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May 31, 2017

What is Home Automation?

What is Home Automation?

  When you talk about automation systems, you might think that all this encompasses is the system that helps your home’s lights, locks and electrical systems run on automatic. While this is partially true, this is not all automation systems are about. There are actually a number of automation systems that can be integrated into […]

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Gardening 101: You don’t need a green thumb, just a little space

Gardening 101:  You don’t need a green thumb, just a little space

  Gardening is a source of inner peace and joy to both adults and children alike. It is a great family time hobby, and can have a magical effect on everyone that nothing else does. It doesn’t need to take a ton of time or space. Depending on your lot, your favorite vegetables, fruits or […]

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Meet Erich, City Homes’ Managing Director

Meet Erich, City Homes’ Managing Director

With an eye for architecture and a degree in Interior Design, Erich is the man behind the details at City Homes. He oversees operations and assists the principals with administration, finances, estimating, purchasing, and marketing.   Erich enjoys cooking, cross-fit, hiking, skiing, playing sports, coaching, and spending quality time with family and friends. He and […]

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City Homes is Featured in the 2017 Luxury Home Tour

City Homes is Featured in the 2017 Luxury Home Tour

4232 Sidell Trail, Edina, MN 55416   This cottage style home, complete with a welcoming front porch, looks like a slice of Americana, as comfortable in the country as it is in the city, or—more specifically—in the Morningside area of Edina. And just like country living, there’s an incredible sense of community here.  The inspiration […]

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February 24, 2017

Color Trends in New Construction: Designer’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Paint Palette

Color Trends in New Construction: Designer’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Paint Palette

A fresh coat of paint offers a simple and inexpensive way to transform a home, but that doesn’t mean selecting the perfect palette is easy. At Martha O’Hara Interiors, one of our most common requests from clients (and on social media) is how to choose the perfect hue. When there’s thousands of shades of white […]

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Granite-Tops, a City Homes Industry Partner

Granite-Tops, a City Homes Industry Partner

  Granite-Tops is a full service fabricator. We do our own field measuring, fabrication and installation along with offering our customers beautiful selection centers stocked with a large volume of countertop options. We stock natural stone and quartz slabs as well as sampling from many quartz and solid surface manufacturers. For over 20 years we […]

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Meet Todd, City Homes’ Senior Construction Manager

Meet Todd, City Homes’ Senior Construction Manager

Todd began working in home building at an early age, worked his way to owning his own framing company, and then dove into the detailed work of remodeling older homes. Since Todd partnered with City Homes, rumor has it, he hasn’t looked back.   A proud father of four kids, one great dane, a cat, […]

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November 18, 2016

Meet Chris, City Homes’ Principal/General Contractor

Meet Chris, City Homes’ Principal/General Contractor

To say Chris is passionate about home building is an understatement. His high energy and excitement about each project is infectious. Chris has years of experience in high-end home construction. A true perfectionist, his focus is on the beautiful craftsmanship that makes each home a work of art.   When not on the job, Chris […]

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Alexander Design Group

Alexander Design Group

  The desire to create beautifully crafted homes that reflect each of our customers has been driving our design process since 1984. Over thirty years later we are continually adding to our diverse portfolio of unique, award-winning homes.   Designing your new custom home is an exciting and rewarding journey and we’ll be there to […]

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November 17, 2016

Fabulous Ideas for Christmas Tables

Fabulous Ideas for Christmas Tables

Check out these six dazzling table settings and centerpieces for sparkling inspiration when hosting get-togethers for family and friends this holiday season.   Festive tulips While tulips are typically considered a spring flower, they make a stunning Christmas arrangement if you can find them. Arrange red tulips alongside pine branches and snowberries (or any white berries) […]

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