Building a Home Addition in St. Louis Park

Our clients, a young family, love their neighborhood but wanted to expand the first-floor living space in their home, create a more open concept kitchen and dining space, and add a primary bedroom suite upstairs. Building a two-story addition on the back of their home will make this house a long-term home for their family. The addition will enlarge the living, kitchen, and dining areas. Upstairs it will allow for adding another bedroom and an additional bath on the second floor.

This family’s remodeling must-haves are:

  • New larger, open-concept kitchen and dining area
  • Add a mudroom
  • Add a powder bathroom to the main floor
  • Add a third bedroom and another bath upstairs, creating a new primary suite

Project Type: 2-story addition with a full-height basement foundation
Style of Home: Cape Cod
Year Built: 1950*
Project construction will take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

*Fun fact: This house was built in Robbinsdale and was moved to its current St. Louis Park location. Because it was moved to a new foundation, the eight-foot ceilings in the basement are taller than the neighborhood average. Also, the style of this home is laid out differently from the 1.5 story homes typical in this Minneapolis suburb.

Before | A view of the back of the house before demo and construction.
This rendered drawing shows the new addition on the back of the house. The design ties into the existing roof lines and considers the lot size.
This elevation drawing shows how the existing home will look with the new addition.
Before | A plan view of the home's existing 1st floor
New addition plan view: On the main floor, the addition will expand the kitchen and dining while adding a mudroom and a new powder bathroom.
Before | A plan view of the home's existing 2nd floor
New addition plan view: Upstairs the addition will create another bedroom and bath creating a new primary suite.
Before | The addition will begin just beyond the stairs to the second floor. We'll remove the back wall to open the existing house into the new addition.
Before | We'll remove the back wall of the kitchen, opening the existing house into the new addition.
Kitchen Before
Kitchen Before