[Krueger Construction, Inc.]
Story by Alexis Swensen
Photography by Dan Francis Photography
Greg and Bonnie Krueger began building custom homes when they founded Krueger Construction, Inc. in 1984. Over the years, their children have become a pivotal part of the building process. Today, the home-building team celebrates 35 years in business and is led by all three Krueger siblings and two of their spouses. This month, sisters Kristi Krueger Roscoe and Kimberly Krueger Tehan took us on a tour of their latest model two-story in Cottagewood, which is soon to be featured on the Spring Parade of Homes in May.
Coastal Curb Appeal
Nestled in a neighborhood with craftsman-inspired, architectural requirements, the exterior is designed to be distinct. A black brick front porch greets guests, while white siding, white board & batten and black transition strips create coastal curb appeal. Located directly south of the beautiful Microsoft campus, with mature trees and a walking path in the back yard, the home is roughly half a mile from Kennedy Elementary School in South Fargo.
The James 2.0
Through customization of the Krueger's “James” two-story floorplan, the main level hosts a formal dining room, spacious living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, office, full mudroom, powder room and walk-in closet. The upper level features a bonus room/den, laundry, master suite, three bedrooms and an additional guest bathroom. The floorplan also includes an optional, unfinished or fully-finished lower level with endless customizable options.
Take a Tour!
Four whitewashed, reclaimed ceiling beams from Dakota Timber Company draw the eye to the home's showpiece living room. Custom built-ins flank a painted shiplap hearth with the same reclaimed mantel wood and distinct gas fireplace.
“We’re starting to see a shift where the farmhouse design is more refined and not quite as rustic,” said Krueger Tehan. "With that in mind, we set out to design this home with equal parts traditional and farmhouse style, with a nod to modern coastal design.” With whitewashed, wood elements, Mid-century modern lighting, and a fresh palette of taupes, grays, and soft whites with blue undertones, this house has given farmhouse a more coastal appeal.
“We collaborate often," said Krueger Roscoe. "I’m the director of design and Kim is the director of sales and marketing, but we work together on our model homes' finishes and design. Kim did most of the staging by herself this time. I came in today and we just did some small tweaks, but she pretty much nailed the style on her own. We like to stage our homes so that our customers can imagine the true livability of the spaces. For those that have a difficult time deciphering dimensions, the finished spaces give tourgoers a true glimpse into each of the room's spacial capabilities."
Formality + Flow
A framed-in formal dining area sets the space apart from the foyer and living room, while still allowing light and conversation to flow easily throughout the main floor. "This floorplan offers great flexibility,” said Krueger Tehan. “With formal the formal dining, office and upstairs loft, we’ve custom designed these spaces for buyers who might prefer a play space for their children, in-home gym, or secondary living space tucked away from the main floor.”
At the Heart of the Home
To complete the kitchen's classic farmhouse style, the sisters worked with Wendt Custom Cabinets designing soft gray-painted cabinetry and a craftsman island with apron sink. A custom hood design and contemporary, matte black hardware give the space a smoother, more refined feel.
The far left features a custom, built-in buffet area with quartz countertops and wide subway tile backsplash, creating the perfect setting for a discreet coffee bar or additional counter for entertaining. Running seamlessly throughout the main floor, they chose a durable, water-resistant, wood laminate flooring to coordinate with the white-washed ceiling beams and mantel.
Storage with Style
A painted white stairwell with matte black handrail follows the Mid-century modern glow to a side bonus room/den area. The upper level features three bedrooms, a unique dual vanity bathroom offering private stool and shower space, game room, and most notably, a large master suite.
An entrance through the hallway leads to a full laundry room, which transitions into the master bath area. “If you wanted to close the laundry area off from the master, you could, but most of our buyers like the idea that they can have easy access to the laundry from their master suite,” said Krueger Tehan.
With a massive walk-in closet anchoring one end of the bathroom, and master bedroom on the other, Krueger's design creates a spacious galley suite with ease and accessibility. “Bathrooms that flow like this are always a favorite of mine; this is where you can have your closet, your bathroom and your laundry all together,” said Krueger Roscoe. The master bath offers custom cabinetry with a seated vanity area, quartz countertops, a free-standing soaker tub, while the glass-enclosed shower features a classic penny-tile with oversized shelving, bench and dual shower heads.
Cue the Customization
When the Krueger family designs a home, the needs and function of the future homeowner are always at the forefront. Like all of their floorplans, this home is constructed on the basis that it provides several completely different options for flexible use of space. If you're looking for a main floor master suite or have no need for a formal dining room, these revisions can easily be applied to any of their floorplans.
Additionally, the basement remains unfinished, opening up the possibility for further customization for a buyer. “The basement square footage is capable of offering two bedrooms, a family room, full bathroom and a wet bar. Some people will choose to do just one bedroom, and instead do a larger, open layout with a game room space. There’s quite a bit of square footage to play around with,” said Krueger Tehan.
HBA's Spring Parade of Homes
This year, Krueger Construction, Inc. will feature two homes in the HBA's Spring Parade of Homes, starting May 4. Take a tour through this beautiful coastal farmhouse or check out their newest rambler in The Pines, with an edgier take on family design.
“As a celebration of our 35th year in business, we are offering a new promotion to customers who commit to build with our team in May and June. In addition to our complimentary sprinkler system and seeded yard bonus, we will be offering a $3,500 decorating budget to help design and decorate one room in our customer’s new build. We will help to create a vision board for a room of the buyer's choice and then execute the purchasing and install before their final walk through,” explained Krueger Tehan. "It’s just a fun idea; oftentimes homeowners just need that one idea or one room styled to be the inspiration for the other rooms," said Krueger Roscoe.
Mark Your Calendar!
The 2019 Spring Parade of Homes will be three weekends this year; May 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
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