All in the Details

This Lake Elmo home offers picturesque golf course views and upscale elements without sacrificing warmth
Stately tapered columns with wide stone foundations are a striking element in the exterior of this new modern cottage by Hartman Homes. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Stately tapered columns with wide stone foundations are a striking element in the exterior of this new modern cottage by Hartman Homes. (Spacecrafting)

From the initial steps inside the foyer with its wainscoted walls, barrel vault ceiling, and hand-blown glass light fixture, this luxury cottage is brimming with character and upscale details. Perched on the perimeter of The Royal Club, an Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam-designed championship golf course, the location only adds to the home’s overall appeal.

Hartman Homes has added plenty of charm to the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home with more than 5,358 finished square feet by putting the focus on stunning ceilings, creative lighting, large windows offering plenty of serene views of the golf course, and even a couple surprises. The custom home building group enlisted architectural designer Tom Anitzberger to work on the home.

Hartman Homes’ president Mike Hartman says the home’s prime golf course location and the talents of his interior designer, Julie Speer, make this modern cottage stand out among other homes.

“Julie has put a lot of focus on light fixtures, which I love,” says Hartman. “I think a lot of builders and designers are not going to spend much money on lighting, but the fixtures we put in are added style.”

Speer adds, “The ceiling details and the millwork details are not over the top. But they create a cohesive vibe and add a level of character you might not always see in a new house.”

An open concept first-floor living space features wire-brushed white oak floors, built-in entertainment center, stone fireplace and tray vault ceiling decked out in shiplap details, and a cascading, chandelier-style light fixture. In the adjacent dining room, a reverse soffit ceiling with rope lighting defines the space.

The kitchen features cerused oak and painted cabinetry, an 11.5-foot-wide island, quartz countertops, and marble backsplash. In the spacious pantry, there’s a handy pass-through to the three-car garage—bringing in groceries has never been easier.

The main floor master bedroom has a coffered ceiling and spacious walk-in closet leading to the laundry room. The master bath has everything you’d expect in a luxury home including a soaking tub, ceramic tiled floors, and a beautifully tiled travertine shower.

Off the kitchen, a staircase leads to a large bonus space perfect for an exercise room or art studio, complete with a bathroom and additional storage space. The lower-level family and game area boasts a stone fireplace, built-in cabinets, wine cellar, and sauna.

While the overall house is impressive, its hidden gem is a three-season porch off the great room with vaulted shiplap ceiling, a grand stone fireplace, and side deck perfect for grilling. Bonus: There’s even a garage under the porch to park your golf cart.


Luxury Home Tour

Builder

Hartman Homes

Home location

Lake Elmo

Square footage

5,358

Sponsors

Andersen Windows & Doors
Marketplace Home Mortgage, L.L.C.
Trane
James Hardie


A three-season porch located off the home’s great room features the same vaulted ceiling in white shiplap detail and beautiful stone accents found in the main living area. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
A three-season porch located off the home’s great room features the same vaulted ceiling in white shiplap detail and beautiful stone accents found in the main living area. (Spacecrafting)
Hanging pendant lights echo the cascading chandelier just around the corner. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Hanging pendant lights echo the cascading chandelier just around the corner. (Spacecrafting)
The same stone accents are found in the lower-level bar. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
The same stone accents are found in the lower-level bar. (Spacecrafting)
The same stone accents are found in the lower-level seating areas. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
The same stone accents are found in the lower-level seating areas. (Spacecrafting)
Quartz countertops and a marble backsplash offset the kitchen’s cerused oak cabinetry and white oak flooring. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Quartz countertops and a marble backsplash offset the kitchen’s cerused oak cabinetry and white oak flooring. (Spacecrafting)
More creative lighting can be found inside the master bedroom, which boasts its own modern chandelier, wood accents, and sweeping views of the golf course. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
More creative lighting can be found inside the master bedroom, which boasts its own modern chandelier, wood accents, and sweeping views of the golf course. (Spacecrafting)
Throughout the home, sliding glass doors create seamless room-to-room transitions. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Throughout the home, sliding glass doors create seamless room-to-room transitions. (Spacecrafting)

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