Let the Sunshine In
This classic cottage-style home brims with custom touches that put family first
Carefully situated along an Edina golf course, this 5,900 square-foot residence is both impressive and welcoming. Likewise, entertaining and chilling out are within reach the moment you enter the over-sized front door and step into a generous foyer.
The see-through two-sided fireplace, surrounded by Chilton Lannon stone, opens to the great room. Step ceilings—found throughout the main level—add depth and drama. Formal dining and the open kitchen are divided by a mixture of custom cabinetry: a white enameled center island and dark-stained alder, also featured throughout the five-bedroom, four-bath home. The deluxe kitchen includes three ovens, sure to be used to prep special meals.
“We’ve included a lot of extra touches, such as heated counters on the wide kitchen island, the vanity in the [owners’] bath, and in the full mini-kitchen on the lower level,” says K.C. Chermak, owner of Pillar Homes. A 300-square-foot screened porch, with an automatic, barely there screen, faces out to the fairway. Come autumn, guests can warm up by the Chilton stone fireplace and catch the game on TV.
Yellows, browns, and reds evoke warmth throughout the main level, which includes Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. The laundry and mudroom off the garage is an organizational expert’s dream with plenty of built-ins and a walk-in closet. So, too, is the garage with a separate, heated storage unit.
Upstairs, design touches echo those of a traditional, older home. Two bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. A boys’ loft and gaming area includes built-in window seating with a hidden laundry chute. The lower level is the perfect venue for graduations and parties—especially with the 80-inch LED TV and a dance floor crowned by a disco ball.
—Marcia Jedd is a Minneapolis freelance writer.
Pillar Homes Partner, Inc.
Cartier Lighting and Home
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies
Integrity Windows and Doors by Marvin
Minneapolis Glass Company
Orion Home Systems, LLC
Scherer Bros. Lumber Co.
Scherer Bros. Cabinets & Closets
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