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2017 National Award
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2016 Regional Award
Detached Outbuilding

Highmark Builders Inc.
Remodelers of Burnsville, Minnesota

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Callie Valtakis
Highmark Builders Inc.
12237 Nicollet Ave. S.
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Phone: 952 882-8904

2016 Award - Detached Outbuilding

For a fun loving family of four that enjoys the lake lifestyle, an updated boathouse was a must. They wanted a space close to the water where they could relax after a long day on the boat. Although restricted by city ordinances, we transformed this boathouse that was stuck in the 60s into a timeless treasure. The restrictions prevented us from changing the footprint, height, and roof pitch. The first step was to give the exterior a facelift to match the existing house. We added more windows for natural light and swapped a deteriorating deck railing for a stunning cable rail system. Inside, we installed wide plank white oak flooring, floor to ceiling windows, and a heating and cooling unit to make the boathouse enjoyable all year long. Not only did we change the appearance, but added to the functionality of the space as well. A boathouse needs to stand up to the unpredictability of the weather, with that in mind, spray foam insulation was added to give the structure extra stability to withstand constant movement. The lake level was engineered to withstand rising water levels up to 4-0 above the finished floor that will allow for water levels to fluctuate and not affect the integrity of the structure. All of these elements along with outdoor shower and a foot wash station make this space perfect for a busy family that loves the water.