Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season surrounded by loved ones and are ready for what 2018 may bring! At Kootenia, we are looking forward to a year of new home construction, renovation, and fulfilling the dreams & ideas of clients old & new. Our goal is to continue providing impeccable quality craftsmanship to Minnesota homebuilders in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Here is a sneak peek into some of the best features of 2 new custom homes already underway in the Twin Cities. 

Rapp Farm: Custom 5 Bedroom Family Home

In the Rapp Farm neighborhood, located in the stellar community of North Oaks, a new custom home broke ground last week. This 2 story was personalized to suit the needs and wants of a specific family and will contain 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a 3-car garage and more than 4,000 finished square feet.

The exterior of the home will have James Hardie vertical siding with Hardie Trim boards and manufactured stone. James Hardie siding and trim are an excellent choice for a homes exterior because they offer long lasting protection from the elements while also giving you a beautiful, natural look. James Hardie siding is also unique and visually appealing without being too trendy.

Other distinguishing characteristics of this home are elements of both the Great Room and Kitchen. The Great Room has crown molding with a wood beamed ceiling, transom windows, custom-built mantle with ceramic tile surrounding the gas fireplace, and built-in cabinetry with glass doors. The Gourmet Kitchen is a chef’s dream; with double ovens, granite countertops, a large center island with overhanging snack bar, double sink, slow close drawers, extra large refrigerator, enameled cabinetry with glass doors, LED under cabinet lighting to name a few, this kitchen is perfect for cooking and hosting family and friends.

Some of our other favorite features of this home include wood flooring throughout the foyer, dining room, kitchen, and dinette, a frameless shower door and makeup station with separate mirror and stack of drawers in the master suite, and the finished lower level with large wet bar, granite countertops, and zone heating!

Saddle Club: Custom Walkout Rambler Model

In the Saddle Club neighborhood of Lino Lakes we have begun construction on a stunning walkout rambler model that will be packed with upgrades and include 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 3 car garage and over 3,000 finished square feet.

Beautiful wood flooring, 10-foot ceilings, and walls of Pella windows span throughout the open concept Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining room of this home. The Great Room has a ceiling detail, built-in enameled cabinetry, and wood mantle with stone surrounding the heat & glo gas fireplace. The Gourmet Kitchen has an enormous granite center island, double sinks overlooking the backyard, double ovens, walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliances.

Another great aspect of this home is the fact that there are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on both the main and lower level. The tranquil master bathroom has insulated walls, a massive walk-in ceramic tile shower, and large freestanding soaker tub.

Finally, the walkout lower level is completely finished with a wet bar, snack counter with granite countertops, and a second stone heat & glo gas fireplace!

Whether you are interested in building a 2 story, a rambler, remodeling apart of your existing home or have a vision all your own, Kootenia Homes may be the builder for you. Contact us today to see some of our work and to learn more about Rapp Farm, North Oaks and Saddle Club, Lino Lakes.

Here’s to a great 2018!