Crafting exceptional homes that uniquely reflect our clients' personal taste and style.

Black Dog Homes has refined the team concept with trusted architects, designers, engineers and contractors, to create the perfect fit with each customer and project. Our team approach results in a smooth and rewarding experience for our customers. Based on our commitment to outstanding customer service, Black Dog Homes has built a solid reputation among homeowners in the Wayzata and beyond.

When you entrust your building or remodeling project to us, you get something extra – peace of mind. We deliver quality, honest value and exceptional craftsmanship. 

Client Testimonials

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“We really enjoyed our experience. This house is a lovely manifestation of that.” Steve Rivard


We come together from architecture, industrial design, lighting, technology, music, fine art, media, and finance to design and deliver luminous art. We are artists, architects, designers, curators, animators, project & production managers and accountants.

We make art with light. We create large-scale luminous and digital artworks for architectural facades, city precincts, commercial spaces. We combine light, sculpture, digital media and interactive technology to create works for architectural projects and public spaces.

We believe great works are born from respectful and collaborative relationships. We also believe that the inspiration already exists within a project and our job is to unveil and nurture the work to life. Each artwork is innovative, sustainable and designed to engage communities.





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Based in Wayzata, Black Dog Homes is a multi-generation family-operated business and full-service design-build firm with a focus on new construction, whole house renovations, and additions. We live for the details and intricacies of fine homes and custom architecture.

As a Wayzata home builder, we take pride in the excellence of our process which is supported by industry-leading technology. We find tremendous value in having the builder, interior designer, architect, and homeowner aligned from the very beginning with a team approach. We also partner with some of the most respected architects and interior designers in the Lake Minnetonka area. Additionally, Black Dog Homes is honored to have two of its projects chosen as Dream Homes in the Parade of Homes (2021: new construction and 2018: remodeler’s showcase). Our mission is to improve the lives of our customers by capturing their vision, inspiring creativity, and delivering the highest quality of craftsmanship in the industry.

Custom homes are our specialty whether it be a teardown, new construction on a vacant lot, or building on a lakefront property. Not only is Black Dog Homes one of the premier home builders in the Wayzata, but we are also experts in large-scale remodels that typically require homeowners to be out of the home during the construction phase of the project as these projects are fairly extensive in scope. A significant portion of our renovation projects include an addition, and we have been specializing in home additions for over 15 years! In fact, one of our remodels in particular was a 100-year-old historic Wayzata renovation that was chosen as a 2018 Dream Home in the Remodelers Showcase by the Parade of Homes. Home remodeling in the Wayzata can be challenging, so let us orchestrate every detail of the project for you and simplify what is notoriously a complicated process.

In conjunction with our excellent team of contractors, Black Dog Homes participates in local building associations with other Wayzata home builders for stronger access to networks and ideas that maximize the efficiency of operations. Each association we belong to provides ongoing benefits to both our business and the clients we serve. Knowing where we are and where we’re going keeps us excited about coming to work and delivering the best possible product to our customers. Black Dog Homes is a proud member of the Builders Association of Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota, NARI, NAHB, and Minnesota Metropolitan Contractors Association.

Client Testimonials

"We were hoping to take full advantage of the lake views that were right outside our door, just not yet in “full view.” Major aspects of our renovation included opening up our floor plan and expanding our kitchen, new fireplace and entertainment wall, as well as a new spa like master bath. Black Dog Homes has taken our 1980s home and made it relevant again, and has helped us realize our amazing lake views! As a repeat client, we enjoy working with Black Dog Homes and they have earned our trust. With all projects, there will be challenges along the way. Black Dog Homes has always gone the extra mile in exceeding our expectations.”

- Jeff & Kelli
From Lake Minnetonka

“We had a vision of seamlessly combining the charm our 125 year-old cottage with new living space that would accommodate our family’s living, entertaining and business affairs. We knew the project would be large and challenging and interviewed a number of general contractors before choosing Black Dog Homes for the project. Black Dog Homes was meticulous in handling every detail of the project. With an old home, there were many challenges to be addressed, and the team thoughtfully presented key solutions when needed. We were very concerned about how the old structure would be joined to the new. The design team and construction crew created and built the perfect solution! Finally, the craftsmanship was especially appreciated, as we got to know the team and learned how much experience they had and care they put into the project. From our family gatherings to our hosted business gatherings, we could not be happier with the way our newly expanded home looks, feels, and functions. Thanks again to the team at Black Dog Homes!”

- David & Susan
From Deephaven

"Black Dog Homes and Dan Vanderheyden took our very vague dream and turned it into a lovely home. He listened carefully to our thoughts and ideas and made them real."

- Patrick & Karen
From Minneapolis

Contact us

1905 Wayzata Blvd E Suite 100, Wayzata, MN 55391, United States