French provincial in North Oaks

This is one of the most spectacular homes we have had the pleasure of building. Set deep in the forest of North Oaks, this home has the presence of an estate that has been there for 100 years. Over 10,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms… The office on the main floor is truly amazing! 3 TV’s that retrace into cabinetry and behind artwork, it is the ultimate man cave. Over 500 sq feet, access to a cigar balcony huge wood burning fireplace, bar, secret staircase to the master bedroom and down to the entertainment room… More to follow….

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Stonewood featured in Luxury Home Quarterly!

We’ve been featured in this fine publication a few times now – Luxury Home Quarterly.

http://luxuryhomequarterly.com/

In discovering the array of custom homes that North America has to offer, Luxury Home Quarterly takes its readers into residences large and small, showcasing the people, projects, designs, and products that make up the custom-home industry.

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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.

Stonewood Selected as Dream Home Builder, 2011

Our home in Edina, being custom built and entered int he
Spring Parade of Homes, was selected as one of the 2 Dream Homes!
We’re been honored with this designation in the past, but this
year’s home will prove to be the most spectacular yet. Money raised
from the event benefits the Builder”s Outreach Foundation. Our
last Dream home raised over $15,000! Be sure to visit our home in
March, 2011

Solid Oak Timbers, cut on site

Our artisan carpenters are at work fitting timbers for the family room ceiling in our Spring 2100 Parade home.  These timbers were cut from tress felled on the Edina site, a fun story for the family that will live in this home.  At over 400 pounds per timber, it’s a tough job.  We’ll be using similar timbers and planks in the ceiling of the lower level Ratscallar (German pub room)  .

Check back for more photos later this week!

New home North Oaks

This is my first project in North Oaks, and with the slow building market, we were the first builder to apply for a new home permit in the city.

It’ll be a spectacular project! This family oriented home features a full stone exterior, slate roof, heavily wooded site, amazing location…

We just cleared the site this week. Check back for progress photos and exterior concept drawings.

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.

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.

Hillside, Stonewood’s 2011 Luxury Home Tour Model

We’re in the process of designing our next model home to be built in Medina, Minnesota. It’ll be built beside our 2010 Parade Home™ in the Willow Hill development. Last years home was selected as the “Dream Home” by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.

Designed by Eskuche Creative group, interior design by Stonewood’s staff designers, to be Furnished by Martha O’Hara Interior Design. It’ll be approx. 8500 sq. ft.

More to come as the design develops….