Old world craftsmanship, Edina custom home builder

This is why I love this business! Working with the best craftsmen in the custom home building business. Few carpenters can design & build such a complex structure, much less from simple 3/8″ plywood.

In less than 2 weeks, our team designed and fabricated this 3 story staircase onsite. Still early in construction, no piece of this stair is more than 3/8″ thick, yet it supports the weight of several people with very little movement.

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This stair is in the foyer of our 2011 parade of homes™ model in Edina, Rolling Green. It’s a custom built home, not for sale.

Lake Harriet masterpiece!

This home is being built just off Lake Harriet and will serve as our fall Parade home.

4400 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, designed to fit well into a developed neighborhood by Kathy Alexander (www.AlexanderDesignGroup.com This custom built home is truly hand crafted. Custom Millwork details, hand made cabinetry designed by Stonewood staff designer Mona Hurkadli, leaded glass, quarter sawn maple flooring.

Visit this home during the fall parade of homes™ in September.

Curved Stair Building, Edina Custom Home

Usually curved stairs a pre-fabricated in a factory… It’s not too many builders that build them from plywood, on site. The angles and radius’ involved are complex and can be confuse even a seasoned carpenter.

Our finish carpenter on this project has been site building curved staircases for over 23 years. Starting with raw plywood, cutting and laminating custom supporting beams… It’ll take him over 3 weeks to build this 3 level stair. Check back for progress photos as he installs the sections!

This stair is being built in our Edina, Rolling Green, model home for the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes™.

Edina custom home stairs

Urban infill. Architecturally designed new construction in Golden Valley

The owners of this home wanted to create a home with a timeless feel. They didn’t want to be the new house on the block. They wanted period design, traditional details, mixed with modern technology. They wanted to downsize.

They had lived on this property for over thirty years and had decided to build their dream retirement home. The new home incorporates an abundance of architectural details, geothermal heating and cooling, infloor heating, amazing fireplaces by Isokern and FMI, Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances, and fits in to the neighborhood like it has been there for 30+ years… Unfortunately, they had so much fun building their new home, they ‘downsized’ from 3200 sq ft to 5500 sq ft…

We met all but one of their goals….

Architectural details, Edina Residence

It’s this sort of detail that makes a house special. Detailed design or consecutive archways in the main gallery. Hard to visualize even standing in the space… But with 3D tools in the hands of talented architects, it comes to life. In this case, Peter Eskuche, of Eskuche Creative group.

European kitchen design

Kitchens are always the most photogenic parts if a home…. This one was on our 2008 Luxury Home tour model on Bohns Point, Lake Minnetonka.

Honed cararra marble tops alongside black walnut, dark stained mahogany floors, period latching cabinet hardware, Kohler polished chrome fixtures…

This custom built home had a very architecturally refined feel… Designed by Kathy Alexander, Alexander Design Group with interior design and furnishing by Stonewood staff designers.