“It was a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of moment. The kind of random unexpected event that changes your life forever. At least, where you’re going to be living. That was our experience walking into the home. We had never heard of WEST BAY HOMES, nor had we ever met Rick and Kelli Vogelgesang, but from the day we walked into their Grayson Model, we never looked back. From the modern farmhouse exterior to the elegant, spacious beautiful interior, it’s perfect. Incredibly designed and crafted for everyday living in the most beautiful artful way. We feel blessed everyday to wake up in our dream home, and we feel thankful to have met two of the most kindhearted people who we now can call friends.”
~ Stephanie and Reilly Dillon
"Modern. Elegant. Timeless. Our home is truly a dream come true. ‘The Treehouse’ is a well suited name for this hidden gem nestled in a grove of trees in an excellent Minnetonka location and was well worth our wait. Every day we count ourselves blessed and our hearts are beyond full, especially our children ❤. The WEST BAY HOMES design is stunning and incorporates nothing but the absolute best... Every design feature from ample storage, the layout and finishes, the architecture...It is simply grand. A sense of retreat and relaxation is just what our family needs at the end of a long day, and the Treehouse does just that and more. All of our guests are in awe of the beauty and the high quality in every touch.
Genuine. Passionate. Kind. Rick and Kelli are two incredibly talented individuals, who are dynamic and powerful together. They lead with passion and design homes full of richness and uniqueness. They strive for nothing but the best and build relationships with their clients that go beyond the purchase. Rick and Kelli take time to know you on a personal level, your interests, and your unique needs. Kelli not only supports you through the purchase but continues to engage with design questions on the interior and exterior proactively. Kelli wants to be sure your home is all that you dream of…and is perfect. WEST BAY HOMES gave us the confidence to push the boundaries to be bold, and it turned out absolutely stunning! They were never wrong on any design detail and truly have a gift with their eye for design. Both, Kelli and Rick, respond instantaneously and support their customers in every way possible to ensure completely satisfaction. They both truly leave no rock unturned."
~ Tony and April Wagner
"When we first visited a West Bay Homes model, we were not thinking of moving or building a new home. We were so impressed with their model – you could see and feel the quality of the home. Once the idea of a new home was planted, we began looking at lots as well as visiting other builders’ models. While all had interesting floor plans and finishes, we were sold on the West Bay Homes approach and the ability to build wherever we wanted – not being tied to a certain development as well as our home not looking like the one next door was important. West Bay Homes handled it all – assisting with the purchase of the lot, coordinating an architect, handling the actual build as well as all interior design decisions. Our home is a completely custom home and we were involved with every detail. We can't imagine the other builders would have involved us to the level that West Bay Homes did – nor let us have the endless choices on every finishing touch for our home. West Bay Homes built our family a home that fits our family life perfectly."
~ Victoria Olson
"It is our esteemed pleasure to write this letter to thank you for all of your hard work in helping us with our first home purchase in Minnesota! We hope this letter explains our gratitude for the exemplary service we received from the both of you.
As you know, my husband and I moved from North Carolina to Minnesota 4 years ago for career purposes. Since arriving in the Twin Cities, we considered older homes that needed TLC, extended offers to purchase bank-owned properties, and visited numerous open houses to find the place we wanted to call home. We knew after connecting with you during the spring 2017 Parade of Homes event that you'd be great partners to guide us in the right direction. You've certainly exceeded all of our expectations!
Thank you again for helping us become Minnesotans and providing exceptional service to our family!"
~ The Houstons
"How do you sum up the opportunity to envision the perfect home for your family and see it come to life? A blessing! Our journey began with a casual interest in finding a more suitable home for our family, close to schools we already loved. Nearly a year of unsuccessful searching lead to our realtor asking if we would consider building. At first we were hesitant to the idea, but one visit to a West Bay Homes model quickly changed our minds. This was what we were searching for: luxurious and functional charm! Now as we enjoy an evening on our porch together, we reflect on this journey. Building a home is no small task, but West Bay Homes makes that task not only achievable, but fulfilling. Thank you for truly understanding our vision and for building our family our dream home."
~ Latia Eittreim
"We had been searching for a new home for well over a year and had met with other fine builders. However, we knew the moment we stepped into the house on Sky Lane, we had found our home. It was clear to us that Rick and Kelli's vision and attention to detail was exactly what we had been looking for. That vision is reflected in the quality furnishings, accents, and materials. That attention to detail was found in every aspect of the home from the beginning of the project right up until today, well after we had moved in.
More important than even the home, we can't say enough about Rick and Kelli personally. Their love for their work and vision, you can see, it's a true passion to them. Buying a home is a lot of work, but they made the entire process easy. They stayed on top of every detail and always kept their word."
~ Mark & Darcy Seaton
"Thank you for building our dream home. We were looking for a new construction home for almost a month. We happened to come across one of your properties purely by chance. This was the first house we looked at, and it has become the house we finally chose and fell in love with. We looked at seven different properties in the same price range and the workmanship of West Bay Homes, house plan, location and practicality won us over. We liked that Rick and Kelli did not give into any of the latest fads and kept the quality of the finished square footage higher than the cookie cutter competition. Negotiating was easy and Rick helped us with contacts for adding our finishing touches to the house and with financing as well. Rick took genuine interest in our needs and we never felt pressured to sign the purchase agreement. West Bay Homes comes highly recommended from our side and we would be happy to share our experience with other potential clients who are making one of the biggest decisions in their lives."
~ Dr. Arvind Vemula
"It's a very big house and while it's open and airy and modern, it's also warm and inviting, like a Victorian house that was built a long time ago with all the tall ceilings and detail work. While others companies say they custom build, this is actually a custom built home. You can tell because this is the only house in the neighborhood that looks like our house. It doesn't look like any other house. And inside, there are details like the doors have glass doorknobs. You just don't see that. And the built-in cabinetry of the pantry, which also has a glass door, it feels like an old Victorian pantry ... and there are two laundry rooms ... everything in the house just shows so much design and care."
~ Becky Vemula
"After going to their model home and meeting Rick and Kelli we knew that West Bay Homes was the perfect fit for our needs. Rick has detailed knowledge of the building process while Kelli took the edge off when it came to making tough decisions pertaining to the design of our new home. Building with West Bay Homes was pure excitement and joy!"
~ Sara Lantto & Mike Jorgensen
"After living in our two story home for 31 years in which we raised our children, we decided it was time to move into a rambler for our retirement years. We found that the only way we could get the home we desired was to have it custom designed and built. We also decided that we wanted to work with a smaller builder with experience building truly custom homes. We talked to several other builders before we met Rick and Kelli, but once we did and spent some time with them, we knew they were the right builder. They were involved throughout the process from Rick first sitting with the architect, Kelli meeting with the interior fixture people, and painters to design a cohesive floor plan with a house that looked right inside and out."
"Rick was out at the house almost every day and would meet us there anytime we wanted during the build to talk which assured all the detail we wanted was put in place properly. He also had a good relationship with all his subs, and you could tell they liked working for him. This in turn, helped us obtain the detail and quality we wanted. We too were on a first name basis with many of the subs and found them all wonderful to deal with. You could also call Rick at any time if there was an issue, and he would take care of it as soon as possible. Kelli was greatly involved in design throughout the home. You can see that this work all paid off as the home flows very well from space to space with no area over or understated. It ended up being exactly what we wanted. I can also say that Rick did a very good job of keeping the construction site clean and organized and routinely blew off the road in front and kept that as clean as possible. The neighbors really appreciated that!
All in all it was a very good process that was made much easier by working with Rick and Kelli. We enjoyed our build a lot and are very happy with our new home!"
"We arrived in Minnesota to house hunt as we relocated from Connecticut. We looked at numerous homes in this price range and liked many of them, but there was always something about each one that did not meet all of our needs. The minute we walked up to the gorgeous front porch and through the double front doors we both had a feeling this was THE house for our family. We toured the home and noticed all of the beautiful finishes and the open yet warm and inviting floor plan. We knew this house was special and could tell that this home wasn’t built by a large builder with a cookie cutter floor plan. Instead, it was built with an appreciation for practical and attractive design elements and quality construction. Rick and Kelli built this home with a lot of love and we look forward to raising our family in this West Bay Home!"
~ Donna Grubka
"I'm in love with my new closet, laundry room, and spa master bath. I may never leave the upstairs!"
“We had been searching to find our perfect home to raise our family for a few years... After we found the location that we knew was right for us, we kept our eye on homes and lots for sale. When we found the right home, my husband began research on companies to help us renovate. WEST BAY HOMES was on the top of our list based on the beautiful homes they had created and their showcase work. We met with Rick and Kelli and instantly knew we had all the confidence for them to complete the large full home renovation project we had in mind. Kelli was great at providing ideas that matched our vision, while Rick was exceptional at helping execute while staying on schedule. It was very important to be in our home at a certain point since we would be welcoming our second child around the same time that we would be moving in. With all the stress of renovating, selling our other home, and having a baby, Rick and Kelli did the best they could to help relieve our worries along the way with the renovation process and all the unknowns that can come up when doing a renovation versus a new build. We’ve settled in and love our new space very much! Thank you West Bay for your dedication and help along the way!”