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Gorgeous modern Scandinavian home in Minnesota invites nature inside

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This beautiful modern Scandinavian residence was designed by City Homes, nestled into a beautiful wooded property in Edina, Minnesota. Created for empty-nesters, the couple wished to downsize from their previous home and surround themselves with the beauty of nature.

Encompassing 3,275 square feet of living space, this three bedroom, three bath home enjoys the simplicity of thoughtfully selected amenities. From clean architectural lines expressed in black and white, to the ecologically-minded green roof atop the garage, this gorgeous home elegantly embodies the Scandinavian spirit of Hygge.

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Gracious main level spaces are accented with a custom wood-burning fireplace, warm ash wood floors and drama at the two-story living and dining rooms. Upstairs three family bedrooms ensure comfort and privacy, with a fourth bedroom tucked into the basement level to welcome guests.

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When designing this structure, the builders wished to create a cool and different house at a price point that people could afford yet not have to sacrifice the high standards of a premium build. The design and aesthetic are inspired by nature, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, inviting nature inside. The owners collaborated with the builders to position their home to preserve as many trees on the site as possible.

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Grey slate tile flooring graces the front entry, garage entry, mudroom and fireplace base, along with the main floor powder bathroom and two upper level bathrooms. The remainder of this dwelling features wood plank flooring that has been sanded smooth. This consistency of materials helps to create a calming effect.

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What We Love: This modern Scandinavian home’s expansive windows frame the beauty of nature, creating a calming environment for the owners. We are loving the Scandinavian fireplace design as the focal point of the great room, providing warmth and a visually stunning aesthetic. Overall, the builders did a beautiful job of creating a wonderful home for daily living and entertaining.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you find most appealing and why in the Comments below, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at another fabulous home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the builders of this home: City Homes: Beautiful cottage style home in the Midwest nestled on a woodsy property.

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Above: In their previous home, the couple had a gas fireplace and they did not enjoy it. For this home they decided to connect with nature with a wood-burning fireplace. The modern Scandinavian fireplace design is by Acucraft Fireplace Systems — Big Lake, MN.

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Above: A massive bur oak stands just outside the enormous windows of the dining room. The couple loves to entertain, so they opted for an open floor plan and seating for 8-10 guests.

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Above: In the kitchen, the island countertop is granite, while the perimeter countertops and backsplash are marble. A screen porch is connected to the kitchen by a slider, blurring indoor-outdoor boundaries.

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Above: A screen porch expands the home’s living space toward the backyard. A gas fireplace provides a focal point for entertaining along with much needed warmth. The backyard lap pool provides a fabulous outdoor space for exercise. The natural landscape surrounding this site was certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

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Above: A cable-railed staircase leads from the open plan main living space to the upper level — encompassing two guest bedrooms connected via a Jack and Jill bathroom, a laundry room and the owner’s suite.

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Above: On the second floor landing, the mounted neon artwork is by Brian Crawford.

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Above: The flat roof of the garage is an idyllic place for a field of growing sedum. From the upper level, windows provide views of the greenery. The owner’s purchased trays with plants that are fully potted from Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden. After placing them on the roof surface, they become self-sustaining, low-maintenance and help to decrease runoff because they absorb plenty of water.

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