Afton Chalet Remodel

New porch, custom pine siding, and 3-story Mossy Indian Creek stone chimney, Afton, Minnesota
New porch, custom pine siding, and 3-story Mossy Indian Creek stone chimney Afton, Minnesota, Afton, Minnesota
New screen porch, custom pine siding, and outdoor gathering space, Afton, Minnesota
Farm style kitchen with custom knotty Alder cabinetry, Afton, Minnesota
Farm style kitchen with custom knotty Alder cabinetry and granite top, Afton, Minnesota
Large gathering space with Mossy Indian Creek stone fireplace, Afton, Minnesota
Reclaimed barn wood mantel with Mossy Indian Creek stone fireplace, Afton, Minnesota
Mudroom landing space with Shaker Gray custom cabinetry, Afton, Minnesota
Large entry porch with custom milled wide-plank pine siding, Afton, Minnesota
Covered mudroom entry with cobblestone parking, Afton, Minnesota

Afton Chalet Remodel

We all love the land.  The original home is perched among beautiful rolling acres, extensive gardens, stone walls, and endless pasture.  Then there was the house: chopped up by multiple additions, dark kitchen wedge into the middle of the home, vinyl siding, and no connection to the land.  Enter a dynamic young family of five with the need for plenty of space to play, room for large family gatherings and a home as sophisticated and vital as they are.

The artistry is in the transformation;  The dire parts of the home were carved away to make room for a new 1100 square foot kitchen/dining/gathering space – now the heart of the home.  What was once a dark landlocked kitchen becomes a bright family gathering area.  Then came the practical needs of an active family; drive up mudroom, new three-car plus attached garage, space in the kitchen to organize the day while doing a load of laundry and keeping an eye on the kids while they play.  The mediocre master suite is transformed into a second level retreat all to itself.

The final and trickiest challenge was to unite all of these new and existing spaces into an aesthetically pleasing package.  The objective – to create a home worthy of the land that encompasses it.

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