Denali Custom Homes
President and founder
How to get inspired: In the early stages of project planning, think about the types of leisure activities you enjoy outside the home and which of those activities could be enjoyed more often if they were a part of your home environment. If you have an active family involved in sports, an indoor sport court is a consideration for the long Minnesota winters. If you are an avid golfer, a golf simulator or putting green is something to explore.
Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: Pools are becoming very popular again. They have a big impact on connecting the indoors to the outdoor living environment.
A classic that will never go out of style: Theater rooms were all the rage 10 years ago. Today, they have transformed into open spaces that interact with the lower-level entertaining spaces.
Trend you love: Swimming pools really encourage friends and family gatherings all summer long. They are the perfect backdrop for any event.
Trend you’re over: Recreation and leisure are very unique to each homeowner, and we strive to meet any specialized needs our clients have. We embrace trends and discuss the pros and cons up front to determine the features that will work best.
Most memorable project: Our most memorable project has to be Palmer Pointe on Lake Minnetonka. It is resort-style living that embraces the lake and is enhanced by an infinity pool, a Phantom-screened pool house, a lakeside putting green and no fewer than five outdoor fireplace gathering spaces.
Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Knowing what is really important to your family, who you are, how you live and what you enjoy most in your leisure time. Sharing your unique desires with your builder to create a home environment that engages your spirit and creates a place where family and friends love to be.
Your company’s trademark: Our trademark is uniquely different homes. No two will ever be alike, because each project is based on the unique needs and personality of each homeowner.
Read this article as it appears in the magazine.