Sustainable 9’s Home Featured in the Twin Cities Prior Lake Parade of Homes

Updated September 29, 2018

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It’s not just a vision for tomorrow: Sustainable 9 Design + Build creates homes for tomorrow today, reflected in its enduring commitment to green, high performance, energy-efficient homes that are stunningly designed and custom-built.

The Minnesota Parade of Homes is a yearly staple for those looking for a glimpse of the latest trends in Minnesota home design and construction. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and engage with some of the leading home designers and builders in the state and to view the latest products from vendors across the world.

This year, Sustainable 9 was once again featured in the Prior Lake Parade of Homes with our farmhouse-inspired Prior Lake home. Located at 14239 Shady Beach Drive, the single-family home sits atop a stunning bluff overlooking Prior Lake and features luxury finishes and lake views from all four levels. This house has the perfect balance of modern convenience and amenities, all with majestic views of Prior Lake. From intricate tile designs to custom beams and woodwork, this home has been thoughtfully designed and laid out to accommodate family living and entertaining.

Now without further ado, let’s dive in and see what this Prior Lake Parade of Homes feature has to offer!

About the Prior Lake / Savage Community

Prior Lake and Savage are Twin Cities suburbs that each maintains a small-town atmosphere even though they are just a 30-minute drive to downtown Minneapolis. Located in the southern portion of the Twin Cities, these gorgeous lake communities offer unparalleled recreational amenities, including more than 55 parks on 1,000 acres, over 100 miles of trails and sidewalks, and 14 lakes. The parks and lakes offer a wide variety of outdoor opportunities for residents with a wide variety of interests.

Upper and Lower Prior Lake is the focal point of the area. It is the largest lake in the Southern Metropolitan area and ranks number 80 in size of all 10,000 Minnesota lakes. Water skiing, wakeboarding, and surfing are quite popular on the lake and for those interested in fishing, the lake features an array of species, including bass, walleye, bluegills, and crappies.

Wet Bar

A modern wet bar is an absolute must-have in many new homes these days. Featuring matte black cabinets and light natural white oak wood details, this feature is perfect for entertaining guests and gives the space a sleek feel, while still feeling bright and open.

Outdoor Screen Porch

The home also features a stunning outdoor screen porch with a fireplace, allowing you to get three seasons of use out of it before the winter. The porch features a gas fireplace to keep you warm on chilly fall days, a swing that overlooks the lake, and a staircase that leads to the yard for easy access. This is one of the many features that make this home so unique!


This kitchen features a Wolf and Sub Zero appliance package with a massive paneled fridge with a built-in wine tower. A 10-foot island with a ship-lap wall, quartzite countertops, and gold-bronze tones are used throughout the design, bringing a warm and calming feeling to the space.


Master Bathroom

The master bathroom features a luxurious soaking tub and an oversized walk-in curbless shower that once again features a gorgeous view of the lake.

Modern Office

Working from home has never been this fun with this fourth-floor office overlooking Prior Lake through expansive Andersen Windows and an “Eagles Nest” balcony.

Recycled Wood Beams

The home also features repurposed wood beams courtesy of Distress City Millwork in Pequot Lakes. Recycled wood is a great way to add some vintage features to your home while keeping it sustainable and eco-friendly.

Energy Star & MN Green Path Approved

We are proud to say that this home also received Energy Star, Indoor airPLUS, and MN Green Path certifications. Each of these are certifications are awarded only to homes that achieve the highest standards of energy efficiency. To qualify for these programs, homes must be independently tested during and after construction by a certified Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) energy rater.

Sustainable 9: Eco-Friendly, Modern Homes

If you’re interested in designing and creating a home that not only looks amazing and is unique to your needs and specifications, but also is built with sustainable materials and features, then reach out today to get started and make your dream home a reality, or check out some of our other homes and see the wide range of designs we can create.

We’d be happy to sit down with you to learn about your wants and needs and then assist you through the design and material selection process, all while ensuring we’re staying within the parameters of your budget. Even after your home is completed, we still stay in regular contact for a minimum of two years to make sure that you are comfortable operating the technology and mechanical systems within your home.


A custom-built home means you don’t have to sacrifice the details that make your home one-of-a-kind. View our award-winning work and get inspired.

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It’s not just a vision for tomorrow: Sustainable 9 Design + Build creates homes for tomorrow today, reflected in its enduring commitment to green, high performance, energy-efficient homes that are stunningly designed and custom-built.

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More energy efficient than a standard new construction home* *based on HERS ratings


0% Stinky. Committed to - reducing or eliminating VOCs and toxins in the homes we build* *Receiving the EPA's Indoor AirPlus certification on every home we build


Tighter and less leaky than a standard new construction home* *based on blower door test/air leakage results

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