2014 Home Highlights: OSLO Builders
After acquiring a large lot in Edina bordering St. John’s park, OSLO Builders designed the ideal house for a young family. The end result is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom cottage-style home; a cozy, elegant house blending traditional OSLO elements—natural materials, clean lines, classic styling—with the smart planning of modern architecture.
From the street, a large front porch paints a welcoming first impression. Once inside, the main level space welcomes large gatherings, with an open configuration between the gourmet kitchen, casual dining area, and large great room. Architectural details define the purpose of the individual spaces, giving the rooms their own personality.
The bedrooms are conveniently arranged on two levels with an expansive master suite and three bedrooms upstairs, and a guest suite on the lower level. The master suite features a sophisticated and serene master bath and soaking tub, leading to a large walk-in closet which is connected to the laundry room by a pocket door.
The bottom level features a walkout, a large bar area, and an elaborate custom-built media room with state-of-the-art audio/visual components, including an acoustic theater and surround-sound. (Another high-tech feature gives the family the opportunity to control their home’s lighting system from their smartphones; no more coming home to a dark house after a night out or weekend away.)
When the weather outside is frightful, the homeowners can work in their heated garage year-round—and keep from going stir-crazy in winter. And when the sun is shining, they can entertain on their backyard patio or catch some shade and the breeze from their screened-in porch off the kitchen.