Minnesota’s Native Prairie Landscape Sets the Stage for This Modern Home Near Minneapolis
Surrounded by a 90-acre conservation area, the structure takes a front row seat to views of wildlife-filled grasslands and an adjacent nature reserve.
A recently completed home in Medina, Minnesota, counts among its neighbors the many deer, sandhill cranes, and other wildlife that visit the area’s native wetlands and meadows. The property, sited within a development that includes a 90-acre conservation easement, also borders Baker Park Reserve, a regional recreation area complete with hiking trails and a large lake. Deferring to the stunning location, the home’s designers sought solutions that embrace, rather than compete with, the surrounding landscape.
“The home is set on the highest point in the community, which allows for stunning panoramic views westward over the reserve and its scenic prairie setting,” says the home’s builder, Blake Swanson of Swanson Homes. “Overall, we wanted to showcase sunlight and scenic views by utilizing expansive windows.”
Blake and his wife, interior designer Lindsey Swanson of Carbon 6 Interiors, opted for Marvin® windows and doors, selecting a variety of Casement windows and Swinging French doors from the Marvin Signature™ and Elevate™ collections. “The options from Marvin were the perfect choice to complement the overall light and airy aesthetic of the home,” Lindsey adds.