Lake Minnetonka Mansion

Root River Hardwoods has the privilege of manufacturing and providing millwork for many of the finest homes being built in the Twin Cities area. Our customers are builders who have the experience in managing these difficult jobs.  And we work carefully to produce faithfully what the architects, who specialize in these remarkable projects, draw. We thought it would be interesting to highlight the collaboration between the architect and the builder, and to describe the planning that goes into producing these wonderful homes. While we don’t dwell on it in this video, the planning between the client, builder, and architect flows downstream to the vendors. In the planning stage Root River Hardwoods provided several quotes for different options as that core trio moved towards the final plan.

This home was the ASID Minnesota Showcase Home which celebrated interior decorators, and it was open for tours this fall. J. Kraemer & Sons, the builder, and Sharratt Design & Co., the architect, are two of the most prestigious firms in the Twin City custom home market. We developed this video to highlight the artistry that is fundamental to building a home of this complexity. Because every bit of this project is custom, every bit of this video is also custom, including the music.  This video could not have been produced without the wonderful graphics and simulations provided by Sharratt Design. Landmark Photography provided all the still photos for this video. Photographing homes is a very specialized art. Without Landmark’s artistic understanding of architectural photography and their lighting design, this would not be a visually stunning video.

Produced by Root River Hardwoods, Inc.

Directed by Benjamin J. Smith

Filmed & Edited by Benjamin J. Smith

Photography by Landmark Photography

Architectural Illustration by Nicholas Cowan 

Music by Benjamin J. Smith