2017 Design Trends

Posted by February 7th, 2017

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 […]


Homes by Tradition Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Posted by January 17th, 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 […]


WINTER FUN – 9 Things to do in the Twin Cities

Posted by January 17th, 2017

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 […]


Custom Home Photos – 2016

Posted by January 4th, 2017

The New Year has us reminiscing on the custom homes we built throughout 2016. With each home built custom, every house is unique! Here are photos from a few of our favorite 2016 custom homes.  Stay tuned for some amazing homes coming up in 2017.  We are looking forward to making it our best year yet! Don’t […]


Gold Accents: Adding Glamour to your Home

Posted by November 30th, 2016

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 […]


Homes by Tradition Named 2016 BATC Builder of the Year

Posted by October 26th, 2016

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℠, […]


Fun Fall Decor Ideas

Posted by October 11th, 2016

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 […]


Who Are We? – Homes by Tradition

Posted by September 28th, 2016

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 […]


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

Posted by September 13th, 2016

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 […]


Classic Design Styles

Posted by July 26th, 2016

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 […]