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Edina, MN | 4,773 sq ft

Project Name

Electric Elegance

Project Type

Custom

Build:

New Construction

Architect:

Alexander Design Group

Interior Design:

Sarah Randolph Interiors

Green Building:

Geo thermal, solar panel, all electric home

Design Style:

Southern Colonial

The Electric Elegance project is truly exceptional, with a focus on electric power and sustainability. The project achieved an impressive Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of -20, indicating that the home generates more energy than it consumes, allowing it to give power back to the grid.

The homeowner’s Southern heritage influenced the French Colonial style of the property, particularly evident on the spacious front porch. To bring that dream to life, we worked closely with our Minnesotan based collaborators, Alexander Design Group Inc and Sarah Randolph Interiors. Adorned with rocking chairs, ceiling fans, and a column-style entry, the porch is framed by the iconic haint blue color, believed to protect inhabitants from spiritual entities.

Spanning over 4,773 square feet, the residence is powered by a combination of geothermal energy and solar panels, operating on a SPAN electrical panel. Geothermal energy is harnessed through eight wells strategically drilled throughout the property to provide heating and cooling. This efficient system utilizes pumps to harness the earth’s natural heat, ensuring the home remains comfortable in all weather conditions.

To complement these technological advancements, the structure was built using high-quality materials selected for sustainability and comfort. The Marvin windows were installed to maximize energy efficiency, preventing wastage of geothermal energy. The main level features a SimpliFire electric fireplace as the centerpiece of the long, narrow layout. Storage solutions were also a priority, with floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinets on both levels and hidden drawers cleverly crafted into the stair risers near the mudroom.

In the kitchen, the pantry door blends seamlessly with the cabinetry. Our interior designer, Sarah Randolph, chose a sophisticated soft sage green color scheme for the space. The appliances are also eco-friendly, with the Thermador induction cooktop meeting the homeowner’s culinary expectations. The cooktop only heats up when a pan is placed on it, a valuable safety feature, especially with children in the house.

The upper level of the home boasts four bedrooms, an office, and an intimate upper deck and hangout room. Due to building restrictions, a basement was not possible, so the main level accommodates lower-level highlights such as a bar, entertainment zone, fitness room, and kids’ play area. Each area is conveniently located yet separated from the heart of the home.

The music room is a standout space, described as cozy and industrial, with exposed brick walls and Orijin Stone flooring. The stone floor seamlessly connects to the outdoor patio. When the patio doors are open, it signals that it’s time to party. Vinyl records spin near the built-in bar, while Phantom screens enclose the patio for year-round use.

To read more about the Electric Elegance project, we invite you to visit it’s profile piece by Artful Living. Link can be found here.