Maybe you have an itch to change things up on your main level, or maybe you’re lacking in the inspiration department. Maybe you scored a weekend free of plans. (Or, maybe you’re in an all-of-the-above type of situation.) Regardless, you can count on the five remodeled homes featured on Midwest Home’s annual Luxury Home Tour to provide the much-needed motivation to start a new project, finish a long-neglected one, or get stoked to start a remodel of your own.
If you’re a seasoned Luxury Home Tour goer, you might notice this year’s self-guided tour is a little different than years past. For the first time, new builds and custom remodels on the tour have combined into one can’t-miss experience, making it easier than ever to see all the featured homes on your own time and in your own way.
But don’t miss out: These luxury remodels are only available to visit the first weekend of the tour on Aug. 2-4 from noon to 6 p.m. With an average remodel budget of more than $580,000, you can expect nothing less than the very best from the area’s top builders, architects, and designers in the industry. Time to reschedule your plans, because this is a weekend worth clearing in your calendar. The first thing to pencil back in? 3490 Lythrum Way.
That’s the address for our first stop, located in Mound. Perched on a Lake Minnetonka peninsula, this whole-house remodel by Denali Custom Homes and architectural designer David Zweber makes lakeside living a breeze. Together, they transformed the 1955 home to accommodate for one-level living, modern design, and an open floor plan that flawlessly combines contemporary finishes with comfortable furnishings. Less than five miles east, you’ll discover another waterside wonder in Minnetrista by FBC Remodel. What used to be reminiscent of a 1970s hunting cabin now features the homeowners’ dream kitchen, reclaimed wooden beams, and even a secret bookcase door.
Up in Medina, you’ll appreciate the elevated and sophisticated farmhouse style of this Lecy Bros. Home & Remodeling main-floor renovation. The rest of Stop 3 promises natural light, bright colors, a whitewashed original brick fireplace, and one of the home’s many must-see features: the wall of tile that surrounds a see-through fireplace in the master bath.
Almost directly south, you’ll find the fourth (and oldest) remodel on the tour—a 1933 Wayzata home refreshed from top to bottom by BayCliff Homes’ Bill Worms and interior designers Jeanne Anselmo and Karen Soojan. Here, you’ll pick up on a tranquil, approachable vibe with a kitchen and dining area most can only dream of, featuring a long restaurant-style banquette and two dining room tables. (Be sure to look up when you walk in, too—there’s a rock chandelier that dangles in the entryway.)
Before you take on the tour’s new custom builds, finish strong in Eden Prairie at the last luxury remodel on the 2019 tour. With the help of mackmiller design + build, these homeowners traded an outdated, 1980s look for a modern color palette, custom cabinets, and ample space for entertaining guests. With details galore, keep an eye out for wire-brushed, honed granite with embedded gemstone garnets and a striking wall of storage solutions.
What: Midwest Home’s Luxury Home Tour Remodel Locations
When: Aug. 2-4, noon to 6 p.m.
Tickets: $15 at Twin Cities Menards and Cub Foods locations, $20 online at LuxuryHomeTour.net, and $25 at the door
Directions: Visit LuxuryHomeTour.net for addresses, directions, maps, and more information about each home.