Coon Rapids Whole House Remodel Revolves Around Kitchen

The Fall 2023 Remodelers Showcase Home Tour features this remarkable remodel radiating charm and warmth from the heart of the home—the kitchen.

Lead Carpenter Nathan Murphy

Carpenter Ryan Whalen, Dan Flood - Cabinet maker

Painter Murphy Bros. Paint Division Shop

Project Summary 

Nestled on the shores of Crooked Lake in Anoka County, this modest 1970s two-story was purchased by the son of owner John Murphy as a home to grow into.  Ben Murphy, wife and teacher Lisa Murphy, fully accepted the challenge of remodeling this home with of course lots of help from Murphy Bros. Design| Build | Remodel.  

“I think every homeowner that accepts the remodeling challenge feels at some point they have bitten off a bit more than they bargained for,” explains Ben Murphy, now the president of the company.  “But that’s just the creative nature of remodeling.  I would say I have an even better understanding of what homeowners go through now that I’ve done the exterior siding, insulation, laundry, entryway, bedrooms, fireplace, kitchen, and dining room not to mention a new interior hand-crafted custom ceiling.”


In this short Fall Remodelers Showcase Preview video Ben Murphy, President of Murphy Bros. Design Build Remodel, explains this 7-year-long remodel and what you can expect to see when you visit this home during the public tour this Sept. 29th, 30th, and October 1st.

Murphy Bros. Fall 2023 Showcase kitchen with farm sink and Tempest Quartzite island countertop
AFTER: DuChateau European Oak Domenico flooring and 36" Wolf induction cooktop.


Typical 1970s home, poorly insulated, decorated in that wonderful eclectic decore.


View from living room back towards addition. Yes, a dining room table will go underneath the three Marvin transom windows, if it ever comes!
AFTER: Tempest Quartzite island countertop.
AFTER: Cambria Weybourne perimeter countertops.
AFTER: The island seats 5 comfortably. Marvin Essential patio & slider window affords an expansive view of the lake and backyard.
AFTER: 42” Sub-Zero Side-by-Side Refrigerator next to dual ovens.
AFTER: Bocchi Farmhouse apron front workstation sink
AFTER: Custom-made pantry by our own cabinet shop master craftsman.
AFTER: Left, wolf steam oven. 
AFTER: Mixer lift station.
AFTER: Custom zinc vent hood.
AFTER:  Custom wine rack.
AFTER: Standard spice rack.
AFTER: New foyer/entry wainscoting, and ceramic plank tile flooring.
AFTER: Fireplace insert and new surround.

Featured Materials




  • DMF recessed with warm/dim technology
  • Lelch Sonos built-in sound system



  • Main floor: DuChateau European Oak Domenico
  • Entry: District Slate Ceramic 6x48" tile

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