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Inside Scoop from our Designer

One of the many benefits to building with Homes by Tradition is access to our very own in-house designer, Danielle Matthies.   To kick off this beautiful Spring weather, she was kind enough to let us pick her brain on some of her favorite things!   Here are 5 questions we asked her to get the inside scoop on design!   WHAT …

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2017 Design Trends

With each new year comes interior design trends to watch for. Staying ahead of trends is important in the new home construction industry. Our in-house designer, Danielle Matthies, has put together some of her thoughts for 2017. Here are a few design trends she expects to see; MIXED METALS – Gold tones have made a comeback the last few years …

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Homes by Tradition Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

We are excited to announce that Homes by Tradition has won “Best of Houzz” 2017 for Customer Service for the second year in a row! This award is chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active homebuilding, remodeling and design industry professionals. Following our 2016 Builder of …

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Winter Fun – 9 Things To Do in the Twin Cities

Calling all Twin Cities residents! During our Minnesota winters, you may find yourself bunkered in by your fireplace, staying inside all winter long. Or perhaps you are one of the cold lovers that enjoy the time spent outside in colder climates! Although it can be tempting to hibernate when the snow and cold hit, here are a few great ideas …

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Gold Accents: Adding Glamour to your Home

Looking to update your home with something new and exciting? We have the perfect new trend for you – GOLD! Gold has been around for centuries, giving the look of prestige, elegance, luxury, and glamour. Being seen in early currencies to modern day jewelry, we are excited to see the home interior industry has caught up. With polished chrome and …

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Homes by Tradition Named 2016 BATC Builder of the Year

Each year the Builders Association of the Twin Cities holds an annual Building Industry Gala, known as “The BIG Night” to honor and recognize top builders and trade partners for their excellence in the home building industry. Last Thursday, our Homes by Tradition team is proud to not only have won our 7th Reggie Award℠, for our custom home in …

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Fun Fall Decor Ideas

Fall is officially here!  Time for pumpkin patches, apple orchards, Sunday football, and so much more!  Say hello to this season by adding a few cozy autumnal touches to your home.  Here are a few quick ideas to get you inspired! TABLE DISPLAY – Swap out your summer centerpiece for a fun fall display.  Incorporate leaves, pumpkins, hydrageas, corn husks, …

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Who Are We? – Homes by Tradition

Drawing on four generations of success, Homes by Tradition has built a reputation of exceptional homebuilding and customer satisfaction.  As Twin Cities’ premier custom home builder, we pride ourselves in creating the highest quality, architecturally rich homes, featuring the latest design trends and amenities.  Below is some information to help you learn more about our company and our custom homebuilding …

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Must-See Custom Home – Parade of Homes Entry #324

The Fall Parade of Homes is finally here and we have a beautiful 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 5,497 square foot custom home available to tour in Spirit of Brandtjen Farm!  This professionally designed urban farmhouse is sure to impress with its clever contrast of contemporary details and twist on traditional style. Here are a few can’t miss features in our …

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Classic Design Styles

What makes a style classic or timeless?  More importantly, how can you design your home so that it gives you the essentials for long term living? Trends come and go, but classic, timeless design is always present.  At Homes by Tradition, we custom design each home to be as each homeowner imagines.  Some choose to select unique, bold features for …