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Katie Kurtz

Born and raised in Minnesota, I spent my time as a kid building forts with my brothers and playing outside. I have a creative mind and I’m always looking for the next project! As the wife of a residential plumber, my husband and I became quite the renovation team over the last 12+ years when we teamed up on our first investment property at the age of 22. Combining my kitchen & bath design training with his construction skills we have completed many whole home renovations, creating a small business that eventually grew and became my boutique design firm, Adorned Homes. 4 years ago I became a realtor and started providing my slew of experience to clients.

Competing on a national reality television show pushed us to expand what we were already doing. The show featured us and 2 other teams competing to renovate 3 homes in Cincinnati. The experience opened us up to alternative ideas on the way we design and renovate a home but also gave us a glimpse into the world of television which was fast paced and focused on storylines. The word “flipper” makes me cringe, which is why we only do about 1 investment property per year! We focus on quality over quantity.

Luxury, Quality, Integrity. I strive to help my clients create a lifestyle. A lifestyle that promotes ease of daily living and beauty in their surroundings. My clients lifestyle is the first thought in the home we find and create together. Best said by Coco Chanel “Luxury has to be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”! The goal is to create a home that provides function & comfort as well as beauty! Katie received training in kitchen & bath design from the NKBA and has over 12 years of experience in renovations of investment properties. Combining her design training with her experience in thoughtful renovations and the resale of a home at a profit.

Many people have a hard time finding a home that hits every mark on their “wish” list. I specialize in working with real estate clients looking to purchase a home and then renovate to make it their own. Whether the renovation just includes new paint and decor or a complete overhaul I can continue to assist my clients even after the closing.

When working with sellers I am able to assert my design and investment property skills in prepping their home to sell with proven staging techniques and simple updates. These services are a huge added benefit to sellers and are provided with all listings. I look at a home as a product; it needs to appeal to people visually, be marketable and the best option for a buyer.

I reside in the north-eastern suburbs with my husband and our puppy, Turtle, a giant 2 year old English bulldog that I can’t get enough of.. Traveling is hands down my favorite past time as well as hanging out by the fireplace on snowy winter days with Dan and Turtle (binging on Netflix).
Katie has been featured in numerous print and online publications for her work in the design and renovation industry, including the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and Midwest Home online. She is the past VP of Communications for the Minnesota chapter of the NKBA as well as the former staging instructor for the Preservation Alliance of MN.

Katie Kurtz's Listings

1880 Annika Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$1,475,000 €1,291,569

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,440 SqFt
  •  

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Mar 30th, 2019, 12:00pm - 6:00pm - NEW PRICE! Luxury home built by custom home builder TJB! Located in private community, Royal Golf Club of Lake Elmo! High end finishes & details in every room. Anderson windows, granite & quartz counters, master ensuite! Sauna, rec room, exercise ...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
OPEN HOUSE

1313 Palmer Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$1,174,000 €1,028,001

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,652 SqFt
  •  

Located in private community, Royal Golf Club of Lake Elmo! This house is starting soon on another lot that we will be able to show you! Cedar beams in great room, shiplap details, rustic 3 1/2 season porch with fireplace, oversized unique garage,...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
EXCLUSIVE

1699 Annika Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$1,100,000 €963,204

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,373 SqFt
  •  

Stunning TJB Homes Inc new Construction starting soon in the Royal Club! This amazing 2 story has all the amenities you are looking for! 4 beds and laundry on one level. Main level features chef's kitchen with high end finishes and a large open li...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
EXCLUSIVE

1291 Palmer Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$998,000 €873,889

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,570 SqFt
  •  

Deluxe Rambler on the Royal Golf Course with all of the great features you’re looking for. Includes deck and 3 1/2 season porch, fully finished lower level which includes a walk-up bar plus a cozy TV/theater bar to have all of your friends over to...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
EXCLUSIVE

1374 Palmer Drive Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$799,000 €699,636

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,247 SqFt
  •  

Gorgeous Villa To Be Built by true custom builder, TJB Homes. All high end finishes! Homes is to to be built Slab on Grade. Anderson windows, granite counter tops, master with en suite, corner lot, 3-stall garage get into this home and customize y...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
NEW TO MARKET

1368 Palmer Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$798,000 €698,761

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,342 SqFt
  •  

Sold before print

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
PENDING

11301 Latrobe Ln Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$670,000 €586,679

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,100 SqFt
  •  

Gorgeous Villa To Be Built by true custom builder, TJB Homes. All high end finishes! Anderson windows, granite counter tops, master with en suite, corner lot, 3-stall garage get into this home and customize your finishes! Also, more single family ...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
EXCLUSIVE

4248 Yosemite Ave S St. Louis Park, Minnesota

$589,000 €515,752

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,710 SqFt
  •  

Move right in & enjoy this gorgeous home! Complete home remodel in 2014 including a kitchen & 2nd story addition. Tons of sunshine in the master suite w/walk in closet & ensuite bath. Great gathering space in lower level including a dry bar with b...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
EXCLUSIVE

Recent Transactions

1880 Annika Dr N Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$1,490,000 €1,304,704

Residential, (SF) One Story

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,440 SqFt
  •  

Luxury home built by custom builder TJB off in the Royal Golf Club of Lake Elmo! All high end finishes! Anderson windows, granite counter tops, quartz island, master with en suite! Sauna, rec room, exercise room, wet bar, wine cellar, lower level ...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

1374 Palmer Dr Lake Elmo, Minnesota

$740,000 €647,974

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,140 SqFt
  •  

Gorgeous Villa To Be Built by true custom builder, TJB Homes. All high end finishes! Anderson windows, granite counter tops, master with en suite, corner lot, 3-stall garage get into this home and customize your finishes! Also, more single family ...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

10 S Deep Lake Rd North Oaks, Minnesota

$674,900 €590,969

Residential, (SF) One Story

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,470 SqFt
  • 1.49 Acres

Fantastic renovation recently completed on this beautiful home! Enter on the curved drive that is lined w/ trees and custom lighting! Home set on a private wooded lot featuring multiple outdoor spaces, including a private terrace off of the master...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

15328 Alamo St Ne Ham Lake, Minnesota

$485,000 €424,685

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,663 SqFt
  • 1.08 Acres

Beautiful, newly constructed home in Harmony Estates! Bright, open floor plan with upgrades throughout. Granite countertops, white enamel woodwork, large mudroom, upper level laundry, wood flooring and private master suite. Set on a large lot on a...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

2925 144th Ave Ne Ham Lake, Minnesota

$405,000 €350,168

Residential, (SF) Two Stories

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,450 SqFt
  • 1.26 Acres

Featured home, fully updated and professionally designed. Master suite with private deck & en-suite bath with his & hers showers. Quartz & granite countertops t/o, tile, wood floors, custom built-ins and large kitchen island! Idyllic setting on...

Keller Williams Integrity Realty
SOLD

3045 172nd Ave Nw Andover, Minnesota

$350,000 €328,365

Residential, (SF) Two Stories

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,500 SqFt
  • 4.22 Acres

Beautifully renovated home nestled on a very private wooded lot with acreage! Granite countertops, hdwd floors, tile bathrooms & a gorgeous master suite. New roof. Outbuilding & space for horses. This one won't last long!

Keller Williams Integrity Realty
SOLD

9942 Kahler Ave Ne Otsego, Minnesota

$374,900 €328,277

Residential, (SF) Two Stories

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,464 SqFt
  • 1.85 Acres

Stunning home located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River! Rare gem filled with charm & modern amenities. Granite countertops, ss appliances, 3 fireplaces, private master bath w/walk-in shower & paved area for basketball court. Beautif...

Keller Williams Integrity Realty
SOLD

9477 Jamestown St Ne Blaine, Minnesota

$320,000 €280,205

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,699 SqFt
  •  

Move right in and enjoy! Fantastic home with lots of natural light, and vaulted ceilings! Completely updated exterior including; roof, windows, siding & garage doors. Kitchen walks out to large, cedar screened in porch that is perfect for warm, MN...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

9495 164th Ln Nw Ramsey, Minnesota

$314,900 €275,739

Residential, (SF) Split Entry (Bi-Level)

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,135 SqFt
  • 2.98 Acres

Rare opportunity for an affordable home in Northfork neighborhood. Completely updated with an open concept kitchen, & a private master bathroom! Granite countertops, tile bathrooms, fireplace, in-ground sprinkler system and large deck. Home sit...

Keller Williams Integrity Realty
SOLD

24360 Yerkes St Ne Linwood Twp, Minnesota

$300,000 €262,692

Residential, (SF) Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,388 SqFt
  • Acres

One owner and very well maintained home on private, wooded acreage with a creek running through! Vaulted ceiling in living room with gas fireplace, walk out basement and much more. 3 car heated garage with additional storage shed. Near Typo Lake a...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

17844 Bluebird St Nw Andover, Minnesota

$304,750 €261,816

Residential, (SF) Four or More Level Split

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,592 SqFt
  • 4.92 Acres

Gorgeous, completely renovated home on 4.92 wooded acres! Granite & S.S appliances in the large, open-concept kitchen. His & hers closets in the master bedroom with private ensuite bathroom. Beautiful outdoor lighting, perfect for entertaining.

Keller Williams Integrity Realty
SOLD

Unit 109 - 2566 Ellis Ave St. Paul, Minnesota

$275,000 €240,801

Residential, (CC) Low Rise (3- Levels)

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,305 SqFt
  •  

Great location with easy freeway access close to downtown St Paul & Minneapolis! 2 level unit with open main level floor plan. Upper level laundry and all bedrooms on second floor. Sunny master bedroom with walk-in closet and double sink vanity in...

Engel & Volkers Minneapolis Downtown
SOLD

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Listing information last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 5:20am EDT.