Crystal Bay, MN | 4 beds, 3 baths

Project Name

Minnesota Mountain Modern

Project Type



Alexander Design Group

Design Style:

Modern Industrial


2020 Spring Parade of Homes

Welcome to the Minnesota Mountain Modern home, a stunning 5,100 square foot retreat located on the serene shores of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Designed and crafted by City Homes LLC, this architectural marvel showcases the perfect blend of efficiency, style, and exceptional value.

Situated on a compact 48 ft by 135 ft lot, this Modern Split-Level design maximizes every opportunity to provide top-notch finish levels and an unparalleled living experience. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the attention to detail and thoughtful design elements.

The exterior facade is a testament to the home’s beauty, featuring a combination of naturally stained cedar and James Hardie’s black siding. This striking combination sets the stage for what awaits inside.

As you enter the home, you’ll immediately notice the custom-crafted steel staircase, a true masterpiece of artistry and elegance. With cable rails, steel posts, and 3.5-inch-thick wide oak stair treads, this staircase creates a sensation of weightlessness, as if floating on air.

The main living area boasts an open layout, promoting connectivity and allowing everyone to engage in their own activities while still staying connected. Expansive Marvin Bi-Fold Doors seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a harmonious flow between the interior living area and the outdoor porch.

Transforming the porch into a fully protected, screened oasis is made effortless with Phantom motorized retractable screens. Enjoy the beauty of nature, fresh air, and stunning lake views while also benefiting from shade, climate control, privacy, and protection from any bothersome critters.

The kitchen is a captivating space where contrasting elements come together to create an aesthetic masterpiece. White countertops perfectly complement the penny-round tile backsplash, while custom black stained cabinets and gold hardware provide a striking visual contrast.

The master suite is a haven of tranquility and privacy, flooded with abundant natural light while maintaining its elevated position. The ensuite bathroom features beautiful custom floating cabinetry and a large stand-alone soaking tub, offering a spa-like experience right at home.

Despite the limited lot space, City Homes managed to successfully incorporate four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and even a 16-foot tall sports court. Through careful design and research, the sports court was seamlessly integrated at grade level, eliminating the need for construction below the garage and resulting in a more cost-effective build.

With its thoughtful design, elegant finishes, and seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living, the Minnesota Mountain Modern home is a true testament to City Homes LLC’s commitment to building extraordinary homes that combine functionality, style, and value.