Casual elegance defines a beautiful Minnesota home

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Casual elegance and timeless design blend together in this beautiful home designed by Swan Architecture in collaboration with City Homes, located in Edina, Minnesota. Nestled on a spacious wooded lot with panoramic views of Minnehaha Creek, this cottage-like home boasts 5,105 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The design of this home places emphasis on connecting indoor spaces with the natural surroundings. Visitors will notice the stunning landscaping leading up to the home, adding fantastic curb appeal. The backyard gardens are defined by enormous boulders — some as large as 8 feet high by 5 feet wide.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Swan Architecture BUILDER City Homes INTERIOR DESIGNER Martha O’Hara Interiors

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Underneath the dwelling’s cedar shake-covered roof, the gables flare out at the bottom instead of running straight down, providing an eye-catching design detail.

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Blue paint on the underside of the front entry stoop was a personal touch desired by the homeowners, who were inspired by homes in the South.

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What We Love: This cottage-like home in Minnesota provides warm and inviting living spaces for family living and entertaining. Interior spaces are open and airy courtesy of large windows that capture picturesque views of nature that surrounds this home. We are especially loving the living room with its cozy window seats for reading and the four-season porch to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors throughout the year.

Tell Us: What design ideas in this home do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Minnesota: Charming tudor style lake house with timeless details on Lake Minnetonka and Coastal inspired home provides a dreamy waterside oasis in Minnesota.

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Interior spaces feature a palette of warm white oak wood flooring and creamy white enamel in the millwork, beams, and cabinetry.

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Above: The home office features floor-to-ceiling shiplap walls, creating a feeling of casual elegance.

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Above: In the living room, a pair of cozy nook areas on either side of the fireplace provides the perfect spot to curl up with a good book while enjoying the views of nature through the windows. The vertical shiplap creates a casual atmosphere in this space.

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Above: The kitchen features quartzite countertops and a custom built-in hutch with a beautiful walnut top.

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A custom-built pantry located just off the kitchen and dining room connects the two living spaces while providing ample storage for a large family.

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Above: A large four-season porch is perfect for entertaining with a fireplace to extend the enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living during the colder seasons.

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Above: The primary bathroom features a freestanding tub and large shower along with a large walk-in closet – the perfect retreat to enjoy your morning.

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Above: The lower level boasts a home theater, rec room, and exercise room; perfect for entertaining family and friends.

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Above: Connected by a deck, the outdoor entertainment is expanded in the backyard.

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