Project Information

Sitting on one of the most prestigious plats in North Oaks, this 1987 built French Country cottage overlooks the James J. Hill historic barn, creamery, and blacksmith shop. The exterior of the home was originally built with integrity but the interior of the home was lacking in functionality and flow. Our goal was to create consistency between the floors of the home while not compromising the original exterior. This total home renovation was planned in phases with a ‘grand plan’ in mind. The rustic touches and unique features of the home combine to create a warm, welcoming, and elegant escape.

  • 5 bedrooms, 3 car garage, 4279 square feet

  • Kitchen with Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, to accommodate the gourmet chef of the home, busy family on-the-go, and Holiday parties

  • Open main floor plan that extends into a four season porch with a cozy freestanding fireplace

  • Large stone masonry fireplace centrally located in the home

  • Updated to be environmentally friendly; energy efficient windows, reclaimed beams and flooring were all used. This home was scored at 64 on the HERS index and is Minnesota Green Path Advanced Remodel Certified

  • Finished lower level with game room, bar, and lounge room for entertaining guests

  • Master suite with elegant bathroom, oversized closet, and balcony overlooking the Hill Farm

  • Knotty Alder wainscoting, exposed reclaimed beams and flooring

  • Updated landscaping with large grilling oven, bubbler rocks, stone fireplace, and patio for warm weather entertaining

Minnesota's Green Path: Remodel Advanced Certified


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Michels Homes

5959 Centerville Road,

Suite 250B,

North Oaks, MN 55127

Phone. 651-653-1210

Email. info@bmichels-const.com