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Artisan Home Tour

Custom One Homes is proud to be participating in the Second Annual Artisan Home Tour going on now through June 27th! The Artisan Home Tour is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), the same people who produce the Parade of Homes(sm) and Remodelers Showcase®. The Artisan Tour takes place Friday through Sunday (June 5-7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21), 1-7pm.

The 2015 Artisan Home Tour features 22 of the region’s most exquisite homes. You’ll get to tour new homes designed and constructed by our most exceptional homebuilders, and new this year, we present four amazing remodeled homes by the regions top remodelers (open the final weekend only). Whether new or remodeled, these are all  incredible residences which truly combine artistic vision with master craftsmanship, and do it perfectly. Each has been reviewed by our Architectural Review Panel to assure they meet the exacting standards of design, high-level finish, and impeccable craftsmanship, which make them Artisan Homes.

Tickets are needed for this exceptional home event and cost $5 per home or $30 to see all the homes. Tickets can be purchased at the homes, online for $25 and $20 when purchased at Bachman’s or Patina. You can purchase tickets online here.

Children are welcome on the tour but they must have a ticket if they are above the age of 5 and parents must accompany and  be responsible for them at all times.

Tickets are tax deductible and a portion of the sales go to BATC Foundation.

During the Artisan Home Tour there are several fun events taking place at specific homes on the tour including:

Artist Spotlight

Elisabeth Maurland – Delight in the artistry of Elisabeth Maurland at another special work of art at the Custom One Homes entry, Artisan Home #13. Striking patterns, bold colors and whimsical animal motifs inform the work of Decorah, Iowa artist, Elisabeth Maurland. Her wheel-thrown, hand-decorated pottery is simply enchanting. See Elisabeth’s work all 9 days of the tour.

Fred’s Glass – Experience truly amazing glass art from artist Fred Kaemmer on Artisan Home #3. Fred has developed his own unorthodox techniques to create unique and striking vases, bowls, glasses and objects that are as mesmerizing as they are beautiful. Fred’s Glass is available to view all 9 days of the tour.

Realtor Open

Tuesday, June 9th, 1-3pm

Join us for an exclusive, realtor-only preshow open. Tour fifteen of the Twin Cities’ most exceptional new homes, reviewed by our Architectural Review panel as truly special. Refreshments will be served at each home. *Please note: Homes #1, 6 and 18 are not available for touring during the Realtor Open.

Craft Beer Night

Friday, June 12th, 4-7pm

One of St. Paul’s original craft breweries, Flat Earth Brewing Company is quickly becoming a Minnesota icon and will be even more so when the renovation of their new home in the historic Hamm’s brewery is complete. Beers to sample include Angry Planet Pale Ale, Belgian Style Pale Ale, Cygnus X-1 Porter and Northwest Passage IPA.

Wine Night

Friday, June 19th, 4-7pm

Spend the final Friday of the tour sampling Sileni and Astoria Wine from Johnson Brothers Liquor Company

Sileni Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Tasting Notes)
Aromas of tropical fruit lead into intense stone fruit and gooseberry flavors.

Astoria Prosecco (Tasting Notes)
Small, soft bubbles release aromas of bright citrus fruit with a silky smooth texture on the palate.

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