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Wayzata, MN

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The Dream:

L. Cramer built this custom dream home for Renée Lejeune Hallberg (a celebrated local interior designer and owner of RLH Studio) and her husband, John. Renée, a long-standing friend of L. Cramer, has collaborated with us professionally on the several projects we've built for her parents. When Renée and John decided it was their turn to build a home suitable for their newfound empty nester lifestyle, we jumped right in and got to work.

Renée was clear about her vision.

She wanted the exterior to give a nod to the New England coast—classic, white, traditional. She also has an affinity for sun-filled spaces framed by timeless millwork and cabinetry. A crisp, light backdrop is invigorated by modern selections and cheerful pops of color. Tasteful meets fun in this refreshing home designed in partnership with architect, Kurt Baum.

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Glass-backed, see-through kitchen cabinets fill the space with natural light

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White enameled, great room ceiling beams add architectural character and depth

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Custom wallpaper in the dining room is punctuated with French doors

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A pamper-me primary suite bathroom with sculptural bathtub and make-up desk.

Partners

RLH STUDIO

KURT BAUM ARCHITECTS

STEVE HENKE PHOTOGRAPHY

YARDSCAPES

Design Features

ENAMELED COFFERED GREAT ROOM CEILING

GLASS BACKED KITCHEN CABINETS

HAND PAINTED SILK WALLCOVERING

CUSTOM METAL OFFICE BARN DOOR

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“As an interior designer, the chance to build my own custom home was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My husband and I selected L. Cramer as our builder, and we’re thrilled with the results. Their process is collaborative, the craftsmanship is impeccable, and the quality is unparalleled."