Brainerd Custom Home Design Studio

About Our Studio

The Wausau Homes Brainerd Design Studio is located in Nisswa.  Owner Larry Oaks has been a native of Brainerd since he was five years old and has been offering the highest quality in new home construction since the mid 1980’s.  With extensive knowledge about building on lake lots, cabin re-builds, local codes and regulations, and unique home customization Larry and his wife Jennifer offer a wide variety of building options from the Wausau Homes Brainerd Design Studio.

Nobody in the northwoods brings the expertise and simplified building process that Wausau Homes Brainerd has to offer. With advanced 3D home rendering technology, Larry Oaks and his team let you visualize your custom new home before any construction begins. Coupled with a design studio offering some of Northern Minnesota’s finest interior and exterior selections, we build each home customized to your needs.

About The Area We Serve

Located in the heart of Minnesota, the Brainerd Lakes Area is best known for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With nearly 500 from which to choose, the area boasts some of the most popular lakes in the state including Mille Lacs and the Whitefish and Gull Lake Chains. Park the boat and create fun family memories at Paul Bunyan Land amusement park. Ice fishing, snowmobiling and skiing are some of the favorite winter activities.

We offer a premier building experience for any new home buyer in Crow Wing County and Cass County which includes Brainerd, Nisswa, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Hackensack, Longville, Crosby, and Garrison.

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Our Pricing

Kickapoo Home Floor Plan


Move in ready with lot $280,000

  • One Story
  • 1248 sqft
  • 31x45 fp
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 113 Favs
Winneconne Home Floor Plan


Move in ready with lot for $299,000

  • Two Story
  • 1721 sqft
  • 26x42 fp
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 317 Favs
Red Lake Home Floor Plan

Red Lake

Move in ready with lot $367,000 with $25,000 lot included

  • One Story
  • 1657 sqft
  • 52x58 fp
  • 3 Bed + Flex
  • 2 Bath
  • 854 Favs

"Larry Oaks provided an excellent service from our first visit to the completion of the home. We could not have asked for a better experience!"

Tom Frette, Backus, MN

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Begin your new homebuilding experience by choosing from our seven fully customizable home floor plan series. Your Wausau Homes builder will help you arrive at a firm price depending on how you customize your home, type and size of lot.

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