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Winter Wonderland

BY VICTORIA VAN VLEAR
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIZ RAMOS OF TWIN CITIES VISIONS

What’s more welcoming than a cozy farmhouse lit up inside when it’s dark and snowy outside? Minnesota sees some harsh winters, so the home designs need to not only have great style, but be functional for the long winter months too.

Luckily, home developer and designer Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang of West Bay Homes knows how to pair form with function. At first glance, what you’ll notice is the dramatic A lines of the rooftops, which give the home a traditional farmhouse feel, while allowing for other classic features such as the large front porch and metal roofing over the first floor.

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