New England is not just the home to the first Thanksgiving, it's the birthplace of American home architecture and design. The colonists brought with them their sense of European design, with all the hallmarks of Greek and Roman typology, but they also adapted these influences to what they found on the ground in the New World. Here are a few of the most popular colonial design types inspired by New England.
One of the greatest times of the year for home lovers happens in early March, as we transition into the annual Spring Parade of Homes Tour, which runs from Saturday, March 4, to Sunday April 2, 2017. What is great about the Spring Parade of Homes is you get a first-hand look at the latest in design trends, architecture, and interiors. This year, we are representing a beautiful new home in the Normandale Park Neighborhood that is beautiful, sustainable, and an amazing value for new construction in Edina.
2016 proved to be a ground-breaking year for many trends in building and design, including a further merging of technology and our homes. But with the digital age also comes a yearning for quiet, contemplative, warm spaces where we can recharge in, well, a more analog way. With that in mind, here are the top 10 trends in home and design for 2017.
True mid-century gems are few and far between in the markets today. In fact, many are being torn down in prime locations where the dirt has become more expensive (and desirable) than the home. But in Golden Valley neighborhoods like Tyrol Hills and pockets of Edina, you can still find true-to-form mid-century modern homes like 400 Westwood Drive.
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, a room with a waterfront view is the ultimate luxury. In fact, the largest luxury home market in the state is a waterfront community: Lake Minnetonka. Whether it’s the tranquility of rolling ocean waves, or the calm serenity and stillness of a lake, a waterfront vista is the most coveted amenity. Here is our selection of alluring luxury waterfront homes.
There is no better example of the luxury lifestyle match than homes constructed on golf courses. The views are extraordinary, and the immediate access to the top greens in the world make it an unparalleled experience for these luxury homeowners. Here is a small selection of elite golf properties on PGA certified golf courses.
The Mid-Century Modern homes in Edina, the 1950's ramblers, are disappearing fast. In-fill new construction homes are slowly (about 200/year) replacing many of these precious specimens, which are often considered passe in terms of their size, floor plans, and amenities. But there are still opportunities out there to own one. Here's one: 6913 Dawson Ln, Edina, MN.