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Father-Son Duo Designs Stunning Oxbow Golf Course Home

main level Oxbow golf course

With a career in home building spanning more than 30 years, Rick Samson has no plans to retire anytime soon. These days instead of being the boss, he’s happily entrusted son Chad Samson to take the lead, while he takes on the role of project manager. This stunning 3,850- square-foot Oxbow home is proof that the father-son duo doesn’t miss a single, beautiful detail.

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With a career in home building spanning more than 30 years, Rick Samson has no plans to retire anytime soon. These days instead of being the boss, he’s happily entrusted son Chad Samson to take the lead, while he takes on the role of project manager. This stunning 3,850-square-foot Oxbow home is proof that the father-son duo doesn’t miss a single, beautiful detail.

Oxbow golf course home

With this duo working together to general contract the house, attention to detail was at the forefront. “My favorite part is building relationships with our customers and bringing their visions to life,” said Chad Samson. “I enjoy working with customers from the design to completion. We do all of the finish work, make custom millwork and add in the details like the tongue and groove ceiling and beam work.”

Main Level

This one-story home by Samson Construction features three main-floor bedrooms with a master suite, two full baths, one powder room, a den, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and craft room.

main level Oxbow golf course

Entry

To frame in a dramatic entrance, Samson Construction chose massive, reclaimed wood timbers in Douglas Fir. To make these heavy timbers work for a modern-day interior, the team had them cored out before bringing them inside and assembling them with exposed iron brackets.

entry way Oxbow golf course
Reclaimed wood timbers – Dakota Timber Company

Family Room

In the family room, the duo used reclaimed wood beams to create ceiling interest. One of Chad Samson’s favorite features, these unique, white oak beams came from a barn that was built in the 1800s in the Fergus Falls, Minnesota, area.

family room oxbow golf course home
Reclaimed wood ceiling beams – Dakota Timber Company
Fireplace Masonry – Nitz Masonry
Fireplace – Hebron Brick
Paint, beam and mantel stain – Dave Randash
Quartersawn, stained white oak flooring – Kensok’s Hardwood Floors
Stickley sofas – Northern Home Furniture & Design

Just off of the family room, the homeowners created a separate den space for their two daughters to play, watch movies and practice piano.

main level Oxbow golf course
Paver patio – Hebron Brick
Stamped concrete – Curb Design
Maintenance-free deck – Samson Construction
Stone – Nitz Masonry

The Landscape

Located on the Oxbow golf course, this home is centered around gorgeous views of the course and water. The backyard features a maintenance-free deck, hockey rink, stamped concrete patio, paver fire pit and an outdoor kitchen area overlooking hole 16 on the golf course.

Kitchen

For the kitchen, the homeowners worked with Wendy Dynes of Wood Specialists to create their classic white design with an oversized granite island and quartz surround.

kitchen oxbow golf course home
Cabinetry – Wood Specialists – Wendy Dynes, CKD & NCID
Backsplash tile install – Weise Tile & Stone, Inc.
Backsplash Chicago brick – Syverson Tile & Stone
Lighting and plumbing – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Amish island stools – Amish Oak & American Furnishings
Appliances – Rigel’s Appliance

White, painted maple cabinets, stained maple and a unique backsplash with white Chicago-inspired brick tile complete the look. The kitchen includes an apron-front wash sink, prep sink, steam oven, ice maker, wine storage, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf appliances.

Dining Room Oxbox
Custom designed Amish dining room set and buffet – Amish Oak & American Furnishings
Lighting – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Three-Seasons Patio

Just o of their 2,200-square-foot garage, the homeowners have created a three-season patio that’s perfect for taking in the view during the summer and serves as the warming house for their outdoor hockey rink in the winter.

Three-Seasons Patio oxbow golf course home

The homeowners play couples golf on Friday nights and also wanted to be able to invite guests on a whim. This informal space became the perfect place for gathering friends, neighbors and kids around the bonfire or inside the enclosed patio.

Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom, the Samsons crafted beautiful, vaulted ceilings with painted maple, tongue and groove detailing.

master bedroom oxbow golf course home
Stickley bed set – Northern Home Furniture & Design
Fireplace masonry – Nitz Masonry

Fireplace – Hebron Brick
Carpet – Carpet World

Master Bath

master bathroom oxbow golf course
Shower tile install and design – Weise Tile & Stone, Inc.
Chicago-style brick tile – Syverson Tile & Stone

Nate Weise of Weise Tile completed the custom tile shower design with quartz bench, wood-look tile, Chicago-style brick and glass tile.

master bathroom oxbow golf course
Lighting and plumbing – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Glass shower door – Frontier Glass and Mirror Inc.

Cabinetry – Wood Specialists – Wendy Dynes, CKD & NCID

Inside the custom glass door with a transom window, a steam shower and six water features are run by two different control panels.

master bathroom oxbow golf course

Laundry & Craft Room

A sliding barn door in stained maple opens to an expansive laundry and craft room, with a granite island, custom white board and flat screen TV. Displayed throughout the room is a unique mix of vintage-inspired artwork by the late Minot artist, Brian Hagel.

Laundry oxbow golf course home
Cabinetry – Wood Specialists – Wendy Dynes, CKD & NCID
Vintage, glass jar lighting – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Appliances – Rigel’s Appliance

For easy access, the home’s design has an entrance leading directly from the laundry room to the master bedroom closet.

Lower Level

In the lower level, a custom designed bar, granite countertops, maple stained cabinetry and seeded glass create the perfect backdrop for the homeowners’ love of UND.

lower level oxbow golf course
Lighting and plumbing – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Cabinetry – Wood Specialists – Wendy Dynes, CKD & NCID
Flooring – Carpet World
Blinds and various accents – Scheels Home & Hardware

lower level oxbow golf course

As an accent wall behind the TV, the homeowners incorporated a pebble-inspired wall covering with stained maple media storage.

lower level oxbow golf course
Fireplace Masonry – Nitz Masonry
Reclaimed wood beam shelving – Dakota Timber Company
Artwork – Kate Podolak
Paint, beam and mantel stain – Dave Randash

Creating another focal point is the stunning mantel with white oak beams, open shelving, custom stonework and limestone seating.

bathroom oxbow golf course home

Shower tile install and design – Weise Tile & Stone, Inc.
Cabinetry – Wood Specialists – Wendy Dynes, CKD & NCID

Lower-Level Hockey Rink

When summer comes and their outdoor rink thaws, this family heads to the basement to play street hockey in a lower-level rink they designed themselves.

hockey rink oxbow golf course

For more information, contact:

Samson Construction
Chad Samson
951 Mulberry Lane, West Fargo
701-238-5546
samsonconstructionfargo.com

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