Family friendly and versatile, this Chanhassen home features a fun outdoor retreat
Designed for an active family of six that enjoys entertaining, this 8,000-plus-square-foot home on four acres in Chanhassen has something for everyone. Designed by Pillar Homes, the main level’s open floor plan incorporates plenty of windows for ample light and views of the backyard pool oasis below. The kitchen features double refrigerators, a dramatic custom hood with stone backsplash, enameled and stained cabinets, a large two-tier center island, and a grand lookout to the dramatic outdoor stone fireplace and circular stone patio area.
The relaxed, yet stylish living room is handsomely appointed with dark wood ceiling beams, a stone fireplace, and a span of windows that overlooks the pool area. An office adjacent to the living room, which includes built-in dark wood bookcases, provides a quiet space when it’s time to get down to business.
The master bedroom retreat accommodates a spa-like bath that includes a generous tub, spacious shower, and walk-in closet.
The second level is kid central, with a cozy lounge area and bedrooms. One of the girls’ rooms features a fun “secret” crawl-through opening to a playroom.
An indoor oasis on the lower level is a comfortable family room with walkout access to the pool and patio area—and an impressive 8-foot diagonal rear-projection TV for those who prefer to remain indoors. More high-tech gadgets were incorporated into the home’s design: all the lighting in the home, as well as the TV, can be controlled with iPads in the kitchen and family room.
To maximize outdoor living, the sun porch features a remote-controlled retractable screen to convert from open air to a three-season porch. And when the weather cools, the stone fireplace will become the primary gathering place.
- Visitors approach the home’s front entrance after a grand drive up a hill, which leads to the circular turnaround.
- A two-tier center island is the focal point of the home’s spacious kitchen.
- The home’s basement level features a 1,000-square-foot sport court with attached weight room.
- Dramatic dark wood beams highlight the contours of the living room’s raised ceiling.
- On the main level, the owner’s suite includes an airy bath that looks out on the pool area.
The home’s lower level is relaxation-ready, with a curved bar, projection TV (controlled by iPad), and walkout access to the patio and pool.
Pillar Homes Partner, Inc
Admit One Home Cinema
Cartier Lighting and Home
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies
Marvin Windows and Doors
Minneapolis Glass Company
Phantom Screens Systems, LLC
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