5 Custom Homebuilding Trends for 2016

Custom luxury homebuilding ideas, Wooddale Builders, Minneapolis, MNLooking for chic and stylish homebuilding ideas? Whether you’re planning to renovate or start from scratch, here are five Minnesotan homebuilding trends to class up your humble abode and wow your guests. Check them out and see if you agree!

1.  Open Spaces Are Happy Places.

A wide open floor plan maximizes your space and increases your family’s togetherness. Strive for a welcoming studio apartment feel by tearing down walls dividing your kitchen, family room and dining room. Add luxurious floor-to-ceiling windows for a plethora of natural light and views of the great outdoors.

2.  Feel the Heat.

Fire is so hot right now! Family room fireplaces and backyard fire pits are perfect for those frigid winter evenings and buggy summer nights we Minnesotans know all too well. A cast-iron fire pit on your patio turns every night into bonfire night, while a wood or electric fireplace warms hands and hearts alike.

3.  Smartest Home on the Block.

From interchangeable tablet wall mounts and smartphone charger stations to Bluetooth AirPlay speakers, technology seamlessly integrates into many custom homes. The omnipresence of Wi-Fi and the shrinking size of devices mean less demand for spacious desks and separate home offices.

4.  Leaner and Greener.

Downsize to a smaller, energy efficient home to reduce your impact on the environment. Like the trend in cars from Hummers to Priuses, Minnesota green neighborhoods include solar panels, electric car charging stations and rain gardens. Not sure if you’re on board the green train? Green homes are cost-effective and often nearly self-sufficient. Nothing is quite as convincing as saving money.

5.  Wood is Good.

From shiplap siding to oak floors and cherry cabinets, wood provides a rustic cabin appeal that is both timeless and contemporary. Accent your live space with a splash of white for a pleasant and cozy atmosphere.

Whether you’re looking for a custom single-family home, custom townhome or custom villa, Wooddale Builders will create the living environment you envision. Contact us to learn more!

Spring 2016 Parade of Homes #344 – Bridgewater Drive, Orono

Are you looking for a slice of nature and privacy within the Minneapolis Metro? Wooddale Builders’ one-level luxury twin home at 761 Bridgewater Drive offers spectacular views of the Minnesota wetlands and a sk761 Bridgewater Drive, Orono, MN, Stone Bay, Wooddale Builders Model Homesy full of dazzling stars just five minutes west of downtown Wayzata.

As one of Wooddale Builders’ four models open for touring in the spring 2016 edition of Parade of Homes  features an open floor plan of 3,441 square ft.


Home highlights include:

  • $729,800 Listing Price
  • Luxurious Owner’s Suite with Private Bath
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Handcrafted Cabinetry
  • Screened Porch Overlooking Wetlands
  • Finished Walkout Lower Level
  • Vaulted Ceilings and Floor-to-Ceiling Windows to Let in Natural Light
  • High-end Finish Level Throughout the Home

This home is nestled within Orono’s beautifully-landscaped Stone Bay Community and offers peaceful nature just minutes from the city. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

 Spring 2016 Parade of Homes opens for touring on February 20 and runs through March 20, 2016. Model homes are free to tour and open on Thursday–Sunday from noon to 6:00 PM.

In its 68th year, the Parade of Homes once again welcomes families looking for new homes as well as anyone interested in seeing the latest trends in home building, neighborhoods and home décor and design. Wooddale Builders is teaming up with Parade of Homes again this spring to help you find your dream home in a great location at a great price. We hope to see you next month!

Find us at the 2013 Fall Parade of Homes

Come find us at Parade of Homes 2013, which start September 7, 2013 and last until September 29, 2013. We will have both Single Family homes, Townhomes and Villas available. Our Single Family models are located at:

Our Townhomes & Villas models are located at:

To find out locations and more Home features, go to our website or Parade of Homes. Hope to see you this September.