Refurbished $ 1.2 Million Golden Valley Hiker Has a ‘Cool Modern Scandinavian Aesthetic’


A renovated 1950s hiker in the Tyrol Hills neighborhood of Golden Valley is an example of modern Scandinavian home design.

Current owners Denise Top and Mary Tham can testify to the house’s sense of hygiene, the Danish concept of creating warm, comfortable and contented environments.

“It has that really cool modern Scandinavian aesthetic and that open floor plan,” Top said. “There is this great tiling job that is done around the house. There is a mosaic fireplace, tile inlays in the entryway and in the bathrooms. We also have these beautiful solid two-tone doors around it. of the house. beautiful and add to make an interesting aesthetic. “

Now the nearly 4,000 square foot, four bedroom, five bathroom home that sits on nearly half an acre of land is on the market. Listing agent Jacqueline Day said the house stands out for its careful design and workmanship under the direction of Cornerstone Custom Construction.

When the current owners moved into the house in 2018, it had already undergone a major renovation. An addition at the back of the house doubled its square footage. Large windows have been added to illuminate the rooms and the kitchen has been transformed into a chef’s kitchen.

The reimagined floor plan places the main gathering areas in the center of the home and the bedrooms on the outskirts. Two of the bedrooms have a private bathroom. The exterior has changed from white to dark blue. A terrace has been added to the dining area and a private balcony has been built from the master bedroom.

The project included a friendly main floor with a family room, a bench / dining room, a kitchenette, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an exercise room. There is another room downstairs for a sauna.

“It was done in a very thoughtful way. It’s a nice family space. They built the back but still left a lot of green space to enjoy it,” Top said. “We have two little boys, and that’s enough space for everyone to spread out and then come together whenever they want.”

Top and Tham made their own updates, adding custom Elpha closets and new ceramic tiles in the en-suite bathroom.

Top said she enjoys the family-friendly location, which is close to Natchez Park, Theodore Wirth Regional Park and North Tyrol Park.

For Tham, one of the nicest things about home is how cozy it feels.

“What I like best is the main level. There is so much light coming into this combined living, dining and kitchen area, ”she said. “It’s fun to see the snow and enjoy the seasons.”

Jacqueline Day ([email protected]; 763-522-9000) and Sara Jacobs ([email protected]; 612-968-8808) from Edina Realty have the $ 1.2 million SEO.


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