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See for yourself: The master bedroom in this chic Lake Elmo home is a stunner. Tiered ceilings and floating dark wood beams will catch your eye and hold your gaze, while a sliding barn door adds a farmhouse touch to the suite and leads to two separate walk-in closets off the luxurious master bath—made complete with ceramic tiles, a soaking tub, and peaceful rain shower.
“It’s not overdone,” says TJB Homes owner Tom Budzynski about the upscale five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,700-square-foot home. “It’s done well.”
And that it is, because on the lower level, you’ll find a space designed to entertain with two additional bedrooms, an exercise space, billiards room, sauna, and more. A spacious dining area leads out to an outdoor patio, while a stone fireplace, built-in cabinets, and bank of bar-inspired seating creates an inviting family room setting. Nearby, a full-size wet bar sits adjacent to a glassed-in wine cellar that mimics the stone fireplace found on the main level.
That main-floor fireplace, made of natural stone and surrounded by white built-ins and lovely oak flooring, steals the show in the great room. But if you look up, you’ll notice an equally impressive and statement-making feature: a stunning cathedral ceiling with white shiplap and dark wood beams.
Dark-stained wood, oak details, and various shades of blue continue throughout the house. A large white oak island with a quartz countertop anchors the kitchen, which features a gorgeous white oak range hood, granite countertops, and a separate refrigerator and freezer with a prep area in between.
For when the homeowners want to entertain the neighborhood with a summer evening cookout, a charming paver courtyard with a water feature will make visitors feel right at home. Plus, a roomy deck and large windows take full advantage of picturesque views of the Royal Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam-designed championship course.
“The overall basic design is my creation,” Budzynski says about the home. “Going through it, we wanted to create unique areas in every space. I think we did a pretty good job.”
- Builder: TJB Homes
- Home location: Lake Elmo
- Square footage: 4,700
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5