New Home Construction Part Three

New Home Construction

A Video Journey from start to finish

The process of new home construction is complex. There are countless moving parts and actions that occur completely behind the scenes. Many of these are a given. Such as pulling permits, lumber being delivered, walls being built, the list can go on.

This home, located in Corcoran, MN is the first home in our soon to be growing catalog of video-documentaries. Our goal is catch as much action as possible, while remaining safe and not inhibiting the construction process. Bare with us as we perfect this documenting process.

This is the third clip in the series – Roof Trusses are up!

Be sure to come back and view the next post – Week Four – Roof is On!

If you missed the previous posts, be sure to check them out right here:

Foundation and Framing Start

Framing is Underway

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New Home Construction Part Two

New Home Construction

A Video Journey from start to finish

The process of new home construction is complex. There are countless moving parts and actions that occur completely behind the scenes. Many of these are a given. Such as pulling permits, lumber being delivered, walls being built, the list can go on.

This home, located in Corcoran, MN is the first home in our soon to be growing catalog of video-documentaries. Our goal is catch as much action as possible, while remaining safe and not inhibiting the construction process. Bare with us as we perfect this documenting process.

This is the second clip in the series and highlights the framing – in process.

Be sure to come back and view the next post –

Week Three of Framing: Roof Trusses

If you missed the previous post, be sure to check it out right here:

Foundation and Framing Start

Like to set up an appointment to discuss your New Home Construction plans? Take a moment to run through the form below. We will be in touch with you soon.

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Care to learn more about our processes? You may do so here.

Wish to speak with us about your New Home Construction plans? Connect with us here.

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New Home Construction

New Home Construction

A Video Journey from start to finish

The process of new home construction is complex. There are countless moving parts and actions that occur completely behind the scenes. Many of these are a given. Such as pulling permits, lumber being delivered, walls being built, the list can go on.

This home, located in Corcoran, MN is the first home in our soon to be growing catalog of video-documentaries. Our goal is catch as much action as possible, while remaining safe and not inhibiting the construction process. Bare with us as we perfect this documenting process.

This first clip begins after the foundation was set and just as the framing is about to being.

Be sure to come back and view the next post –

Week Two of Framing: The Home is Taking Shape

Like to set up an appointment to discuss your New Home Construction plans? Take a moment to run through the form below. We will be in touch with you soon.

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Care to learn more about our processes? You may do so here.

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Minnetonka New Home Build: The Process Begins

New Home Build…

and the excitement begins.

A new home build is always exciting. At Stonewood, we do everything we possibly can to make sure each step of the process is enjoyable.

Demolition signals the official start to the new home build process. As you can see,  our clients are most welcome to part of the experience and excitement. And as you can see, it is a very exciting time… to be sure!

New Home Build begins by Stonewood, LLC

And who wouldn’t be excited knowing that in a few short months, construction will be in the rear-view mirror and calling this home, will be the day to day…

New Home Build by Stonewood, LLC

The above images are artistic renderings provided by – Eskuche Design Group.

Philosophy

Since 1920, Stonewood has been custom-home innovators that combine honest craftsmanship, time tested processes and innovative technologies in each and every new home build.

We strive to make each stage of the building experience rewarding and enjoyable for our clients.

When you have a moment, drop us a line. We would love the opportunity to discuss your project with you. You can reach us right here and we will be in touch with you soon.

If you have time, you may enjoy exploring more of our work on Facebook, or some of our Revision, LLC’s remodeling work Facebook.

Your Impact

When you choose to build with Stonewood, you are also making an impact on a family in need.
How? For every house we build, we donate one.

To learn more, check out

Because of you, we are able to make an impact – together we can change lives!

Remodel of a country home, Delano MN

This home will serve as our 2011 Fall Remodelers Showcase, Parade home. This home was originally built in 1988 but has been fully remodeled, landscaped – it’s essentially a new home. Geothermal heating was added as well as cutting edge energy efficient insulation.

A front porch anr d expansive read deck were added to the home. Inside, the entire main floor features rift and quartered oak flooring with a worn, washed finish. Reclaimed timbers were used to maintain the country feel in the great room. 2 wood burning fireplaces – one clad in chilton limestone, the other in reclaimed chicago brick. Marble countertops in the kitchen as well as a maple butcher block top on the island. 2 powder rooms on the main level, as well as the master and an office / nursery. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs.
JeldWen windows. Wolf, Sub Zero appliances. Rohl Plumbing fixtures. Restoration hardware knobs & fixtures.

4000 Sq. Ft. 6.5 acres, 800+ feet of lakeshore on a private lake!

This home is for sale – e-mail sven@192.190.82.15 if interested.

Concepts for a custom home – Eskuche Creative Group

Check out the concepts that Peter Eskuche prepared for an upcoming custom home! We’ll be breaking ground on this home late this year in Locust HIlls, Wayzata MN. It’ll stay very true to Tudor architecture in details and materials. This home will be built on one of the 3 lakeshore lots on Grey’s bay of Lake Minnetonka.

Check back for more renderings and photos int eh Current Projects section of the website.

Keys to a successful construction project

Ok. Here are the top items that you need to consider when building or remodeling your home. Regardless of e type of project, the builder, budget, or anything else these are the golden rules for a successful project:

1. Organization. Select a builder that not only builds a great home, but also one that understands the need for systems and processes. Ask lots of questions about project documentation.

2. Make all the decisions up front! Avoid the desire to get your project going as soon as possible,leaving the details to be worked out as the project progresses. A few weeks up front will save time and money. Complete your plans, make your selections, update the budget and schedule, then get going.

3. Document all changes in writing. Enough said.

4. Use a title company to manage progress payments.

5. Select a builder that you trust, and that you get along with. This may be common sense, but the desire to go with the lowest bid sometimes clouds the issue. Building is never free from surprises and issues. Select a builder that you trust you can work with when things don’t go per plan.

6. Build a team up front. Select your builder & architect, then begin design. Having the team in place, working together will insure that the design progresses efficiently and stays on budget.

7. Have fun! Building or remodeling your home should be a fun process. Following these rules should result in you being able to enjoy the process. You’ll know the budget is solid, know the payments are being managed by the title company, know that any changes will be discussed and documented, and know you have a solid schedule & move in date.