This story really begins way before these two wonderful, new build projects. Friendships were made, stories were shared and builder names were discussed.

Our two homeowners knew what was important to them, community, great schools and the desire to live around the ‘Lakes’. Deephaven, Minnesota has long been known for its unique small community and our homeowners knew what they wanted, and being in the same community as their friends would be bonus points.

Deephaven Minnesota is known for the points and peninsulas overlooking lake Minnetonka providing some of the City’s most beautiful home sites, and the lake furnishes endless opportunities for year‐round recreational activities.

The First New Home Design: Family 1

Our first family knew where they wanted to be, but who could make their dream home a realty was another search. Boyer Building Corporation was fortunate to have be chosen as the design and build team for their beautiful new home, accommodating their young and growing family.

The exterior of a brand new custom home with a modern farmhouse style.

Their desired home design was a contemporary farmhouse with an open concept layout to fit their love of entertaining. Among many of the details, we incorporated custom Douglas fir beams to warm the beautiful white, airy space that spanned from the kitchen, dining space to the great room.

A look from the living room into the kitchen with Dura Supreme cabinets and straight laid ceiling beams.

The kitchen design uses “White” painted Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Hudson door style with optional solid slab drawer fronts to add a contemporary flair to the classic shaker door style.

The furniture style kitchen island table and wood countertop add a beautiful modern farmhouse centerpiece to the room. The contrasting “Storm Gray” paint from Dura Supreme also adds a delightful burst of drama.

A dark gray painted kitchen island that is half cabinets and half kitchen table style.

The abundance of windows and natural light seems to flow from the main floor through the wonderful screen porch, right up to the second floor bedrooms.

The kitchen design is built around the stunning backyard views, centering the kitchen sink on the view and making sure the view is easy to take in while standing at the range.  

The screened porch off the main living room.

All that was needed was their good friends nearby…


The Second New Home Design: Family 2

Soon after we finished the first family’s home, we received a referral for a second family, good friends and soon to be neighbors of the first Deephaven family. We were delighted to get started creating their dream house in the ‘Lakes’ as well.

The exterior of a brand new custom home with a modern farmhouse style.
The exterior of a brand new custom home with a modern farmhouse style.

Working with our second family, our team soon found out their love of everything cottage-like and this included Deephaven. They also love for keeping things open and were hoping for a color palette that is light in color and warm in style.

With some similar tastes as their friends, we incorporated Dura Supreme’s Hudson shaker door style in  “Strom Gray” paint on a furniture styled kitchen island (inspired by their friend’s kitchen island). The perimeter of the kitchen uses the same door style, but takes on more of a modern cottage look with mullion glass cabinet doors and a “Pearl” painted finish to contrast the island.

Beams and the river rock stonework from the exterior pillars were brought into their beautiful fireplace and highlighted with a reclaimed barn wood mantel.

Tongue and groove ceiling with an unobstructed view out of their new porch makes this main floor live large unlike most “cottages” which was the initial wish. The upstairs lives large with its common area for their children.

The sun room in the new custom home build in Minnesota. A cabin inspired style is created with the wood paneled ceiling and floor to ceiling wood window frames. It's the perfect place to enjoy the views of the backyard.

Family time is key in this beautiful new build.


Not One But TWO Happy Homes!

Of course, our story has a happy ending – both families couldn’t be more thrilled about their new homes with Dura Supreme Cabinetry!

Boyer Building Corporattion Logo. Guest Blog Author and Kitchen Designer.

For over 70 years, Boyer Building Corporation has been a premier home builder and full-service remodeler in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. Their company has built a reputation from their history of superior craftsmanship and service. Their time-honor traditions and commitment to custom, value-driven craftsmanship have been passed down for over four generations. Their design & craftsmanship is supported by a staff of full-time designers, carpenters, field supervisors, and project managers as well as quality building partners. The Boyer brothers are intimately involved in every project and together bring over 120 years of combined building experience to the table.

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