Custom Home Design Details

Special Touches on Parade

The Parade of Homes marches on with models open Thursdays – Sundays; 12 to 6 PM through Sunday, March 29th. For a complete listing of our Parade of Homes entries – priced from $659,000, visit Here are just some of the interesting and special touches you’ll see when you visit us this weekend.

What’s behind the cabinet doors on Kintyre Lane? Surprise! More storage than you ever expected. The secret walk-in pantry is conveniently hidden away in the center of the kitchen to provide extremely easy access to essential dishes, tools and dry goods.

Our designers have created a variety of fun and inviting lofts and play spaces, like this one in Discover Crossing where angled ceilings and sliding barn doors create a cozy, casual feeling.

The separate studio with tile flooring can be used for homework, arts and crafts, or as a home office.

The colorful alcove in our Kintyre model in Orono makes it easy to get work done, while staying connected to the rest of the gang. Who cares about spilled soda, muddy feet and messy science projects? The floor’s tile! Flexible living spaces like this one can be shared and used in countless ways.

Pocket offices close to the kitchen or greatroom make it easier to manage family life or stay in touch with the office. Many are designed with charging stations for laptops and smart phones. Half walls create a feeling of spaciousness and open up sight lines.

Full walls help hide clutter and create a feeling of privacy.

Arches, wainscoting, crown molding and custom millwork add distinctive character to Gonyea homes. Small details like lighting fixtures, door panels and transoms over doorways unify and enhance the design.

The lines of this coffered ceiling draw the eye toward the windows, adding warmth and richness to this greatroom.

Garage doors “on the side” give this home a historic first impression.

A half-flight of stairs leads to the sportcourt, tucked away out of sight.

We’ve built our reputation as one of Minnesota’s finest home builders by crafting every home with meticulous attention to detail and skillful customization. Learn more when you visit one our Parade of Homes entries. Thursday – Sunday, noon to 6 PM through March 29. We look forward to seeing you!