North Arm Retreat - Orono, MN

Traditional Cottage Completed in 2016 5 Bed | 6 Bath | 6,602 SQ FT

The cottage-style Craftsman exterior with cedar-shake siding, rustic, reclaimed barn timbers, and handmade cement tiles and countertops add unique architectural accents to this home. Gorgeously crafted warehouse-style doors open to a climate-controlled wine room. A Marvin bi-folding door with Phantom Screen opens the sunroom to the outdoors. This five-bedroom, six-bath home also features white oak hardwood floors and lofted ladders in the children’s suites. The home contains a whole-house backup generator, reverse-osmosis water purification system and notable green features like geothermal heating and cooling. Full-home automation allows homeowners to turn lights on and off, control heating and cooling, and enjoy audio and video, plus have access to security, cameras, door locks, and irrigation from a cell phone. Other amenities include a 566-square-foot art studio, a boathouse with a cantilevered deck, and a three-car garage.

"Best in American Living" Award Winner

The NAHB Best in American Living Awards (BALA) are highly prestigious, recognizing excellence in the residential building industry. Winning this award signifies a project’s superior design, creativity, and innovation, judged by a panel of industry experts including builders, architects, designers, and planners.

The North Arm Retreat’s award from BALA highlights its exceptional quality, setting a benchmark for design and craftsmanship in custom home building, and acknowledging it as a leader in the industry.