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June 25, 2013

Shelby Home in the MN GreenStar Project Portfolio

The Shelby home is now a part of the MN GreenStar portfolio!

To learn more about the project attributes that led to MN GreenStar Gold certification as well as Minnesota Green Path Master certification and LEED for Homes Platinum certification, visit the online MN GreenStar portfolio.

 

click here to visit the MN GreenStar Project Portfolio

 

June 4, 2013

Landschute in Midwest Home Magazine’s Home Week 2013!

Landschute is being featured in Home Week 2013! This can be found in the January/February/March 2013 issue of Midwest Home Magazine.

Landschute in Midwest Home Magazine's Home Week 2013!

 

 

April 3, 2013

Sweet Shady Lane — RESTORING THE GLORY AT 980 SHADY!

www.sweetshadylane.com

Check out the progress on one of our current projects. This dedicated homeowner has gone above and beyond to capture the unique building experience both with words and photographs.

June 20, 2012

Midwest Home June – July 2012

The house we build for Don and Barbara Shelby is featured in this month’s Midwest Home. This article includes interviews with Don and Lacy Shelby as well as information on the eco-friendly house!

Click here to read it! 

Midwest Home

May 2, 2012

Final Greenpath Certification

Got some really good news today, the home we built for Don & Barbara Shelby has received final MN Greenpath Certification at the Master Level.  We are very proud to have been the first project certified at this level.

Landschute-GreenPath Cert

September 22, 2011

Midwest Home September-October 2011

There is a nice article in the September-October 2011 issue of Midwest Home Magazine about one of our projects.  We were fortunate enough to be able to remodel the home in 1998 and then finish the lower level in 2009.  The full article by Bette Hammel can be read on the Midwest Home website by clicking this link. or you can read it by scrolling down.



August 31, 2011

Don Shelby’s Sustainable Excelsior Home

Don Shelby’s Sustainable Home

Landschute’s project-in-process, the design of Don Shelby’s new Excelsior home, has been the talk of the town. In aiming to meet LEED Platinum and Minnesota GreenStar Gold certificates, the home showcases our sustainable practices.  More information on the project is described in the August 2011 issue of Lake Minnetonka.  Feel free to read about it in the online article as well!

Click here to access the online article

Best of Lake Minnetonka 2011

Best Builder/Remodeler: Shoreline Builders

We are proud to be named one of the best shoreline builders/remodelers of Lake Minnetonka!  The article can be found in the June 2011 issue of Lake Minnetonka or viewed on the website.

Click here to view the article online

July 6, 2011

Low impact homes

Recently we had the pleasure of giving a tour of the Don Shelby home that we’ve been working on to some up and coming high school reporters. That tour and the interviews that went along with it make up a small part of the excellent article written by David Gustafson that can be found in the July 5th, 2011 Twin Cities | Region section of the StarTribune.  An excerpt of the article is below.

Low-impact homes not just for high-profile people

Article by: DAVID GUSTAFSON , Eden Prairie High School

“Shelby’s builder, Landschute of Excelsior, will put up a house that is almost twice as energy efficient as the typical code standard for a green home.

Shelby said he will spend close to $1 million to bring this relatively modest house to the environmental gold standard. But homeowners don’t have to start from scratch to effect energy efficiencies and savings. Joe Paetzel, from Landschute, suggests these steps:

• Add more insulation in attics and between walls.

• Supplement the home’s electrical requirements with photo voltaic (solar) panels.

• Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs.”

For the full article, please click here to head over to the StarTribune.

May 3, 2011

Lake Minnetonka Magazine – May 2011

We were recently highlighted in the May 2011 Issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine.

Historic Deephaven Home Restored

BY: ALEX DAVY
PHOTOS BY: KAREN MELVIN

The Deephaven home of Jon and Mary Monson stuns with its simple, classic elegance.

How do you transform a house but preserve it at the same time? How do you take an old-fashioned, endlessly subdivided space and turn it into something sweeping, open and modern, all without compromising its essential character? Just ask architecture-slash-design team of Jon and Mary Monson. Their radically redesigned Deephaven lake home looks better than good—it looks like it belongs.

“We wanted to be faithful to what it was, yet at the same time rework it so we could live here the way we wanted to live,” Jon Monson says. He stands in his wife’s sun-drenched office. The room, with its high ceiling and tall, slender windows, is suffused with a clear, pale light. The family dog, Ivy, a 9-year-old Bichon Frise, is curled up on a cozy-looking armchair, caught by a sunbeam, her white fur aglow.                                                                                                               Click here for more images

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