The Idea Farm

Horse Barn, House and Carriage House viewed from the spring pasture, Idea Farm, Afton
Environmentally friendly tree relocation and high efficiency spray foam insulation, Idea Farm, Afton
It takes a lot of energy to run a cloths dryer, all to do something the air will do for free, Afton, Minnesota
Solar Panels provide 16 maga watts of electricity annually, Idea Farm, Afton
Dining room farm table and Soapstone kitchen island, Idea Farm, Afton
Open concept dining, living and kitchen, Idea Farm, Afton
Basement lower level Gaucho Room with reflective ceiling , Idea Farm, Afton
Master Bath shower with orchid windows, Idea Farm, Afton
Exterior front and carriage house in winter, Idea Farm, Afton
See the Idea Farm story featured in six episodes of Blueprint For Green, hosted by Randy Meier of KARE 11

The Idea Farm

This green custom home is a sophisticated blend of rustic and refinement. Everything about it was purposefully planned for a couple committed to living close to the earth and following a lifestyle of comfort in simplicity. Affectionately named “The Idea Farm,” for its innovation in green and sustainable building practices, this home is only the second new home in Minnesota to receive a Gold Rating by MN GreenStar.  With the design and construction of The Idea Farm, Minnesota’s second gold certified MN GreenStar Home, green technologies and sustainable practices are combined with beautiful and practical architecture.

Todd Buchanan Photography – Dick Sonnen, Photographer – Baker Court Interiors – Peter Vujovich, Designer