Luxury Home Tour 2005 & 2006 Parade of Homes(SM) 2006 | LA MAISON DE LUGE
THE LAKES OF RADISSON
LA MAISON DE LUGE
This French-Cottage inspired home is a most extraordinary new addition to The Lakes development. With three finished levels, that total 5,800 square feet, it has all of the amenities your family needs. When you enter the home Brazilian cherry wood floors lead you throughout nearly the entire main level. An abundance of large windows allow for a magnificent view of the lake and much natural light. Stained glass windows adorn the living room, the carpeted den, the master bedroom and the in-home movie theatre. The kitchen is a culinary dream featuring painted cabinets and a wood-top island. There is ample counter space with an apron front sink, a veggie sink and WOLF brand appliances. This home has six fireplaces including a three-sided fireplace in the luxurious master suite separating the sitting room from the sleeping area. The master bathroom features a whirlpool tub, two furniture-styled vanities, a linen cabinet with a built-in coffee maker, a walk-in closet with melamine shelving and its own stacked washer and dryer. The lower level is every sportsman's dream. With an exercise/hot tub room, a pool table area, a sports bar and an in-home theatre, entertaining will surely come naturally.
In June, the 2005 Twin Cities Luxury Home Tour opened the doors of 25 remarkable, one-of-a-kind homes. The event welcomed the public to explore these custom masterpieces, priced at more than one million dollars each. In celebration of the 5th annual year of showcasing the Twin Cities' top builders, the WOW Factor Awards were created.
The WOW Factor Awards are based on the opinions of the most important people on the tour: the guests. Each attendee had the opportunity to participate by voting for their favorite room in each home. Furthermore, the public was invited to apply to be a WOW Factor Awards judge. We received applications from many qualified and passionate people who were eager to be part of the process. Nine judges were selected to tour all 25 homes and highlight the builders' outstanding work in 10 categories.
The Best of the Best
Selected by the Judges
TJB Homes, Inc. This entertainment room literally has it all, including a home theater, a wine cellar, and a beautifully appointed bar area that included four built in LCD screens. I know my husband and sons would be thrilled to spend their Sunday afternoons viewing all of the NFL games at once in such a comfortable setting.
TJB Homes, Inc. This bedroom is open and airy with an adjoining semi-circular sitting area, a unique gas fireplace, and a stained glass window.
Rooms of Distinction
Selected by Attendees
TJB Homes, Inc.
- In-Ground Pool
- Roll-in Dock
LOWER LEVEL FINISH SPECIFICATIONSSPORTS BAR AREA
- WOODWORK 3¼" CASING 3½" BASE
- ALDER 6 PANEL DOORS
- CARPET MAIN AREA
- CERAMIC AT DOOR AND BEHIND BAR
- BAR TOP CERAMIC
- FULL BAR CABINETS WITH 4 BUILT IN TV'S
- PAINTED 3-1/3" CEILING COVE
- KNOCK DOWN CEILINGS
- ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
- GAS FIREPLACE WITH RAISED HEARTH AND STONE FACE
- BAR CABINETS - SEE BUILDER FOR DESIGN
- SPECIAL BRONZE DOOR
- METAL WALL WINE HOLDERS
- CONDENSER UNIT
- CERAMIC FLOOR
- CERAMIC FLOOR
- UPGRADED FIXTURE
- CULTURED GRANITE TOP
- DESIGNER MIRROR
- ALDER 6 PANEL DOOR
- ALDER WOOD WORK
- FLOOR DRAIN IN CERAMIC NEXT TO TUB
- POSSIBLE STONE DETAIL AROUND TUB
- GLASS DOOR TO ROOM WITH WORD "LAKES SPA"
- ADD PATIO DOOR
- BUILT IN ONE PIECE HOT TUB
- RECESS IN TO FLOOR 18"
- CERAMIC TOP ALONG SPA (VERIFY WITH BUILDER)
- CLEAR CEDAR WALLS AND CEILING, SHEET ROCK CEILING WITH WATER ROCK
- FOAM WALLS AND CEILING IN SPA
- DEDICATED AIR EXCHANGER
- FAN WITH HUMIDISTAT SWITCH AND TIMER
- FULL MIRROR ALONG STAIRWAY WALL
- SHOWER ROOM ALL CERAMIC FLOORS AND WAINSCOTING
- BENCH WITH HOOKS OVER DO IN CERAMIC
- BUILT IN WITH BAR SINK
- CABLE TV HOOKUP
- CERAMIC IN FRONT OF TUB AND IN FRONT OF DOOR ON FLOOR
- NOTE: TOP OF HOT TUB LEDGE MAY BE CEDAR. WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT ACCESS AREAS.
- CLEAR CEDAR IN SAUNA
- CERAMIC FLOOR
- CERAMIC 12" UP WALL
- DRAIN IN SAUNA
- COLD WATER SPIGOT TO SAUNA
- FOAM WALLS AND CEILING
- CHERRY TRIM
- DOUBLE CHERRY DOOR TO ROOM
- LIGHT BOX OVER DOOR
- BUILT IN SCREEN
- CHERRY WAINSCOTTING
- CHERRY COVE
- WIRSBO IN LOWER LEVEL AND MASTER BATHROOM
- NO HEAT IN WINE ROOM FLOOR
- MECHANICAL ROOM
- BUILD IN SHELVES
IT'S NO LONGER YOUR FATHER'S OLDSMOBILE and its certainly not his garage. With the blink of an eye, garages have gone from utilitarian storage spaces to living spaces. Think epoxy floors, sound systems, custom cabinetry and fine finishes. The garage is no longer ignored but celebrated, taking a front seat to renovation as well as scrutiny when purchasing a new home and resale-value consideration. In fact, a consumer survey by Century 21 several years ago found that garages ranked as the most Important amenity in a home, followed by large kitchens, dining rooms and big yards.
TJB Homes; photo courtesy of Landmark Photography & Design
Credit: Midwest Home September 2005, a supplement to Minnesota Monthly
A plush home brings out the kid in all of us
BY JAMES WALSH ~ PHOTOGRAPHS BY LANDMARK PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
A three-plus-car garage just meant for tinkering with a sporty ride. A private dock on a man-made lake.
A luxurious spa tucked away in a lower-level grotto.
RIGHT The "sports bar" is surrounded with televisions that pick up games from around the globe.
James Walsh is a reporter at the Star Tribune.