Summer/Fall, 2008
C U STO M
BUILDING
Gracious Lakeside Living
You’d think that lakeshore property in the land of 10,000 lakes would be fairly easy to
come by, but that’s hardly the case, given our year-round love of the water.
So when a lovely Lake Minnetonka lot became available in Orono, Highmark
partners Jim Moras and Terry Gaulrapp decided to use this exclusive location N. Sh
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as the setting for their striking 2008 Luxury Home Tour model.
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• The home’s dramatic
design elements include
impressive main floor
lakeside windows, arched
openings, and a doublesided arched stone
fireplace facing the lake
and dining room.
• A sloped beamed ceiling
graces the master suite,
which also features a
warming drawer for towels
and a relaxing soaking tub.
• The lovely lower level
includes a game room,
unique stone wine cellar,
bar with tin ceiling, stone
floors, and guest bedroom
with slate steam shower.
• Enjoy luxurious lakeside
living with a bluestone
patio, convenient outdoor
lake shower, and mud room
complete with a recessed
tile boot-and-pet wash!
• The two-car attached
garage includes a second
floor bedroom; an additional
detached three-car garage
features a lake view studio
or bonus room.
“This was a
rare opportunity
on several counts,”
said Jim. “Orono’s
lakeside real estate
is a precious
commodity in
general, and this
particular property
offers nearly 180
Sha
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Shorelin
degree views
of the lake.”
The vistas are
quite impressive,
because the lot’s
position and a lack
of obstructions
creates stunning views as you look across the lake as well as east
and west down the shoreline.
This idyllic location sets the theme for Highmark’s exquisite
five-bedroom lake style cottage home, which received rave reviews
during the Luxury Home Tour in June. The combination of the unique
lot and bright, airy design is complemented by graciousness
and warmth from
rustic white oak
floors and a lakeside hearth room.
Contact us for a
private showing.
OUR MISSION IS TO RAISE THE BAR OF CREATIVITY, QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE MARK FOR OUR CLIENTS.
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License #20393854
C U STO M
REMODELING
More room for kids—of all ages.
As Doug and Tama Pudvah’s children became teenagers, their traditional 1915 Arts and
Crafts home needed to expand as well, so Highmark added 700 square
feet on two levels to accommodate the crew. “The kids grew so much and
so fast that things were getting cramped, especially in the kitchen and when
their friends were visiting,” explained Tama.
Working closely with Doug and Tama, Highmark created a design and
project plan that would add extra space and comfort to daily living. “We
focused on both function and style so that their family life
would run smoother, but not at the expense of ambiance and entertaining,” said
Highmark partner Terry Gaulrapp.
The expanded floor plan included:
• A private wing for the second floor master suite and bath includes a secluded
view of the back yard.
• Creating expansive main floor living by removing two walls to open the kitchen
to the dining room and the rest of the house.
• Installing new stainless steel kitchen appliances including a six-burner Wolf range.
• Adding a dinette with oak ceiling beams, large windows, and access to the new
screened porch.
• Doubling the number of bathrooms, including a new main floor powder room
with pedestal sink and white mosaic tile floors.
An arbor and three-season porch add to the exterior
appeal of this lovely Arts and Crafts home.
• Adding a mud room with a locker system, shoe bench and organizer cabinet that
includes purse/briefcase storage and drop zone for iPods and cell phones.
• Carrying existing interior trim and other details throughout to maintain original style.
• Hydronic radiant in-floor heat under all new floors, and whole-house
high-velocity air conditioning.
• New energy-efficient Marvin double-hung windows throughout.
C U STO M
REMODELING
When you don’t have room, make some.
With youngsters aged two and four, Matt and Lisa Larson needed extra space for a
family room and storage , but their 1990’s salt box home lacked a full basement, so
some creative thinking was required. “In the design stage, it was clear that our best
option was to expand over the garage,” said Matt.
Because the Larsons had a three-car garage, the
expansion’s final design encompassed 900 square feet .
“Our goal was to give them both added space and
livability, so we worked hard to ensure everything
enhanced their current lifestyle,” explained Highmark
partner Terry Gaulrapp.
Along with the upper renovation, Highmark created a
new garage entry that includes a mud room with locker
storage system to hang coats and control clutter from
shoes, bags, cell phones and iPods. The garage was also
expanded to include a new workshop.
This stunning
upper-level
expansion
included:
• A game room with
built-in toy storage
cubbies
• Family room with
wet bar
• Guest room with
three-quarter bath
• Existing garage entry
modified to include:
- Organization area
with drop desk
and filing
- Storage area for
purses, briefcases,
iPods & cell phones
- Mud room with
locker system
- Powder room
• New garage-level
workshop
Before: An above-garage
expansion was the Larson’s best
option to add a family room, guest
bedroom and office.
• Added shed roof to
front porch to match
updated exterior style
of garage.
After: Gables, shed roofs and other new exterior details enhance this home’s traditional curb appeal.
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NEWS
Parade of Homes Fall ShowcaseSM
September 6-October 5, 2008
New Hammer
4336 Browndale, St. Louis Park
This lovely 3 bedroom/3 bath Craftsman
bungalow offers timeless ambiance and
a superb location near downtown
St. Louis Park.
• Luxurious first-floor master suit
• Exotic wood floors on main level
• Piano room and open staircase
• Granite remnants used for countertops
• Energy-efficient soy foam insulation and
geothermal heating/cooling
• Cedar Shakertown siding
Parade of Homes Fall Remodelers ShowcaseSM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 10-12
A warm welcome
to carpenter Mike
Tchida, who joined
our crew in June.
New Skills
In August, our entire crew
benefited from a two-day educational
seminar on energy efficient windows
at the Marvin Windows plant
in Warroad.
New Projects
St. Paul/Historic Renovation
Whole-house treatment of an
1880’s Summit Avenue home,
designed by Cass Gilbert.
Shorewood/Remodel
Master suite remodel expands main
floor living in a 1970s townhome.
• Master suite and bath
• Expanded kitchen, added dinette, and
opened entire dining area to main floor
• Doubled number of bathrooms, including
new main floor powder room
• Existing interior details carried throughout
to maintain original style
2-½ St. Albans Road East, Hopkins
This 1998 salt box home added style and
functionality with a stunning 900 square foot
family room expansion atop the three car
garage, plus a new ground floor workshop.
• Game room with built-in toy storage cubbies
• Family room with wet bar
• Guest room with three-quarter bath
• Main level entry includes organization and
storage area, mud and powder rooms
• Ground floor workshop
www.paradeofhomes.org
Minneapolis/Remodel
Full kitchen expansion and upgrade
in a classic urban bungalow.
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12237 Nicollet Avenue South
Burnsville, MN 55337
4808 Aldrich Ave. So., Minneapolis
This traditional 1915 four-square stucco
home was gracefully expanded with a 700
square foot, two-level addition.