Beautifully designed cottage style home nestled above the St. Croix river


This stunning four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom cottage style home was designed by Divine Custom Homes, nestled on the ridge above the St. Croix river in Minnesota. This home was designed to be a timeless classic that feels comfortable, yet still elegant. Sea-side charm and character is created with a white washed color palette using wood and stone. Custom fabricated entry doors add to the charm of the exterior facade.

Above: The shingles are CertainTeed Landmark in Driftwood. The siding is an engineered wood product called Smartside by LP, while the shakes are Nucedar, both finished on site in Sherwin Williams-Intellectual Gray SW 7045. The trim color is Sherwin Williams-Shoji White SW 7042, while the stone is Weathered Fieldstone from Brock White. The soffits are aluminum and the fascia is Smartside material. The front door was painted in Ebony King by Sherwin Williams.


The home is comprised of 6,828 square feet of living space: Lower lever is 1766 sq ft, Main level is 2429 sq ft andUpper level is 2633 sq ft. The lights on the exterior were sourced from Ballard Design. The custom designed garage doors are comprised of steel with an overlay over them. CHI Overhead Doors makes similar ones with the overlay already on them. The windows are Marvin Windows in Stone White.


Above: A welcoming entryway features a gorgeous grand staircase that is reminiscent of the past. The walls are painted in Edgecomb Gray HC-173 | Benjamin Moore, while the trim color is White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. The ceilings are Extra White by Sherwin Williams. The Delaney Pendant light was sourced from Ballard Designs. Hand scraped walnut plank floors adds character throughout the interiors.


Above: The front gallery hallway is brimming with distinction with its 3-inch wide herringbone patterned walnut floor and large windows, each measuring about 3’x5′. The Delaney Pendant light was sourced from Ballard Designs.


Above: The fireplaces throughout the house are built with natural fieldstone that was hand picked from river beds and valleys of Missouri, sourced from Brock White. The fireplace insert of the living room is a Heat-n-Glo see through 36″. The reclaimed barn beam mantle is 8″ x 8″ and about 8′ long. The 10-foot ceiling features reclaimed barn beams that have weathered over time. Great for the coastal look! The Arturo 6-Light Round Chandeliers are from Ballard Designs. The wall is painted in Revere Pewter HC-172 | Benjamin Moore.


Above: The Delaney Pendant lights over the kitchen island are from Ballard Designs. The countertops are a honed granite, while the backsplash tile is Hampton Carrara marble-polished. The appliances are all Thermador. Cabinet latches on the upper glass cabinets helps to give this kitchen more of a vintage feel. The shaker style inlaid cabinets are painted in White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. The ceilings are a “V” groove ship lap. It is about 6″ wide.


Above: The kitchen is roughly 18×20′. The island was about 5×10′. The great room is 17×19′.


What We Love: This cottage style home offers a timeless design with endless spaces to enjoy. Beautifully landscaped grounds create peaceful views of lush greenery through all the windows throughout this home. Living spaces are open and spacious with traditional styling that is warm and inviting. A neutral color palette creates an airy atmosphere while not detracting from the views. We especially love the four-season sunroom that blurs the indoor-outdoor boundaries and can be enjoyed year-round.

Readers, what are your thoughts of this home, do you like the styling or is there something you would have done differently in the design if this was your home? Let us know in the Comments below!


Above: The ceiling of this 4-season sunroom features 6″ shiplap pine boards with reclaimed barn beams, with 4′ between each beam. The  pine board walls are painted in Seapearl OC-19 | Benjamin Moore, while the trim is White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. The flooring is white oak rough-sawn planks which are faced nailed down to add character. The room dimensions are 16’x19′.



Above: The master bedroom walls are painted in Gray Owl 2137-60 | Benjamin Moore. The floors are character grade walnut floors with a clear coat on them. The ceilings are 9′ high and the room is 16′ wide.


Above: The bathtub is the American Standard Town Square 6’x42”. The tile surround on the bathtub wall is Hampton Carrara Marble. The basketweave floor tile is Lansdale Cararra Niles 29cm. The walls are painted in Sherwin Williams-City Loft SW 7631.


Above: The media room dimension is 20′ x 20′. The walls are painted in Edgecomb Gray HC-173 | Benjamin Moore, while the ceiling color is Revere Pewter HC-172 | Benjamin Moore. The movie screen size is 123″.


Above: The home bar flooring is an engineered product by DuChateau. The dimensions for the bar area are 108″ d x 138″ w.


Above: The vanity was purchased from Restoration Hardware. All of the tiles came from the Tile Shop: Floor – Stark Tortora – SKU # 688896, Wall- Royal Amber – SKU # 657405 , Shower Floor – Blend Creme Cobble – SKU # 655323. The wall sconces are from Pottery Barn. The walls are painted in Edgecomb Gray HC-173 | Benjamin Moore. The dimensions are about 5×12′.


Above: In the mudroom, the Knotty alder doors were provided by Waudena Millwork with a custom stain from Sherwin Williams, SW 1501. The whole bank of lockers are 10′ long and 18″ deep. The countertop is Coral Gold granite. The flooring is a Bayur Borneo floor tile, which takes on the appearance of wood. The walls are painted in Misty Gray 2124-60 | Benjamin Moore.


Above: The laundry room dimensions are 10’x 9′. The walls are painted in Sherwin Williams City Loft, while the trim is White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. The laundry carts are from Restoration Hardware. The countertops are soapstone, while the sink is the Kohler Sudbury sink.


Above: The three season porch features screens instead of windows.


Photos: SpaceCrafting

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