Lakeside Love

by | Oct 2021

remodeled kitchen

Photos: Landmark

Remodel keeps homeowners on beloved lake lot with an updated home design.

Transforming homes with plenty of potential is what Jason Fabio does best at Ispiri Design-Build. As founder and president, Fabio and his team know how to make a client’s vision become more than just a dream, but a reality. “We ask our clients great questions, and we listen intently,” Fabio says, “We get to make our clients’ lives more enjoyable in their homes through the remodeling process.” That’s how Ispiri won first place in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design and a ROMA Award in 2019 for its renovation on a 2002 rambler in Lake Elmo.

On the shores of Lake Jane, Fabio says this family of four contacted him about renovating their home. “They loved this area, loved the lake, but the house wasn’t functioning for them,” Fabio says. He says they looked around to potentially buy a different home that would suit their needs as a growing family, but everything was either not what they wanted, or the price wasn’t right. Ultimately, they decided to do a significant remodel that would transform their rambler into a luxurious home with lakeside views.

Living Room Remodel

“We pretty much gutted the whole main level,” Fabio says. From a design and functionality standpoint, the home had lots of room for improvement, largely in the master bedroom, family room, dining room and kitchen. Reconfiguring the main level allowed remodelers to move the kitchen that was once in front of the house, toward the lake with a row of large floor-to-ceiling windows that added space and sunlight to the space. The team also added a two-car garage connected to a new mudroom and laundry room.

This family’s home transitioned into everything they had hoped for. “In this case, they really got everything they wanted,” Fabio says, “They were super excited about the design updates. My team and I really gave them a place to take in the views, entertain their kids and just enjoy the lake life.”

Homeowner Heide Offord says, “The finished project exceeded our expectations!” She says they chose to work with Ispiri because she liked how they offered a “one-stop-shop” and liked how well the team worked together on all aspects of the project. “We love how Ispiri transformed our home from having dead, unusable spaces, to a beautiful, highly functional home,” Offord says.

Ispiri prides itself on having state-of-the-art showrooms, inspired designers, working with master carpenters to deliver detailed craftsmanship and project managers who help minimize the stress of remodeling. “We have an amazing culture of teamwork and communication that fosters the best outcome for our clients and projects,” Fabio says. “It’s all about our people and our culture to be the best.”


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