Rustic Charm

A new build with a chic farmhouse cottage feel makes itself right at home on a popular golf course that serves up serene views
Situated on the edge of the scenic Royal Club championship golf course, the home features a three-car garage and a paver courtyard leading up to the front door. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Situated on the edge of the scenic Royal Club championship golf course, the home features a three-car garage and a paver courtyard leading up to the front door. (Spacecrafting)

A charming paver courtyard with a water feature makes visitors feel right at home as they walk up to the door of this traditional cottage-inspired home. Once inside, the home’s open concept living area with its large windows takes full advantage of picturesque views of The Royal Club, an Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam-designed championship golf course.

“The overall basic design is my creation,” says owner Tom Budzynski about the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,700-square-foot home. “Going through it, we wanted to create unique areas in every space. I think we did a pretty good job.”

A stunning cathedral ceiling featuring white shiplap and dark wood beams defines the great room space, which features a natural stone fireplace, built-ins, and oak flooring. The windows in both the great room and adjacent dining area showcase the gently rolling hills outside. A spacious deck off the main floor is perfect for summer evening cookouts and spirited gatherings.

Dark-stained wood and oak details continue throughout the house. A large white oak island topped with light quartz anchors the kitchen, which includes a white oak range hood, granite countertops, and separate refrigerator and freezer with prep area in between.

The master bedroom is a stunner with an eye-catching tiered ceiling that includes floating dark wood beams. A sliding barn door adds a farmhouse touch and leads to two separate large walk-in closets right off the luxurious master bath with ceramic tiles, soaking tub, and soothing rain shower.

The lower level is an entertainer’s dream. On one side of the stone entryway is a striking glassed-in wine cellar next to a wet bar across from a dining area that leads out to a sizable outdoor patio. A bank of bar-inspired seating faces the inviting family room with stone fireplace and built-in cabinets. Along with two additional bedrooms, the lower level includes an exercise space, billiards room, and sauna.

“It’s not overdone,” Budzynski says about the upscale home. “It’s done well.”


Luxury Home Tour

Builder

TJB Homes

Home location

Lake Elmo

Square footage

4,700

Sponsors

Andersen Windows & Doors
Granite-Tops, Inc.


A lofty cathedral ceiling featuring dark wood beams and white shiplap lend a sense of contemporary grandeur to this traditional cottage-inspired Lake Elmo home. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
A lofty cathedral ceiling featuring dark wood beams and white shiplap lend a sense of contemporary grandeur to this traditional cottage-inspired Lake Elmo home. (Spacecrafting)
A full-size wet bar with an adjacent glassed-in wine cellar built into a stone entryway that mimics the fireplace found upstairs. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Adjacent to the full-size wet bar is a glassed-in wine cellar built into a stone entryway that mimics the fireplace found upstairs. (Spacecrafting)
 Inside, views of the hills can be enjoyed from the spacious great room, which showcases generous windows, a natural stone fireplace, and custom built-ins. Part of Midwest Home's Luxury Home tour 2018.
Inside, views of the hills can be enjoyed from the spacious great room, which showcases generous windows, a natural stone fireplace, and custom built-ins. (Spacecrafting)
Taking design cues from the rest of the home, the master bedroom features a ceiling with floating dark wood beams. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Taking design cues from the rest of the home, the master bedroom features a ceiling with floating dark wood beams. (Spacecrafting)
A sliding barn door that leads to a bathroom complete with soaking tub and soothing rain shower. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
A sliding barn door that leads to a bathroom complete with soaking tub and soothing rain shower. (Spacecrafting)
Built for entertaining, the home offers a plethora of gathering spaces, from the sizable deck located off the dining area to the entire lower level, where brick and stone accents create a soft, rustic feel. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Built for entertaining, the home offers a plethora of gathering spaces, from the sizable deck located off the dining area to the entire lower level, where brick and stone accents create a soft, rustic feel. (Spacecrafting)
The home’s office is brightly lit, thanks to a wall of generously sized windows. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
The home’s office is brightly lit, thanks to a wall of generously sized windows. (Spacecrafting)
The in-home sauna offers a way to warm up in the winter. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
The in-home sauna offers a way to warm up in the winter. (Spacecrafting)
An additional seating area can be found on the patio in the backyard. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
An additional seating area can be found on the patio in the backyard. (Spacecrafting)
Wood details continue the home’s cottage-chic aesthetic in the kitchen, where the island and range hood are both made of beautiful white oak. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.
Wood details continue the home’s cottage-chic aesthetic in the kitchen, where the island and range hood are both made of beautiful white oak. (Spacecrafting)

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