Teardown: Building a new home on an existing Twin Cities lot

With quality Twin Cities home sites in demand, teardowns can be a fantastic option for Twin Cities homeowners with vision.  Replacing an older home in disrepair with a new home that is suited to the lot improves the streetscape for the surrounding neighbors, helps increase property values and gives you the ability to enjoy all of the amenities of an established, sought-after neighborhood.

There are many considerations when contemplating a teardown.  Each situation is unique and requires a customized solution to bring your vision to reality.  We work with you every step of the way facilitating the teardown/custom build process from demolition of the existing home to the design and construction of your new home.  We’ll partner with you to make sure that your style and tastes are implemented.  In addition, we closely monitor your budgetary goals and clearly communicate the actual costs through each phase.

The basic phases of the teardown process include site acquisition, site planning, home design, construction management, contract to build, construction drawings, selection process, home construction and closing.

A key ingredient in this process is site planning.  With input from you, our engineers and architects will design a layout for your home that will take full advantage of the property. We’ll consider how the sun moves across the lot, the natural topography of the land including possible use of any existing trees, garage placement and privacy.  Based on your goals, we’ll determine the best orientation for the home on the lot.  In addition to these criteria, each town has its own set of zoning ordinances and restrictions that need to be considered during the decision-making process.  Our years of experience building throughout the Twin Cities is invaluable in this process.

Contact us today to explore how we can create your new home on an existing lot

Pursuing a teardown may seem like a daunting endeavor but it can give you the home of your dreams in a neighborhood you love.  Trust us to bring the knowledge and skills to navigate the waters and design a custom home in the location you desire.

Contact us today to start building your new urban home.