Author Archives: Karin Miller

Introducing our 2017 Artisan Showcase Home in Edina

Introducing our 2017 Artisan Showcase Home in Edina

This empty-nester home is dramatically perched on a beautiful Edina hillside lot overlooking Mirror Lakes and a panoramic forest of oak trees.  Quaint shingle-style home with stone entry gate, gently curving overhangs and welcoming front porch. The flickering gas light accents the Wisconsin Grey and Eden Stone stonework on front porch and chimney.  Saw cut cedar shingle siding with handcrafted pattern details. Cedar shingle roof with stone chimney and copper caps.

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After entering through the welcoming front porch, experience main level living with soaring 10 foot coffered ceilings, big window views of forest, and enameled ship lap wall detail. Wire brushed rift and quarter sawn oak flooring, extensive trim details, and custom great room fireplace welcome you into the home. The main level includes a dramatic coffered ceiling sitting room/kitchen area, convenient and spacious master suite, his and her offices, a huge laundry with luggage packing room. Walk through entertaining pantry, command center. Master suite features; his and her closets, heated floors. Spectacular flow from main level to screen porch and continuing to the scenic decks for great flow and entertaining. Big and inviting screen porch connects to the outdoors with an Isokern wood burning fireplace, stone chimney, Phantom Screens, V groove cedar ceiling, and Brazilian hardwood decking. Deck steps down to additional lower level IPA terrace complete with entertaining fire pit and hot tub.  Enameled and Rubio finished cabinetry, custom Cambria countertops.

Guest friendly lower level features an inter-connected family room TV space, walk up bar, workout gym. Three guest suites make the home flexible for visits from friends and family. Reclaimed wood ceiling makes for dramatic yet cozy feel of TV/Theatre space.

Smart home technology throughout room controls audio/video, lighting scenes, blinds, HVAC, security.

If you are interested in learning more about building with Great Neighborhood Homes, please call Scott at 952-807-8765 or send him an email at scott@greatneighborhoodhomes.com.  We would love the chance to sit down with you and show you our work, explain our process and hear what you would like in your new custom home!

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We are a “Best of Edina” Finalist for Best Builder!

We are a “Best of Edina” Finalist for Best Builder!

Thank you for the votes Edina…we are honors to be a finalist on the “Best Of Edina” Readers’ Choice awards for 2017!  We are proud to be within this list of other businesses who were chosen by the residents of Edina.  #gnhcustomhomes     FOOD & RESTAURANTS Best Patio Dining Ciao Bella Pinstripes Tavern onContinue Reading

Doors of Great Neighborhood Homes

Doors of Great Neighborhood Homes

Great Neighborhood Homes is a boutique custom home builder who specializes in favorite old neighborhoods.  We create timeless architecture to fit the neighborhood and finely crafted interiors to fit the family’s lifestyle. Convenient 50th and France design studio and in-house design team makes the home building process convenient, simple and fun!       The front door and entrance toContinue Reading

Bold Look of Color in the Kitchen

Bold Look of Color in the Kitchen

We love the look of color in the kitchen!  A little here and a little there…or a BAM of color is what you want…here are some creative ways to add color to kitchens. Below are examples of our work as custom home builders in the Minneapolis Area. This home is an urban cottage houses fromContinue Reading

Take the GNH Driving Tour through Edina and the Minneapolis Lakes

Take the GNH Driving Tour through Edina and the Minneapolis Lakes

As a specialty design-build firm, we build custom homes, do major renovations and provide premium interior design services. Truly one-stop shopping!  We know how to maximize the value of your investment and take the time to make sure every dollar is well spent. As a result, our homes have a higher level of finish, lowerContinue Reading

We LOVE the Dutch Door!

We LOVE the Dutch Door!

The charming dutch doors is a classic split door that can open on the top and bottom, but typically locks together like a traditional front door.  The dutch doors at our MPLS St.Paul Magazine, ASID Showcase Home and our 2016 Artisan Home Tour proved to be showstoppers.  People love dutch doors for their welcoming spirit thatContinue Reading

Family Testimonal – GNH’s Fun and Simple Process!

Family Testimonal – GNH’s Fun and Simple Process!

The family who we built this whimsical farmhouse-inspired new construction home just sent us this wonderful testimonial.  What a pleasure it was to help this family build a custom home that was not only everything they wanted and needed for their family, but was also simple and enjoyable during the process. “Not everyone becomes friends with their builder. ButContinue Reading

Wall of Windows

Wall of Windows

Let the SUN SHINE IN as we turn the corner on our Minnesota Winter!   This home was recently built just a few houses from our favorite city lake, Lake Harriet.  This urban lot is an excellent location to walk, bike or run around the lake.       If you have your favorite piano andContinue Reading

A GNH Brew House…The Cake Eater Brewery!

A GNH Brew House…The Cake Eater Brewery!

“Every Day I Need Another” IPA was brewed at THE CAKE EATER BREWERY at our Artisan Home at 5115 Wooddale Glen in Edina. This modern organic cottage with refined architecture is in a classic Edina neighborhood, with timeless and fresh design.  Complete with a Brew House! Give Scott a call if you are interested in talking further about aContinue Reading

Happy New Year, Happy New Home Gym!

Happy New Year, Happy New Home Gym!

The first thing on everyone’s minds as the New Year starts is health and fitness. Whether we overstuffed ourselves during the holidays or we just want to become or stay active, we all feel inspired. At Great Neighborhood Homes, we take the family’s lifestyle into consideration during our design process.  Most of our families wantContinue Reading