About High Five house

Glad you made your way here! Back in the fall of 2013 I purchased my first home in Northeast Minneapolis. The home was full of potential – carpet covering original hardwood floors, original built-ins and doors with plenty of wallpaper to remove. The journey took nearly 4 years to fully renovate (DIY style) the entire home.

This blog was created to document the process and share the raw-ness of the process. Enjoy!


about-us-lindsey-newLots of people laugh and make corn jokes when I mention I was born and raised in Iowa. But honestly, growing up with midwestern values not only taught me how to find creative ways to keep myself entertained as a kid but also taught me a lot about being a hard worker. From an early age I developed a passion for making things. I embraced the entrepreneurial spirit at age eight by trying to sell crappy but well-intentioned homemade potpourri, and shortly into adulthood I knew exactly how to hone in on that creative bug. As a former graphic designer and now full-time realtor, I’m passionate about helping my clients find homes with potential and brainstorming renovation ideas to make a space unique and functional. I also have a keen eye for staging and styling homes to ultimately increase a homeowners bottom line when selling. When I’m not scouring the MLS for new listings,  I love working with my hands in a number of ways – gardening, reinventing craigslist furniture and cutting hair (don’t worry I actually have a cosmetology license too).