North Oaks Whole Home Renovation and Addition

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The existing architect-designed original owner home from the 1970s was about to become a multi-generational legacy property, with the goal of merging households. This required a substantial addition to an already unique and complex structure, while also maintaining the design and style of the original home. The existing home consisted of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2-car garage and a deck overlooking the lake. With a cramped space and outdated finishes, the house was transformed into an architecturally-interesting home that fits the needs of the family. Now, the gorgeous lakeside home boasts 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a 4-car garage, as well as a beautiful deck with unique glass railing that wraps around the side of the home.

Transformations: Before & After

Before the remodel, the kitchen in this St. Paul Bungalow did not leave lots of room for preparing meals.


Before the remodel, the entry door, garage door, and coat closet were all located in the foyer. The existing layout made storage organization difficult.

In the newly remodeled space, there is plenty of storage with built in shelves and cabinets and seating at the island.


The newly remodeled space has clear and defined areas. A grand double entry door welcomes you through to the foyer. The garage door was relocated on the other side of the coat closet and is equipped with a new mudroom, providing lots of storage. A new double staircase with a unique walnut accent wall helps blend the new addition to the existing home.

Before the remodel, the doorways were narrow and the rooms did not feel very spacious.


The existing kitchen was small with minimal counter space, making cooking dinners for the whole family a difficult task.

Removing the wall separating the kitchen and dining room gave us room to build a custom island with additional seating and storage. Fewer walls means natural light can now filter through the entire house, brining with it positive energy and well-being.


The kitchen needed to be expansive and functional for the family. Redesigning the layout and opening up walls helped to provide space for a large island with lots of seating. The Gonyea Remodeling team incorporated custom cabinets that beautifully encapsulate the original design of the space, while providing easy storage solutions for the new kitchen.


The existing dining room was closed off from both the kitchen and living area. With a wall between the kitchen and dining room, the main level didn’t provide an open atmosphere that the family wanted.


By removing the wall and extending the kitchen into the existing dining room, The Gonyea Remodeling team created a bright and airy space that will be perfect for family gatherings. Although open to other rooms, a unique custom bridge above the dining space provides an intimate and elegant setting.


Flow from room to room in the existing home was difficult.When walking to the living room from the foyer, you were presented with a wall that closed off the main level.


Now, you are greeted with tremendous views from the new large windows and unique wrap-around deck.

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