One of the most common questions I get from clients is: what can I do to improve the value of my home? The first three things on my list would be to eliminate obvious defects, enhance your curb appeal, and complete minor cosmetics. Then the question is, what major project comes next?
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.
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.
The classic Tudor form is stately, timeless, and inviting. 16201 Keystone is a perfect example of form and substance when it comes to the Tudor design. Much like the authentic Tudor specimens you might find in the Edina Country Club District, this luxury Lakeville home has authentic Old World Charm in spades. But the real Tudor love comes from the hand-crafted remodeling and high-end modern finishes that make it shine.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season! This is the time of year when we reflect on the things we are most grateful for. Within that spirit, let me thank you for your generous referrals in 2016 that made this our top-grossing year ever! Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty also remained the #1 Luxury Home Broker over $2M in most markets, including Edina, Minnesota.