Our newest custom home sits atop a hill near Afton, enjoying gorgeous views of the St. Croix Valley, but the views inside are just as sweet. The Clients are empty nesters who wanted a home that they could enjoy for decades to come, with space enough for extended family gatherings and future grandkids.
Among their must-haves: an expansive great room with soaring stone fireplace and 15-ft. ceilings; a nook for their grand piano, a cook’s kitchen, main-floor master suite, fitness area and a spacious 3-season porch to take in the beauty of the setting.
Our 5,000 square-foot design provides all that and much more, with luxury finishes throughout. Interior designer Kristen Schammel was excited to change things up from the pale neutrals and white-enameled woodwork of many recent projects to a darker and more dramatic palette.
Millwork and cabinetry in a rich black stain contrast with lighting and hardware in a French antique gold finish. Balancing those feminine touches are rustic elements such as varied-width hickory floors, beamed ceilings and four stone–wrapped fireplaces.
This custom Afton home was featured on the 2015 Midwest Homes Luxury Home Tour.