Four Dream Homes in the 2014 Fall Parade of Homes Benefit BATC Foundation

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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 tour four 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 Twin Cities’ families in need. All other Parade Homes are open for viewing at no cost.

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Parade Home #240
Sustainable 9 Design + Build
4329 Ewing Avenue South, Minneapolis

A Contemporary Green Home

Sustainable 9 has brilliantly combined exquisite contemporary styling with in-demand green construction, all within an extraordinary setting in one of the most desirable Twin Cities’ locations. Inside, carefully designed spaces speak to livability while unique finishes lend a dramatic flair. The result? A true Dream Home you’ll love.

• Four bedrooms, four baths, 4,051 square feet

• Linden Hills neighborhood; walk to 50th and France or Lake Calhoun

• Green-focused builder assures energy efficiency and healthy living in this MN Green Path home (ask to see its Home Performance Report)

• Astounding owners’ suite includes tree-top meditation room surrounded by three walls of glass, a river rock floor surrounding the soaking tub, and a soothing gray color scheme

• Relax in the lower-level family room and home theater with a glass of wine from the delightful wine cellar

• Gorgeous materials and finishes were selected throughout, ranging from edgy modern contemporary tiles to reclaimed hardwood used in art feature walls, and the warmth of burnished eco-friendly acacia hardwood flooring

• Gourmet kitchen has unique glass window backsplash that offers beautiful views and spills natural light onto the large center island

• The dramatic open concept floor plan welcomes family and guests

• Dual rooftop decks (overlooking the live green roof), an outdoor TV accessible from the owners’ suite, plus a gas fire pit in the backyard patio all make for stunning outdoor living spaces

• Gracious four-season porch makes the most of Minnesota winters


Parade Home #243
Stonewood, LLC
Shuttle from Utley Park to this Edina residence

Country Villa in the Heart of Edina

Nestled in the heart of Edina, this traditional home exudes tranquility in a resort-like setting, while being close to the cultural and nightlife opportunities of a large city. Special features, like a back-to-front orientation and terraced landscaping evoke the feel of a secluded country villa, while all inclusive amenities mean that a vacation is never far away. Winter blues? A Japanese style spa bath and sport court makes even the dreariest of winter days a pleasant dream.

• Four-bedrooms, three-car garage, 7,950 square feet

• Custom designed skylights with iridescent milk glass and leaded ceiling panels

• Custom koi fish wallpaper panels, sauna, and traditional Japanese soaking tub in guest bathroom for exquisite relaxation within a Zen setting

• Gorgeous and durable Hickory floor throughout the main level; formal living room showcases an inset of wood installed in a herringbone pattern

• Generously sized screen porch with stone fireplace, protected by convertible Phantom screens

• Outdoor recessed grill and cooktop in an open-air kitchen that overlooks the terraced garden

• Traditional millwork details nod to the classic architecture of the home, while glam touches such as mixed media materials, shimmery wallpaper, and a transitional color palette keeps things fresh and fun

• Owners’ bedroom wallpaper panels with an organic plum blossom design cascading the wall and adorning the headboard

• Two gracefully crafted bars; one on the lower level and one off the kitchen for casual but sophisticated entertaining

• Exercise room overlooking an attached sport court beneath the garage for a private recreational facility


Parade Home #366
Lecy Bros. Homes & Remodeling
268 Bushaway Road, Wayzata

Rustic Elegance in a Wooded Paradise

This Dream Home is truly a hidden gem, set elegantly amidst a wooded paradise and just a stroll away from downtown Wayzata. The thoroughly modern residence lives for today, yet feels as if it’s been around for a century. Its solid style (can you say rustic elegance?), historic reclaimed materials, and exquisite craftsmanship combine into a true “getaway” Dream Home.

• Six bedrooms, six baths, 6,468 square feet

• Gorgeous stone and shake exterior with reclaimed Douglas Fir beams feels perfectly at home in its gated neighborhood

• Step up to the front door via reclaimed flagstone that was cut over 100 years ago from the original property

• Five fireplaces throughout the home create a warm and inviting environment, beginning with the focal point stone version that anchors the main living spaces

• Professional chefs will envy the grand kitchen with separate barrel vaulted butler’s pantry and staging area

• Antique Fireback (cast iron) backsplash from 1741 shows off a Marquis coat of arms from the Jura region of France

• Luxuriate in the main-level owners’ suite complete with barrel vaulted ceiling, fireplace, soaking tub and much more

• Past the upstairs loft you’ll find a full guest suite plus two more bedrooms with shared Jack & Jill bath

• Entertainment and recreation rule the lower level with its huge media room, wet bar, exercise room and rec room

• Outdoor living is also perfectly represented with a gas fireplace and cabana that boasts Phantom screens to assure


Parade Home #367
BohLand Homes
550 Far Hill Road, Wayzata

Modern Farmhouse: Rustic Meets Contemporary

This farmhouse-style residence melds rustic charm with contemporary simplicity for a perfect combination amidst a scenic hilltop setting overlooking two wetlands. Impeccable detail and craftsmanship were used in an open gallery layout based on an outdoor retreat concept, assuring all the luxuries and amenities that both children and adults could desire.

• Three bedrooms, four-car garage, 4,867 square feet plus 336 square foot screened porch

• Art gallery main level ensconced in pin lighting, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, hand antiqued custom cabinetry, all nestled underneath a metal shed roof

• Chef’s gourmet kitchen with double refrigerators, hand-finished island and adjacent caterer’s pantry with custom dog drawers

• Tranquil and sunlit owners’ suite adorned in shiplap walls with a quaint sitting porch and stunning bathroom containing a wet room, spa tub, and beautiful curved stone wall

• Transitional entertainment space combining rustic elements and contemporary metal countertops; custom wire-rack wine bar showcased behind a full wall of glass

• Gentleman’s cigar and sporting room with cigar ventilation and rich wood paneled walls; adjacent workshop and secondary garage with heated floors and custom tool benches

• Welcoming guest suite that includes a grandchildren’s getaway; built-in bunk beds and a large craft room

• Double-sided walkout leads to expansive patios below a large dining porch with hidden TV, a breakfast porch, barbecue deck, and covered deck

• Paved, meandering trails that lead to gorgeous fire pit and tiered vegetable gardens with garden shed

Our Charitable Arm: BATC Foundation, Making a Difference One Home at a Time

For almost 20 years, the BATC Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of our member builders, remodelers, and suppliers to help families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home. The Foundation builds, remodels and repairs homes for Twin Cities families in need, often in partnership with local charities and organizations.

The Foundation couldn’t do this work without the support of the thousands of people who donate $5.00 to tour the Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes during the Parade of HomesSM every spring and fall. This year’s spring Parade of Homes raised more than $59,000 to continue their good works.

Recently, the Foundation completed a new, accessible home for Zack Mohs, a young man who was seriously injured in a hit and run accident. Their next major project will be renovating the home of a veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan.

This spring and summer, the Foundation partnered with Special Spaces – Minnesota to create dream bedrooms for two youngsters. Both received fun makeovers that reflected their favorite things.


“Kate the Great” is a wonderful five-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Type 2 Pheiffer Syndrome at birth, a genetic mutation characterized by the premature fusion of skull bones. She has undergone more than 60 procedures, eight of which were major surgeries for facial, skull and tracheal reconstruction. Kate goes to school with help from her sign language instructor, and loves girly things like Disney Princesses, fairies, dress up and tutus. Kate’s new bedroom is fit for a princess.


Eli is a terrific five-year-old boy who was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) when he was 3. Eli has endured several rounds of chemotherapy and although he is currently in remission, he has several years of medical maintenance ahead of him. Eli will be going to preschool this fall, and loves ninja turtles and running his race cars. His new bedroom boasts a race car and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.

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