Gordon James

Gordon James
Luxurious Outdoor Living, Year-Round

Outdoor living is a luxury, especially as the weather grows warmer. Whether you’re dreaming of a tiny terrace adjacent to your master bedroom, or large outdoor living room, you need a space that’ll serve your family year-round. Discover the latest trend in architecture blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living; so you can enjoy the outdoors, year-round. 

Indoor and Outdoor Sunrooms 

To elevate your open concept floor plan, redefine indoor and outdoor boundaries with sliding glass doors, which allow for a seamless transition between the spaces. Glass sliding doors are more than convenient, they give your home an open and immaculate view of your yard. Blend your outdoor spaces with your indoor spaces with thermal, solar-reflective glass walls, windows, and doors that can be opened or closed depending on the season. 

Nothing creates a brighter space than a large, floor-to-ceiling glass wall to the outdoors. If you want more privacy, an expansive glass skylight with stairs leading to your roof is a luxurious alternative. The more natural light you add into your home blends your outdoor and indoor spaces seamlessly throughout the seasons.  

    Smart home technology in dream home by Gordon James in Lake Minnetonka, MN

Balconies and Patios Are The New Backyards

Many hotels and restaurants have luxurious patios and balconies where guests can relax and take in the view; now, this trend is moving residential. While a large “yard” on the patio is a great idea for homes with small or uneven yards, many people choose to use their balconies or patios for the added luxury and privacy they bring.  

A beautifully furnished terrace is a basic build for an outdoor space. Some homeowners design an outdoor kitchen or bar space with a countertop, grill, and sink for summer dinners and drinks with friends and family. For those with a green thumb, gardens on the patio provide a peaceful escape while also increasing the value of your property.

Whether you decide on a green balcony, complete with a garden, or lounge furniture, the outdoor space will become your favorite place for all the lounging, dining, and entertaining you can fit into the summer.


Design Your Outdoor and Indoor Spaces with Gordon James 

To enjoy the outdoors in Minnesota year-round, create spaces that blur the boundaries between inside and out. This way, you can fully enjoy summer after a harsh winter, and when winter comes, you can still enjoy a view of the outdoors from the warmth of your dream home. 

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant indoor spaces and refined exterior spaces. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.