2014 Home Highlights: OSLO Builders
There’s a saying that, in Wayzata, life is “as good as the good life in Minnesota gets.” Wayzata’s claim to fame is not only as the gateway to the Lake Minnetonka area (one of the best places to see and enjoy the lake), but also as a thriving downtown offering the latest in lakeside fashions, artwork and antiques and an eclectic mix of restaurants that enjoy sweeping views of the lakefront.
Living in a quaint neighborhood within walking distance of downtown Wayzata is only part of the draw of this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, currently on the market. Built by OSLO Builders—the home—at 4,000 square feet, is the perfect size for a small family or empty-nesters who appreciate quality design and attention to detail. The sun-filled kitchen features a custom stone hood, Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, and a roomy pantry. An informal dining area opens to and complements the living room. Ceiling beams contrast with the walls for a warm, comfortable feeling, and the 100-percent rift and quarter-sawn oak flooring adds a timeless sense of beauty.
Other interesting details include a copper roof over the front entryway, an elevated front patio, an elevator going from the heated three-car garage to the upper level—complete with a special doorbell to let the homeowners know when company has arrived, an upper level sitting room, master suite, and master bath with a 2,000-pound granite tub, and a whole-home security system controlled by a smartphone.