This Morningside home reflects the charm of its early-20th century Edina neighborhood while embracing the lifestyle of a modern family. Mature trees line the streets, including a majestic oak in the front yard, which builder Rob Eldridge, president of Ridge Creek Custom Homes, took pains to preserve.
The location of the 3,846-square-foot home will no doubt draw owners who prefer proximity to Linden Hills, 50th & France, and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Another bonus: nearby Weber Field Park, offering recreational amenities that include tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and a hockey rink. Expansive windows in the kitchen, master suite, and living room allow parents to watch their children play just across the street.
Though the foyer mimics a vintage 1920s home, it leads to a flowing floor plan connecting the formal living room, kitchen, and dining room. “The rooms feel separated, but they are open so you could have 20, 30 people over for dinner, hanging out, and nobody’s stepping on each other,” says Eldridge.
The oversize kitchen island provides plenty of room for a family to gather or for the cook to chat with dinner guests. Interior designer Sarah Randolph ensured that the generous storage, cooktop with built-in griddle, and farmhouse sink are as attractive as they are practical.
The sophisticated dining room opens directly to the pièce de résistance: a screened, outdoor family room. Its rustic charm comes from reclaimed wood walls, a gas fireplace surrounded in stone, and a ceiling of stamped, reclaimed tin. An infrared grill allows cooking right in this space—no need to brave the elements or the mosquitoes.
The second floor features bedrooms for three children and a luxurious master suite. The master features a jet tub and walk-in shower. Above the built-in vanity, the mirror conceals deep shelves for toiletries, while an expansive walk-in closet keeps clothing and accessories organized. Downstairs, an 80-inch television with theater surround sound can screen the big game or a movie. The three-car, tuck-under garage provides additional storage and convenience.
By Diane L. Cormany
Photos by Spacecrafting
Builder: Ridge Creek custom Homes
Home Location: Edina
Interior Designer: Sarah Randolph Interior Design
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