Photos by Kara Ardayfio Photography and J. Alan Paul Photography
Earlier this year, Magnum Custom Homes made their debut in the Spring Parade of Homes. Now, they are getting ready for the Fall Parade. While these two homes are from the same builder, both are unique and waiting for the perfect family to come along. Join us as we meet the builders, then come along with us as we take a tour the Spring Parade home and get a sneak peek at the farmhouse-inspired Fall Parade home.
Meet the Builders
Magnum Custom Homes is co-owned by couples Wade and Cristy Haugeberg along with Tony and April Rabideaux. Wade Haugeberg is also the owner of Magnum Contracting, a commercial construction company where Tony Rabideaux is Vice President. Together, they decided to launch Magnum Custom Homes because they enjoy getting to know residential clients and building homes that fit the needs of a specific family. This is a standard that the busy co-owners are accustomed to, as the Haugebergs have four kids ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old, and the Rabideauxes have three kids ranging in age from 1 to 8 years old.
This year, Magnum Custom Homes had one of their homes featured in the HBA of FM Spring Parade of Homes for the first time. In a few weeks, they will be showing a new home in the Fall Parade of Homes. These houses, a rambler and a farmhouse-inspired home were spec homes intended to show what Magnum Custom Homes has to offer. However, their first big project was a custom home out in Oxbow. With an intentional focus on quality over quantity, the co-owners of Magnum Custom Homes would like to continue working on a handful of homes each year to ensure that each project receives the attention-to-detail that it deserves.
Spring Parade Review
For their Spring Parade home, Magnum Custom Homes went with a 3,760-square-foot rambler in the Wilds 6th Edition, located right across the street from Legacy Elementary School. They broke ground in Fall of 2017 and completed the build in Spring of 2018, just in time to share all of their hard work with the public. “Since we are new to the industry, we wanted to show people what we can do,” Tony Rabideaux said.
When it came to design, Magnum Custom Homes wanted the interior of this home to complement the taste of its future family. “We wanted it to have a neutral enough palette so that the family can bring in their own style,” April Rabideaux said. The home boasts five bedrooms, three baths and a fully-finished basement with a flex space.
When guests from the Spring Parade of Homes entered the foyer, they were greeted by a generous coat closet with its own sliding barn door, an open floor plan and nine-foot ceilings throughout the first floor.
The living room is open to the kitchen and dining room. Its highlight is a bright, white fireplace with a chunky, floating mantle surrounded by built-ins and floating shelves. “I’m a dark wood guy, so I certainly enjoy that,” Wade Haugeberg said of the dark stain used on wood throughout the home as seen on the built-ins, floating shelves, cabinets and doors, which contrasted nicely with the white, painted trim work.
This kitchen not only looks high-end, but it also features high-end appliances. These include an induction cooktop and a convection oven in addition to a traditional oven, all in a stunning slate finish. Just off of the kitchen is a butler’s pantry, mud room, command center and laundry room. Throughout the design and build process, April Rabideaux and Cristy Haugeberg prioritized organization, which is why the floor plan is so functional. They were also in charge of selecting finishes, with some input from their husbands, though their entire process was really a team effort.
What makes this a high-contrast home?
- Bright, white countertops and backsplashes
- Bright, white trim and dark, wood doors
- Dark, wood cabinets & built-ins
- Natural stone accents
The windows in the dining room not only let in lots of natural light, but also provide generous views of the incredible backyard that comes with this home.
The master suite is off of the kitchen, while the other two bedrooms on the main floor are off of the living room. “It’s a split layout, so the master is on one side of the house and the bedrooms are on the other,” said Tony Rabideaux. This creates a sense of separation for the parents seeking a bit of peace and quiet at the end of a long day. The master bath features double sinks, as do all of the bathrooms in this house, and a to-die-for walk-in-closet.
With eight-foot-ceilings, the lower level features an exceptionally large family room, wet bar, fireplace, flex space, bathroom and two additional bedrooms. “It’s a great space for entertaining because it’s so open and so flexible,” Tony Rabideaux said of the lower level.
While this rambler is currently available for private showings, the 2018 HBA of FM Fall Parade will include a farmhouse-inspired spec home by Magnum Custom Homes. “That was the trend when my wife and I built our own house and it doesn’t seem to be going away,” Tony Rabideaux explained. In preparation for the 2018 Fall Parade of Homes, this *,***-square-foot home will also feature staging by Maria Bosak of Eco Chic Home to help parade-goers envision how the space will look when fully furnished and decorated. The Fall Parade will take place on September 29-30 and October 6-7 from noon to 5 p.m.
Magnum Custom Homes
4686 13th Ave. N Fargo