Luxury Home Tour Spotlight: John Kraemer & Sons and Divine Custom Homes
Ever wonder what it's like to live in luxury? Find out on the self-guided 12th Annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour starting this weekend June 8-10, and running June 15-17 and 22-24. There is a total of 10 stunning million-dollar homes on this year's tour, each one defining the true essence of "living in luxury."
Home #9 - John Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
This warm, inviting 7,000-square-foot home in Edina provides a family of five endless ways to stay connected, from the spacious sun-filled great room with detailed built-ins to the large four-season porch (with a towering 20-foot beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace), to the beautifully landscaped terrace in the backyard.
The home doesn’t look mammoth on the outside but is deceivingly expansive inside, creating a lavish yet comfortable ambiance with exquisite walnut floors and doors, custom cabinetry, paneled walls, coffered ceilings, and natural stone accents.
Special features include a classic American front porch, a play area with a secret crawl-through space, an amazing master suite featuring a dressing room and gigantic closet (with built-ins and shoe racks), and a spectacular kitchen with a custom stone hood, high-end Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, and enameled woodwork. Magnificently crafted, this home offers impeccable quality while embracing the convenience and comfort of modern living.
Estimated Home Value:$1,300,000
Estimated Lot Value (includes landscaping): $540,000
4520 Woodland Road West, Edina • 952-935-9100 • www.JKandSons.com
Home #10 - Divine Custom Homes
America was built on wood, and this gorgeous 8,000-square-foot home is rooted in rustic heritage, from the carriage house to the massive Western white cedar logs holding up a dramatic 45-foot entrance to reclaimed timber from local barns dating back to the late 1800s.
Once inside this four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate, architectural details are carried throughout in the exposed wood beams on the sky-high vaulted ceilings, 2,200 square feet of natural stone—including a majestic 23-foot great room stone fireplace—a charming old-fashioned pantry, a unique lower level bar (complete with a cedar shake roof), and timeless distressed wood cabinets.
Special features include geothermal heating, an elevator, a theater room, a hidden playroom, an outdoor mudroom area, a 1,100-square-foot wraparound deck, a three-season porch with a wood-burning fireplace, and two generous 12-foot sliding patio doors overlooking beautiful views of the pond.
The property features 20 acres of high hills and weaving ridges near the St. Croix River. A pond and stream create the perfect environment for the area’s only reproducing population of brook trout. The homeowners strongly believe in preserving their little slice of heaven—they were named Washington Conservation District’s “2011 Outstanding Conservationists” in recognition of their efforts to improve their land.
Land & Structure Value: Priceless due to historical and environmental significance
13645 Valley Creek Trail South, Afton • 715-760-2298 • www.divinecustomhome.com
—By Chrissy Sarinske
Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Permalink