august 13, 2019

Modern Tudor Pt. I

If you’ve been keeping up with us on our social channels, you might have seen us blushing over the fact that Traditional Home published our Modern Tudor project with SD Custom Homes and David Charlez Designs on their website recently.

This home was featured on the Twin Cities’ Artisan Home Tour this summer and was one of our favorite projects we completed in 2019. So, it’s safe to say we were thrilled to hear that the Trad. Home team loved it as much as we did!

Since there are so many incredible spaces we want to share in this home, we’ve decided to break up the reveal into two parts. Today, we’ll be starting with the exterior, foyer, office, sunroom, and kitchen/pantry. Ready? Alright, let’s dive in!


As the name of this project indicates, this is a Modern Tudor style home. There are so many things we love about a Tudor style – the traditionalism, the character. But, you often don’t see it in new construction homes. We knew that we couldn’t fool anyone into thinking it was a historical home, so we decided to purposely incorporate updated, modern details to the design.

We worked closely with SD Custom Homes and David Charlez Designs to craft this home with an old soul and we couldn’t love it more.

Our favorite detail? The copper gutters. 😍


As you walk through the front door, you step into the beautiful, bright foyer. Our client’s art from Hong Kong and vintage rug from India made the perfect accessories and give that rich, unique personality to the space that juxtaposes the modern touches throughout.

When designing this area, the homeowners expressed their desire to have a privacy wall or separation between the foyer and living room. Not wanting to get rid of any natural lighting, we landed on the idea of creating a custom leaded-glass partition.

SD completely nailed it when it came to sourcing this piece that was driven all the way to Minnesota from Baltimore. Worth. It.


For the office space, we wanted to play with a more masculine aesthetic. From the menswear inspired wallpaper to the gray painted cabinetry, this space is beautiful and inspiring – characteristics we believe every office should have!

The reeded crown molding throughout gave a nod to the traditional style while the more modern details (i.e. hardware and lighting) balanced the space out. Brooke & Lou collected accessories adorned the built-in bookshelves which also gave the room an eclectic, unique look. Our favorite!


Now this is a room we could spend hours in. Our client nicknamed this area her “garden room” as it is surrounded by walls of windows that overlook the beautiful landscape outside.

With loads of sunlight, a marble, checkerboard pattern tile floor, and soft, blush pink touches, this room allowed us to play with a more feminine design scheme (without going overboard!). We love that it feels special and personalized for her while not seeming out of place in comparison to the rest of the home.


For the last stop of our tour today, we’re finishing with the kitchen and pantry! Out of all the spaces in the home, we believe this room encompasses the Modern Tudor style the most.

Iron diamond-shaped pendants over the island bring in the form and weightiness of a past era, as does a white brick backsplash. However, the Cambria waterfall island and sleek, black barstools speak directly to today.

Aged-oak pocket doors separate the kitchen from the butler’s pantry that houses the appliances as well. More and more often we’re seeing our clients wanting to hide away their ovens, sinks, and microwaves from the rest of the kitchen area and we’re all for it.

While the butler’s pantry is extremely functional, we made sure that it didn’t lack in beauty or attention to detail. Flooring made of handmade tile offers durability and a time-honored look and open, wood shelving made the perfect place to display extra kitchen accessories in style.

That’s all for today! Make sure to check back in next week to see Part II of our Modern Tudor project reveal.

Photography by: Spacecrafting Photography


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  • Ingrid Porter Apr. 24, 2018

    This is stunning!

  • Elizabeth Apr. 24, 2018

    Love the lights over the island. Where are they from?

    • Bria Hammel Interiors Apr. 24, 2018

      Hi Elizabeth! It's the Cannes Pendant by Visual Comfort. Thanks for reaching out!

  • lisa cipres Apr. 24, 2018

    Please share the exterior color of this home. Love it!

    • Bria Hammel Interiors Apr. 24, 2018

      Hi Lisa! It's White Dove and Graphite - both Benjamin Moore colors. :)

  • Liz Apr. 24, 2018

    A unique, refreshing design - interior and exterior.

  • Liz Apr. 24, 2018

    A unique, refreshing design - interior and exterior. What month was this tudor featured in the Traditional Home publication? My thanks.

  • AmyStarnes Apr. 24, 2018

    Absolutely stunning

  • Home Office Ideas | Mornington Lane Apr. 24, 2018

    […] Her Holly Road project includes a soft white window seat bench with built in bookcases. And the Modern Tudor project has another must-see office space, complete with plaid […]

  • Lisa Rodriguez Apr. 24, 2018

    Do you have a floor plan for this house?

    • Taylor Kaupa Apr. 24, 2018

      Hi, Lisa! Out of respect for our clients, we do not share floor plan information. Thanks for understanding!

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