjoy them, here it’s in the open front porch and paver-terraced backyard that extends seamlessly into the living room

Parade Home℠ #347
2735 Deer Run Trail East, Orono


Hamptons Style

Nestled into nearly three acres of the best Orono landscape, this Artisan Dream Home has it all. Combining a traditional Hamptons style exterior with an interior

  • Six bedrooms, 5 baths, 4-car garage, 6,186 square feet
  • Graciously welcoming family and friends, the highly detailed exterior with gables, corbels and stonework sets just the right tone against its wooded acreage backdrop
  • Soft grays and taupe define the exterior and weave throughout the inside, with texture, patterns and pops of color to create a cohesive and beautiful environment
  • Artisan details are apparent at every turn, from high, custom wainscoting to enameled coffered ceilings, rustic wood beams to custom built-ins
  • Warm and inviting darkened yellow-birch floors flow through the open main level
  • Chef-inspired kitchen comes equipped with the fi nest Wolf and Subzero appliances, and separate prep sink and beverage center in the pantry keeps messes out of sight
  • Indulge in opulence in the owners’ suite upstairs, especially in the spa-bath with its free-standing soaking tub, marble shower and warm, marble floors
  • The walkout lower level is an entertaining dream, with a sunken family room, game room, wine cellar, and glamorous bar area with a custom wood ceiling
  • Also downstairs is an indoor sport court and exercise room

Parade Home℠ #253
3800 West 57th Street, Edina


Energy Efficient and Modern

Featuring exquisite details like an extraordinary two-story glass bridge complete with its own fire-pole, this modern masterpiece was designed to be one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in Minnesota.

  • Five bedrooms, 5 baths, 3-car garage, 5,144 square feet
  • The gorgeous contemporary exterior juxtaposes perfectly against its park-like wooded homesite hugged by Minnehaha Creek
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the creek and woods through floor-to-ceiling windows and from the massive screen porch and unique deck that seems to float in mid air
  • The gourmet kitchen is filled with custom walnut cabinetry, Thermadoor appliances and Cambria quartz countertops
  • A modern floating staircase with open risers and cable rails echoes the gorgeous glass bridge
  • A smart phone controls this home’s whole house audio/video and mechanical systems
  • The family room encourages entertaining with a large wet bar and wine cellar, plus stunning wooded views of Minnehaha Creek
  • A private treetop balcony and green roof grace the master suite, complete with a spa-like bathroom
  • Green features abound, from SIP construction and super-efficient heating and cooling to reclaimed elm flooring and a lifetime metal roof
  • Children large and small will love the bedrooms that feature private elevated loft spaces to sleep, play or study

Parade Home℠ #257
4220 Alden Drive, Edina


Private Haven

Designed to feel right at home in its Morningside neighborhood, this exquisite residence
will take your breath away. The spacious floor plan flows beautifully, creating a private haven for family times and amazing entertaining options.

  • Five bedrooms, 6 baths, 3-car garage, 6,100 square feet
  • Welcoming exterior boasts pillar framed front entry with gorgeous integrated copper roof plus a custom stamped and colored driveway
  • Highest quality materials including TimberStrand lumber ensure durability
  • Timeless color palette inside and out with soft greys accented with bling and high-end wallpapers
  • The designer, gourmet kitchen cooks as well as it looks, with Wolf/SubZero appliances and convenient butler’s pantry
  • Gorgeous custom cabinetry and woodwork plus unique crystal accents unify the interior design throughout the home
  • Handcrafted newel posts lend a distinctive flair to the grand staircase
  • Elegant and gracious, the black walnut floors are a delight underfoot
  • Family and guests will love to congregate downstairs for snacking, games and relaxation, all with heated floors to keep toes cozy
  • You’ll discover the outdoors extends inside when you relax in the airy 4-season porch


The 2016 Spring Parade of Homes is sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Minnesota Homeowners Alliance.