The Michael Lee Fall Parade model home is an interpretation of modern farmhouse design. With its
striking black and white exterior, this well-designed home fits perfectly on its beautiful lot in Lake Elmo’s
Easton Village neighborhood.
A variety of textures, colors and materials throughout the home demonstrates the care and attention to
detail the homeowners took while designing their new home. The smooth, evenness of the shiplap in
the foyer and at the fireplace chase accentuate the rustic nature of the beams and mantel in the Great
Room. The Great Room’s wall of picture windows let in an abundance of natural light while overlooking
the extra-deep backyard.
The kitchen sparkles with white-gray granite countertops, herringbone ceramic tile backsplash and
white cabinetry to the ceiling. Dark light fixtures and hardware add a subtle and tasteful amount of
contrast to the lighter colored finishes. There is a balance within the entire home of a refined,
sophisticated style, and rustic shabby chic.
Upstairs, special attention was paid the Owner’s Suite. With a board and batten accent wall and an
understated yet elegant light fixture, the bedroom is simple, comfortable and quaint. Adding board and
batten to the accent wall carries the character felt on the main level to the upper level, and ties in the
modern farmhouse aesthetic. The upscale Owner’s Bath creates a feeling of luxury, with a soaking tub
and ceramic tiled shower featuring oversized white tile to mimic the appearance of shiplap.
An especially functional and convenient feature of this floorplan allows for the pass through between
the Owner’s Bath, through the Owner’s walk in closet and into the Laundry Room. The Laundry Room is
a room all about functionality, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! This often overlooked room
was designed with just as much attention as the rest of the home. Fun finishes will make sorting,
washing and folding more enjoyable, thanks to the look of stenciled tile flooring and the complimentary
warmth of the countertop.
Understated details that have withstood the test of time—shiplap, board and batten, soft neutral
colors— are part of the reason modern farmhouse continues to be so popular. The appeal is in the
simple extra touches, which add warmth, familiarity and comfortability. This home has aspects of these
characteristics throughout that will be enjoyed for many years to come.
For more information about this model and Michael Lee Inc please contact David Frosch at 612-282-0920.