A Level Up in Lenox

True to its name, we started by “popping the top” and converting the existing attic into a proper second level. This not only created more square footage, but it also enabled an ideal, open feel for the main level. Next up, to create a layout that fit their family, we converted the previous main floor bedrooms into a formal dining room and an office. Lastly, we integrated our client’s love for reading, history, and originality by hand selecting elements to keep, restore, or replicate. This historical twist on a contemporary design was the perfect blend of our client’s wishes while harmonizing with the surrounding charm of the Lenox neighborhood

Project Team:
Anchor Builders Build Team

Project Designer:
Anchor Builders Design Team

Project Photographer:
Spacecrafting Photography

Project Recognitions:
Gold Award at NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Awards 2022: Residential Addition Over $250,000

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A Level Up in Lenox

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Behind the Wallpaper

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Our Process


After you reach out to Anchor Builders, we’ll discuss what you’re looking for and the goals for your new home. We’ll decide if we are the right team for your vision. If the answer is no, we’ll recommend other options. If the answer is yes, we’ll walk you through a budget presentation and a subsequent follow-up discussion.


We’ll come out to the property and get some measurements. Then, the real fun begins —the design kick-off and space planning. Together, we’ll start developing the home that will be your family’s anchor for years to come. Later, we’ll go through a rough bid presentation and then the actual design development will begin.


Next, we’ll get to work with a build kick-off as we begin the construction. You’ll be kept up-to-date on the progress with onsite walk-throughs as your Anchor home gets closer and closer to being finished. After completion, it’s champagne time! We’ll welcome you into your new home with a finished home reveal.


NARI CotY Regional Award (Residential Addition over $250,000)


Best of Houzz Design


Best of Houzz Design


Best of Houzz (Service and Design)


Sun Sailor Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Interior Design and Best New Home Builder)


Sun Sailor Readers’ Choice Awards (Best New Home Builder)

  • Scott J.

  • Minneapolis

"Thank you for your honesty, diligence, transparency, and expertise. We appreciate you. We love the home you have built for us and will treasure our years here."

  • Lisa S.

  • St. Louis Park

"Although the home we moved in to was no longer working for our family, we never wanted to tear it down and start over. Anchor Builders – and in particular, its design team – helped us achieve that, and we simply added another chapter to our original home’s story."

  • Katie S.

  • Minneapolis, MN

"It was easy to work with Anchor for many reasons. Having an in-house designer who guided us along the way with our planning was extremely helpful. Though I thought I'd have little need for a designer (I'd like to call myself design savoy), our designer proved to be very valuable."

  • Anna L.

  • Minneapolis

"We love our home and really enjoyed the design and build process. All of our neighbors who were living next to the build also have made comments about how respectful Anchor was throughout that process."

Your home is the anchor of your family.

Life is full of ups and downs, but at the end of the day, as long as you have your family, health, and a happy home, life is good.

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