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Our History

The Great Neighborhood Homes Story

Great Neighborhood Homes was established in 2004 by husband-and-wife team Margaret and Scott Busyn. As long-time Edina residents, they have an affinity for the location and charm of older urban neighborhoods in Edina and the Minneapolis Lakes area.

When Scott and Margaret were looking for a home of their own that included the right amenities and enough space for three growing children, they realized there weren't a lot of options. Working with the existing builders was frustrating, and the level of design and distinction was lacking. They considered building a home on their own, but managing all the moving parts made that an unappealing option. 

They decided there must be a simpler way to build beautiful new custom houses in the city's best neighborhoods…and Great Neighborhood Homes was born!

Today, GNH creates award-winning Custom Homes, Renovations and Interior Design projects in Edina and the Lakes area of Minneapolis. GNH homes have been featured in the Parade of Homes, the Artisan Home Tour, and now the ASID Showcase Home.  Our work was chosen for the Parade of Homes Dream Home, the cover of Midwest Home Magazine, and the Artisan Home Magazine. We are consistently ranked in the national top 10 awards for HOUZZ.COM.