Bungalow Nostalgia

Even though the home was converted to a duplex in the 1980’s, this remodeled kitchen proves you CAN go back! Anchor Builders restored its 1920’s single-family traditional layout, while adding a few transitional details. In contrast to the perimeter cabinets which are painted white, the island, buffet, and desk pieces are custom finished with a dark stain that shows off the natural wood grain. Minnesotans know the real value of a mudroom, and the reclaimed space provides a dedicated spot for everyone!

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Anchor Builders Build Team

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Project Photographer:
Seth Benn Photography

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Recent Projects

Neighborhood Charm

This remodel went from a tiny story-and-a-half Cape Cod, to a charming full two-story home. The exterior features an additional front-facing gable and a beautiful front porch that is perfect...

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Nest in the Trees

The original 1939 Cape Cod was charming but a bit lonely on the wide, quarter acre lot. With a fourth child on the way, the couple longed for the convenience...

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Modern Farmhouse

This design embodies a modern farmhouse exterior with an open concept floor plan and nautical mid century influence on the interior. From top to bottom, this home was completely customized...

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A Blank Canvas

The homeowners loved the location of their small Cape Cod home, but they didn't love its limited interior space. A 10' addition along the backside of the home and a...

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French Country

Once a dated rambler, this home has expanded into a two-story with elements reminiscent of the French countryside with its steep black roof and charming Disney-esque details. Although they were...

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21st Century Foursquare

While the homeowners loved their original “Sears catalog” foursquare, it wasn’t working for their modern day family. This rebuilt foursquare still suits its Lake Harriet setting, but delivers an exceptionally...

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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.


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


Best of Houzz


Best of City Lakes Magazine (Builder and Remodeler)


NARI National 1st Place


BATC Remodeler of the Year Nominee


Best of 2018 City South Magazine

  • 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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