Location: Prior Lake, Minnesota
Square Footage: 4200
What do you do for a custom-build client where one wants a warm rustic home and one craves a modern, updated style with a little mid-century edge? You could compromise, or you can custom build to suit the vision of the client's different preferences.
Custom built to embrace the surrounding wooded setting, this intriguing home is a rustic, modern retreat that didn't miss a design detail. With a seamless rustic and contemporary aesthetics blend, this rambler combines reclaimed beams, wide-plank white oak floors, and rich stained knotty alder that flows with the custom enameled woodwork and beautiful quartz countertops. The neutral stone fireplace, supporting stone columns, and front entry stone column are eye-catching. The custom concrete bench accents the neutral stone as an impeccable design detail from the moment you walk through the door. The kitchen, dining, and living areas all have beautiful views out the back of the home, taking in the wooded setting and water with floor-to-ceiling windows. The beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and walk-in butler's pantry is an at-home chef's dream. The layers of texture throughout the home create a warm and relaxed feeling as you walk from room to room.
Walls of windows maximize the views and allow natural light to cascade through the home. The lower level was built with entertainment in mind, featuring a full-size bar, an eating area, and an expansive great room. The lower level also features a beautifully designed spa bathroom with a built-in sauna room to create the ultimate lodge feel. In addition, this house includes a spacious home gym. The final feature of the home is the three-season porch. This cozy setting, complete with a fireplace, brings the outdoors in and leads to a stunning backyard setting with a secluded (intimate) seating area around a fire table and a built-in kitchen for the perfect entertaining spot. The beautiful landscape surrounding the outdoor space includes a beautiful cascading waterfall that creates an idyllic outdoor escape.
Photographer: Peter Anderson, Raven Photographic General Contractor: Chris J. Witt | Witt Design Build, LLC