A couple who recently became empty nesters approached Hendel Homes, via Danielle Loven and Vivid Interior Design, with the desire for a house rooted in the classic English Tudor style with a modern twist befitting the grandeur of the Hamptons and contemporary California-style indoor and outdoor living.
In collaboration with the clients, Hendel designed and constructed their new 7,836-square-foot home in Prior Lake, which includes four bedrooms and seven baths. Organized around an intelligent floor plan ideal for family leisure and large gatherings, the home features well-curated formal and informal spaces that open to lush landscaping by Yardscapes and resort-style outdoor living spaces.
Hendel and Vivid worked with the clients to design interior spaces rich with natural metals, woods, and organic materials; designer wall coverings, marble mosaics, and waterfall-edge quartz countertops; and custom-designed and custom-built cabinets and showcase light fixtures in iron and brass.
Near the kitchen, a set of custom-paneled walnut glass doors leads to a beverage bar, behind which is the scullery or prep kitchen. The lower level of the home, designed for entertaining, features a built-in whiskey bar and custom-designed abstract glass shelves.
Natural light floods the airy formal and informal interior spaces. Hendel optimized the ways in which the interiors open to the exterior grounds to ensure fluid indoor and outdoor living and maximum entertainment value. A three-season porch, fire feature, swimming pool, alfresco patios, and outdoor kitchen are arranged on terraced levels with custom furniture and lighting.
The architectural team, in collaboration with Ron Brenner Architects, made sure the home’s pitches, overhangs, and proportions were precisely implemented to ensure a cohesive palette and balance modern and traditional elements. Because the homeowner is an auto enthusiast and collects classic cars, Hendel designed and constructed a two-level, four-car garage attached to the home, in addition to a detached 10-car garage.
The result is a casual, sophisticated home that feels perfectly at ease in the Midwest. The home was also a fun and rewarding project for Hendel, in large part because of the clients’ enthusiasm, involvement, and trust.
Form and function blend seamlessly to provide the ultimate lifestyle experience in this artisan home. This modern reinvention of timeless design delights the homeowners and their guests with highly refined and detailed living spaces open to beautiful outdoor living spaces. The curated approach deployed by Hendel, Vivid, and the homeowners has created a welcoming residence that’s also upscale, sophisticated, and artful.