Feb 28, 2014

Build a two-story house in just five days inside a giant hall. That was the task at hand for Viebrock Construction as they constructed the annual “Idea Home” for the 2014 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show. The home will be the centerpiece of the Show to be held Feb. 26 – March 2 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

"An estimated 70,000 people are expected to walk through this year’s Idea Home during the five-day Show."

“This year’s Idea Home theme, ‘Rustic Luxury,’ has been an element of design for us on several homes over the past decade,” says owner Tom Leiskau of Viebrock Construction. “We are excited to display our talents and creative material usage with our unique designs.”

Situated on an angle of a 4,800-square-foot lot, the finished home will be nearly 1,700 finished square feet. It will feature several renewable resources as well as engineered and reclaimed products. Highlights of the eat-in kitchen include luxurious custom-built cabinetry and solid surface heated countertops. A cozy stone fireplace with a mantel made of reclaimed timber is the attention-grabber of the living room. A salvaged barn door slides open to the master bedroom.

The Idea Home’s landscape designers, The Garden By The Woods, created an outdoor kitchen sitting area using a metal-domed pergola. A freestanding hydroponic wall garden will provide privacy as well as tasty veggies!

Once completed, the house will be fully-furnished by HOM Furniture who designed the interior to keep with the “Rustic Luxury” theme.

Viebrock Construction is the first Wisconsin-based company in the past five years to build the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show’s Idea Home. Based in Osceola, Wisc., Viebrock Construction has been designing and building homes in Wisconsin and Minnesota for over 56 years. For more information, visit or call 715-294-2188.

FEB. 26 - MAR. 2, 2014