Rustic Mountain Style is At Home in West Lakeland Home

DiVine Custom Homes exterior

You almost forget that you’re in Minnesota and not in the mountains of Aspen once inside this 5,200-square-foot lodge-style West Lakeland house, situated on a wooded 3-acre lot.

The home was a collaboration between the homeowners and Divine Custom Homes, who took a cue from the natural surroundings. “The homeowners love the rustic feel, and we tried to show that in every aspect when building this home,” explains Jeff Warren, president of Divine Custom Homes.

The rugged and unmistakably refined character is evident in the vaulted ceiling, barn timber trusses, and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The airy entrance provides sweeping views of the open living, dining, and kitchen spaces; a unique kitchen hood in a faux metallic-painted finish; and a kitchen island with a dramatic black hand-rubbed finish. The three-season cedar-shake-and-stone “cabin room” porch—one of Divine’s signature elements—features a wood-burning fireplace and expansive windows. The master suite follows the rustic theme with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and barn wood beams. Superior craftsmanship can be seen in the stonework, reclaimed Wisconsin barn timbers, knotty alder cabinetry, and hickory flooring, giving the home a warm, organic, authentic mountain feel.

On the lower level, the rugged aesthetic continues with a rustic 350-bottle wine cellar, 12-foot bar featuring a 3-inch-thick oak tree bar top, game and media room, two bedrooms, and bathroom. The ceramic tub surround resembles distressed wood, and there’s a realistic-looking mosaic pebble tile floor. Says Jeff, “There’s character in even the smallest details!”

The Luxury Home Tour takes place the first three weekends in June (June 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18). Tour nine million-dollar-plus homes across the Twin Cities built by some of the best custom builders in the market. Whether you’re looking to build, remodel or simply dream, you’ll find inspiration on this year’s Luxury Home Tour.

Buy your Luxury Home Tour Passport Ticket online at or at your local Kowalski’s Markets  Passport Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the homes and provide one-time entry into each home during the tour, and a one-time bonus revisit to the home of your choice. Tickets for single home visits are available at the door for $5 each.



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