Gorgeous Dream Remodeled Home Featured in Fall Remodelers Showcase

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Each event, BATC’s charitable arm, the BATC Foundation, selects the most exceptional Parade Homes and Remodelers Showcase remodeled homes as their Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes. Each event, the public is invited to help area families in need by visiting these homes, which require a $5.00 donation to enter. All proceeds help continue the Foundation’s work building and remodeling homes for low-income or specially challenged Twin Cities’ families. All other Remodeled Homes are open for viewing at no cost.

This Fall, the Remodelers Showcase Dream Remodeled Home is a delightfully remodeled stone residence adjacent to the historic James J. Hill farm in North Oaks.


Remodeled Home #R16
Bob Michels Construction
1 Pleasant Lake Road, North Oaks
(North Oaks private roads require visitors to check in at the entry to the community, located at 11 Pleasant Lake Road where they will receive driving instructions to the home.)
Whole House Remodel

French Country Cottage

Sitting on one of the most prestigious plats in North Oaks, this 1987-built French Country cottage overlooks the James J. Hill historic barn, creamery, and blacksmith shop. It’s classic stone exterior was still perfect, but inside needed plenty of work to create a warm, welcoming, and elegant residence that lives as beautifully as it looks.

● 5 bedrooms, 3 car garage, 4279 square feet

● Kitchen with Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, to accommodate the gourmet chef of the home, busy family on-the-go, and Holiday parties

● Open main floor plan that extends into a four season porch with a cozy freestanding fireplace

● Large stone masonry fireplace centrally located in the home

● Updated to be environmentally friendly; energy efficient windows, reclaimed beams and flooring were all used. This home was scored at 64 on the HERS index and is Minnesota Green Path Advanced Remodel Certified

● Finished lower level with game room, bar, and lounge room for entertaining guests

● Owners’ suite with oversized closet, elegant bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the Hill Farm

● Knotty Alder wainscoting, exposed reclaimed beams and flooring

● Updated landscaping with large grilling oven, bubbler rocks, stone fireplace, and patio for warm weather entertaining



Our Charitable Arm: BATC Foundation, Making a Difference One Home at a Time

For almost 20 years, the BATC  Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of our member builders, remodelers, and suppliers to help families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home. The Foundation builds, remodels and repairs homes for Twin Cities families in need, often in partnership with local charities and organizations.

The Foundation couldn’t do this work without the support of the thousands of people who donate $5.00 to tour the Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes during the Parade of Homes℠ every spring and fall. This year’s spring Parade of Homes raised more than $59,000 to continue their good works.

Recently, the Foundation completed a new, accessible home for Zack Mohs, a young man who was seriously injured in a hit and run accident. Their next major project will be renovating the home of a veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan.

This spring and summer, the Foundation partnered with Special Spaces – Minnesota to create dream bedrooms for two youngsters. Both received fun makeovers that reflected their favorite things.

“Kate the Great” is a wonderful five-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Type 2 Pheiffer Syndrome at birth, a genetic mutation characterized by the premature fusion of skull bones. She has undergone more than 60 procedures, eight of which were major surgeries for facial, skull and tracheal reconstruction. Kate goes to school with help from her sign language instructor, and loves girly things like Disney Princesses, fairies, dress up and tutus. Kate’s new bedroom is fit for a princess.



Eli is a terrific five-year-old boy who was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) when he was 3. Eli has endured several rounds of chemotherapy and although he is currently in remission, he has several years of medical maintenance ahead of him. Eli will be going to preschool this fall, and loves ninja turtles and running his race cars. His new bedroom boasts a racecar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.



The 2014 Fall Parade of Homes is sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.