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2017 Award Winners



Entire Home Remodel $750,001 & Over




Orono, Minnesota

Architect/Designer | Kieran Liebl, CPBD, Royal Oaks Design

Builder | Lecy Bros. Homes

Photographer | Spacecrafting

A dramatic face lift and interior redesign transformed this dated getaway into a functional home that optimizes its lakefront lot. Community lot restrictions imposed the additional challenge of improving the home’s livability without expanding the footprint. Moving a powder room from the lake-facing wall to the foyer allowed for windows across the entire rear and created access to a new patio. Simply switching the locations of the kitchen and dining room meant that kitchen cabinets could be placed along a necessary interior wall. The walls that previously held the cabinets and separated the kitchen/dining area from the foyer and great room were demolished.

From the Judges
Complete transformation; really dramatic; precious

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