Stonewood Wins Best in American Living Award

Stonewood, along with Alexander Design, wins the prestigious National Association of home builders Best in American Living award for our project on Stubbs bay in Orono!  Read More: 

Stubbs Bay Residence

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Project Location: Orono, Minn.
Photographer: SpacecraftingView more in the Photo GalleryProject Team
Architect: Alexander Design Group
Builder: Stonewood, LLC
Land Planner: Yardscapes, IncDesign Statement:Taking full advantage of its beautiful Lake Minnetonka lot, this traditional Cottage-style home maximizes views without compromising privacy and is spacious while still maintaining the feel of a cozy cottage. Offering amenities such as a custom wine cellar, lofted office space, copper- soaking tub, detached carriage house, and bountiful outdoor living space, this home perfectly reflects the lifestyle of the owners in every detail. Since lake homes are seen from the water as much or more often than from the street, the aesthetic importance of the home’s lake side is elevated. Spatially, the home is laid out in a way that is practical and conducive to the current needs of the owners and also affords them the ability to age in place.

Stonewood LLC Best of Houzz 2016

Stonewood LLC of Minnesota 

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, 

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

WAYZATA, MNFebruary 1, 2016 – Stonewood LLC of Minnesota has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 40 year-old custom home building company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Stonewood LLC, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Stonewood:

Stonewood is a 40-year-old family-run business – a boutique builder – building only 10 to 15 upper bracket homes each year. Their team of professional project managers has vast experience in the industry and is trained to build according to the highest standards for custom building defined by Stonewood.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit