Green With Envy
[Krueger Construction, Inc.]
With the Fall Parade of Homes right around the corner, we caught up with Krueger Construction's family business to see inside their newest, main-floor master floorplan. This South Fargo model is one of three Krueger-built homes in the Golden Valley neighborhood; all beautifully designed and ready for tours. Falling in love with the creative design and rich hues of the custom cabinetry, there's no doubt the neighbors are green with envy.
A Home to Grow Into
While sisters, Kimberly Krueger-Tehan and Kristi Krueger-Roscoe chose the interior finishes for an edgier take on farmhouse style, Jimmy Tehan is the mastermind behind the home's stunning new floorplan. Located on an 11,320 square foot lot, the home is 4,968 total square feet with a 1,715 square foot unfinished basement. The main floor features a generous master suite, open-concept living space and kitchen, laundry, den/office, powder room and mudroom. Upstairs, the home is designed with three bedrooms, a spacious bonus room and an oversized bath.
If you thought that all two-story floorplans were created equal, we're happy to introduce you to the new two-story standard that's raising the bar and giving families more room to grow. "Corey, Kristi, and I grew up in a two-story (our Bonita floor plan), with a main floor master, and love that our parents still live in this home today," said Kimberly Krueger-Tehan. "A main floor master floorplan allows for families to grow into the home through several different chapters in life; from starting your family, to becoming empty nesters. We added the flex room to this plan, staged as an office, but it offers an opportunity for a playroom, guest bedroom, or even a nursery for a younger family who isn’t quite ready to have their kids upstairs or in the lower level."
At the heart of the home's unique design, Krueger Construction gave their kitchen an edgy farmhouse flair with rich green cabinetry from Wendt Custom Cabinets. "Kim really wanted to try a new cabinet color, and full disclosure, she was kind of obsessed over finding the ‘just right’ tone. We love how this green/gray painted cabinetry brings warmth to the space while still keeping the overall feeling light and open," said Krueger-Roscoe.
"Paired with the warmer wood tones in the island, the ceiling beam transitioning to the dining space, a classic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, the kitchen brings just the right mix of traditional meets rustic. The goal in our designs is always function, flow, and storage, then we bring in the fun part - the finishes!" While the island is double-sided, the kitchen also features a convenient coffee nook, cabinets spanning to the ceiling, an oversized walk-in pantry, and easy access to the mudroom and covered patio.
Since the living room opens to the kitchen and dining room, the space had to create a seamless transition, using timeless elements like brick and built-ins in the same rich tone. "I pushed hard for the fireplace feature wall and the custom color cabinetry. I loved the idea of classic kitchen and living room lines in unexpected, but not too bold, finishes and color," said Krueger-Tehan.
"The feature wall is meant to anchor the space and provide a warm, yet impressive aesthetic. The built-ins, by Wendt, provide additional seating with the bench, and storage with both the bench and cabinets. Classic brick on the fireplace, in an unexpected layout, made us really love this space."
Mastering the Suite
To showcase their new main floor master, Krueger-Tehan and Krueger-Roscoe got creative with a spectacular geometric ceiling design, oversized windows, walk-in closet and a private patio entrance.
Inside the private suite, the connected master bath boasts spa-inspired elements using stone, copper, quartz and custom glass enclosures. While the vanity features floating mirrors, stone backsplash, double under-mount sinks, and quartz tops - the gorgeous nickel and copper footed tub steals the show.
"The copper bathtub! This was one of the first selections made in this model and was the springboard for most of the other designs," said Krueger-Roscoe. "My runner-up favorite is the feature wall in the master bath, which ties in perfectly with the tub."
Room to Grow
Designing the home with room to grow, the main floor features all of the basic needs on one level with a main floor master and nearby bonus office/den space that can easily transition to suit a growing family. Just beyond the kitchen is a laundry with custom-stained, rustic alder cabinetry, and warm, geometric vinyl in a marble tile design. Finding the perfect finish, the mudroom once again showcases their custom-painted built-ins, a penny-tiled powder room and quick access to a heated three-stall garage.
If you venture up the extra-wide staircase to the shared landing, the clever design is sure to surprise you. In one direction you'll find stairs to the vaulted bonus room with built-ins, while the other direction takes you to three additional bedrooms. This split design is just one of the family's favorite features within the modernized floor plan. "Jimmy designed this feature for some architectural interest and to separate the bonus space more fully from the three bedrooms," said Krueger-Tehan. "It also provides an interesting architectural design in an area that is often overlooked."
Krueger Construction designed all of the upstairs bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets, and an oversized bathroom featuring double vanities with a private stool and shower space.
Looking to build?
This model home was listed for $558,800; although it's recently been sold, you can still take a tour of the model on the Fall Parade of Homes, September 19-20 and 26-27. Krueger Construction typically builds homes anywhere within the $350,000 to $850,000 range, so touring all of their featured homes will provide plenty of inspiration in planning your own customized dream home.
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