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.
There's a reason why hundreds of songs have been written about California, and more specifically, the California coast. Nothing strikes at the heart of awe greater than the sky blue waters, panoramic vistas, golden beaches, and craggy shores of the over 840 miles of California coastline. This week, we pay homage to the California coastline with this beautiful Sotheby's listing in Muir Beach, California.
2017 has already proven to be a record-breaking year for luxury homes and estates. In Minnesota, we've already had 231 closed sales of $1M+ luxury homes, a 30% increase over last year at this same time! What is even more impressive is the growth in ultra luxury home sales over $2,000,000. Let's take a look at the top 5 Minnesota luxury homes and estates sold this year.
A great way to appreciate the impact that historic preservation has had on the Edina Country Club Neighborhood is to look at a specific case study of a home. With this in mind, let's take a closer look at a great home on a great street, 4602 Drexel Avenue.
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.
This advertisement appeared in July, 1935 in ‘The Crier’, the neighborhood publication for the Edina Country Club District. Thorpe Brothers, the original developers of Country Club, used this tag line: “To assist you and your friends in selecting a home of sound value." True words in 1935, and still true in 2015, some 91 years after the first home construction began in the Country Club District.
Award-winning author Margaret Atwood once said, “the Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.” All over the world we are drawn to snowy peaks for our love of reflection, recreation and escape – in search for the freshest powder and access to renowned mountains. Our Sotheby's International Luxury Home of the Week comes from Aspen, Colorado.
Nothing excites me more than a turn-of-the-century Minneapolis lakes area home. The woodwork. The leaded glass windows. The tall, carved doors. The glass knobs. The front porch. There is a certain timeless elegance to be found in these great homes in Calhoun-Isles neighborhoods. What makes 3248 Dupont so exceptional is it has all of the old world charm, combined with the very best in modern amenities.