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Medina, MN | 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Project Name

Modern Prairie

Project Type

Custom

Interior Design:

Randolph Interior Design

Architectural Design:

James McNeal Architecture and Design

Green Building:

Yes, including triple paned windows

Age-In-Place:

Yes

Tour:

2023 Fall Artisan Home Tour

Style:

Modern Wabi-Sabi

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this architectural masterpiece seamlessly blends the sleek, clean lines of a modern home with subtle nods to the serenity of Asian-inspired design elements. Central to the design philosophy of Modern Prairie is the harmonious fusion of form and function. The heart of the home, takes center stage with a thoughtful layout that effortlessly connects the kitchen to the inviting great room and dining space which are accentuated by a two-sided, two-story fireplace  A butler’s pantry adds a touch of practical luxury, offering both storage and a supplementary workspace conveniently located near the garage for seamless grocery unloading.

With careful planning and consideration, Modern Prairie was designed to meet the CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) standards. This allows our homeowners to live comfortably and independently in their own homes as they age. The home features a main-level primary suite, a staircase ready for future elevator installation, and an unfinished lower level prepared for future expansion. We’ve included important features in this age-in-place home design, such as zero entry thresholds, wider hallways, a curb less shower, toe-kick lighting, and easily reachable appliances. This forward-thinking approach ensures both current comfort and future adaptability.

The main-level living in this home is designed with both function and entertainment in mind. It features an open-concept floor plan that includes a custom piano bar room, complete with a backlit Mont Blanc marble backsplash. This room adjoins the great room, which features a surrounding view of the property using two-story triple pane windows by Kolbe Windows, a grand lotus leaf chandelier, and a striking two-sided fireplace with a stone surround.

The centerpiece of our kitchen is a remarkable five-by-ten-foot island topped with 3cm Meteorite quartz, featuring mitered and waterfall edges. For a cohesive look, we extended the quartz up the wall to form a full-height backsplash behind the 48-inch professional-grade Miele dual-fuel range, a dream for any cooking enthusiast. Flanking each side of the kitchen is a serene, screened porch fitted with Phantom Screens, and a butler’s pantry. The pantry comes with a versatile Miele steam oven and quartersawn white oak cabinets, offering a sleek and clean finish.

Modern Prairie truly embodies a tranquil retreat that merges the principles of modern design with the serenity of Asian influences. By incorporating thoughtful details and forward-thinking designs, we’ve created a versatile home that not only meets the needs of the present but also anticipates the future. The result is a space that is not only beautiful but also functional, creating a warm and inviting environment that is truly a joy to live in.