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North Oaks Model

Main Floor     1,539 sq ft
Porch215 sq ft
Upper Floor1,935 sq ft
Total Finished3,689 sq ft
Lower Level finished1,190 sq ft
Lower Level Unfinished349 sq ft
Total Sq. Ft.5,228 sq ft
Garage972 sq ft

Exquisite home in the Rapp Farm Neighborhood of North Oaks. Custom built TJB Homes model will take your breath away. Gourmet hearth-style kitchen, formal dining room and butlers pantry. Impressive 3½-season porch with a gas fireplace overlooking the stunning preserve. Immaculate master suite, Jack-and-Jill bath with two connecting bedrooms and an additional suite are all situated on the upper level of the home. The lower level features dual bars, sauna, exercise room, built-ins, a custom wine cellar and walkout private patio. Nestled in a cul-de-sac setting, the view outside is filled with wildlife and lush surroundings!

Are you upside down on your home? We have a great program to help you move and get out of your small townhouse or tiny house and into a new TJB home. Call for details. We also take trades. We will build on your lot or ours. We built not one, but two homes for Extreme Makeover.

Featured in MIDWEST Homes Magazine

North Oaks' Natural Oasis by TJB Homes, Inc.

North Oaks' Natural Oasis by TJB Homes, Inc.
A pedestal tub nestles into the corner of the luxurious master bath. The well-spaced, granite-topped vanities guarantee elbow room. (Photo by spacecrafting)

This home in the private Rapp Farm neighborhood of North Oaks is situated to take full advantage of the wooded conservation area that lies behind it. But it’s hard to say which views are more beautiful—those looking outside or the ones within. 

Knotty cedar gives the porch an up-north feel
Knotty cedar gives the porch an up-north feel. (Photo by spacecrafting)

Builder Tom Budzynski of TJB Homes, Inc. created an open floor plan that lets Mother Nature play a starring role in the overall look and feel of the 5,235-square-foot home. From the bright and airy kitchen and expansive great room to the kick-your-shoes-off three-season porch, it’s impossible to walk through the house without taking in what’s going on outside.

An angled corner staircase leads to the second-floor bedrooms
An angled corner staircase leads to the second-floor bedrooms. (Photo by spacecrafting)

The soothing master suite, which features a contemporary bed-and-breakfast fireplace and a rounded reading nook, feels like a lavish tree-house hideaway with its almost floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjoining bath is a mix of glass, tile, and wood that plays to the natural elements outdoors.

The open kitchen and granite-topped island offer plenty of space for cooking and congregating.
The open kitchen and granite-topped island offer plenty of space for cooking and congregating.
(Photo by spacecrafting)

On the lower level, Budzynski created a virtual playground for kids and adults alike with dual bars, a sauna, and an exercise room. This entertainment haven features multiple flat-screen TVs, a stylish dartboard, and a custom wine cellar to accommodate a variety of tastes and interests. The floor of the wine cellar was crafted from the wood of wine casks, the markings of which can still be read.

With 35 years of design-build experience, Budzynski says he knows what homeowners want, and this home is a culmination of what he has learned over the years. “They want that ‘wow’ feeling,” he says.

“The inspiration for this house was definitely the view,” he says. “We made full use of the site and views out the back,” he says. “As you walk in the front door, the whole backyard opens up.”

Home Description


  • Open design with large expanses of
    Andersen Windows
  • Unique corner stair design
  • Rounded window wall in kitchen dinette
  • Enamel wood work on base and case
  • walk-in pantry
  • Huge rear mudroom to fit the sporting Family
  • Built in lockers in rear Mud Room
  • Kitchen planning center
  • Formal dining room and den
  • Napoleon LHD45 fireplace in Great Room
  • Serving Buffet in Formal Dining Room


  • Knotty cedar finish
  • Fireplace with Stone face
  • PGT four track screen/window system
  • Large maintenance free deck


  • Wisbro under floor heat
  • Finished Bedroom and Rec Room
  • ¾ bath with ceramic shower
  • Exercise Room
  • Large Walk up Bar with stone accents
  • Wine Cellar with dramatic door,
    stone accents and wine racks
  • Rec Room has open T.V. Theater area
  • Cedar Saunna


  • Five Bedrooms 5 Baths
  • Second floor play loft area
  • Second floor laundry
  • Amazing Master Suite with round window wall
  • Large master closet
  • Under floor heating in Master Bath
  • Free standing tub in master
  • High ceiling in Master Bedroom and Bath
  • Ceramic and glass Walk-in Shower
  • Jack and Jill bathe plus additional Guest bath up


  • Insulated wall and ceiling
  • Fully Sheet rocked and Fire taped
  • Almost four car garage in size
  • Two Floor drains
  • Roughed in for future heater


  • 105 Gallon Marathon water heater
  • 96%+ DCM Rheem Furnace
  • Whole House Humidifier
  • Landscaping allowance
  • Four Sided Architecture
  • Private Pool Community
  • Andersen Windows (America's Best Window)


  • Add Court for $50,000.00

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Super Energy Design Construction
  • Our homes heat for less
  • R21 wall batt insulation
  • 6 mil vapor barriers in walls
  • 6 mil vapor barrier under basement floor
  • R-50 attic insulation
  • True continuous vapor barriers everywhere
  • Foam boxes in attic for all fans & recessed lights
  • Foamed interior basement walls
  • Timers on all bath fans
  • Sealed electric boxes
  • 90+ Rheem furnace
  • Set back thermostat
  • Panasonic DC110 bath fans(super quiet)
  • We have put air exchangers in homes for 30 yrs
  • Are Homes are Super Tight!

About the Home

TJB Homes, inc.

Home Location:
North Oaks


  • Minneapolis Glass Company
  • Southern Lights, Inc.
  • Stone Countertop Outlet
  • Warners’ Stellian Appliances
Office: 763-780-2944
Tom Cell: 763-286-6868

Situated on a cul-de-sac overlooking a wooded conservation area, this home-built in the private Rapp Farm neighborhood of North Oaks-brings a little bit of country ambiance to city life.

It's not unusual to look out the expansive great room window and see a deer roaming out back, part of the appeal of this site. Future homeowners will also appreciate the green spaces, miles of groomed walking/biking trails, community clubhouse and pool, and location in the high-performing Mounds View school district.

The home, built by TJB Homes, is open, airy, and bright. The main level includes a formal dining room, butler's area, den, kitchen with high-end appliances and plenty of room for congregating, mudroom off the garage, and three-season porch with a fireplace.

The angled corner stairway, off to the side, leads up to bright bedrooms, a bonus room, laundry room/craft area, and master suite with a rounded sitting area, fireplace, and built-in cabinetry.

The lower level features radiant floor heating, an exercise room, wine cellar, sauna, guest room, playroom, and walkout to the secluded backyard.

One of the trademarks of TJB Homes is their commitment to designing and heating homes for less. Tom Budzynski, founder and owner, has actively studied cold climate housing techniques and understands how to choose the right insulation, keep heat in, keep moisture out, and avoid insulation gaps. His track record speaks for itself-he's been building super-tight homes since 1982, with a long list of satisfied customers who appreciate their lower heating bills.

We take trades. We will build on your lot or ours. We built not one, but two homes for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Are you upside down on your old home? We can help with our guaranteed lease program. We also take trades on your old home. TJB Homes did two homes for Extreme Makeover Home Edition and is now a featured "Bath Crashers" contractor.