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A Custom Laurette Chateau in Minnesota

Rich and Crystal's Custom Laurette Chateau Design

Rich and Crystal are both established doctors in the bustling city of Rochester, Minnesota. With such busy schedules, the couple sought a refuge to relax. Both had fond memories of Crystal’s family ranch, located on a sprawling piece of property in the west, so they decided to look for land of their own.

After purchasing 100 acres of a wooded, waterfront area in the small farm town of Zumbro Falls, the couple called on PrecisionCraft’s award winning design team to help them bring their vision to life. Rich and Crystal’s main wants were for an open, timber frame design with plenty of outdoor living space for overlooking the lake. Acknowledging this, their designer helped the two browse through a variety French country inspired designs, as well as past project photos to get a clearer idea of what they wanted their home to look like.

While the couple was attracted to a variety of designs, it was the hipped roof and large great room viewing window of the Laurette Chateau concept that they utilized as a starting point for their design. From there, their designer added over 2,000 square feet to the original plan to accommodate their unique design needs, while still retaining the Laurette Chateau’s distinct look and feel they loved.

The Original Laurette Chateau Concept

These floor plan alterations included an expanded master suite and kitchen as well as the inclusion of an outdoor kitchen and dining space on the main level. The basement was also more than doubled to incorporate two guest suites, a bar, and a theater room.

With the design process complete, the couple can now take a step back and appreciate the result of their collaboration. While inspiration was drawn from past completed homes, floor plans, and original concepts, their design is wholly one-of-a-kind.

The couple’s timber frame and SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) roof and walls are all currently being manufactured. When manufacturing is complete, all elements will be sent to Rich and Crystal’s lakeside location, and the construction process for their long awaited dream home will commence.


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One Comment

  1. Dawid says:

    Awesome place!Look so pretty!