I hesitated over the title of this week’s blog post because, really, one person’s dream home may be another’s nightmare. Some folks would lovingly wander all 16,228 square feet of Edina’s most expensive listing while others would immediately wonder how they would keep it clean and who will maintain the grounds.
I suppose that if the $45,116 monthly mortgage payments are affordable to you then this particular home may just fit into your dream category. So, let’s take a look at it.
First, the basics:
Bedrooms: 4 (a 704- square foot master suite among them)
Bathrooms: 9 (five full, two ¾ and two ½ bathrooms)
Year built: 2003
Lot size: 2.28 acres
The craftsmanship of this home is stunning, with vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings, custom woodwork and built-in cabinetry. The four bedrooms are quite large and each has a fireplace.
The home also boasts a great room, family room, formal and informal dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, sun room, amusement room, billiard room with a bar, exercise room and a room with a putting green.
If you prefer to entertain outdoors during our amazing Edina summers you’ll find plenty of appropriate spaces to do just that. The grounds are meticulously landscaped and include fountains and a pond.
The 4-car garage contains a large workshop. Located in the Mirror Lake neighborhood, this stunning home is offered at $9.5 million.
When I grow up I’m going to write like whoever wrote the description for this house. It’s quite dramatic – but then again, so is the house. “The setting starts with a gated, covered arch carriage house approach . . . and winds thru towering conifers and majestic hardwoods to this landmark home.”
The home has so many unique features it’s hard to know where to start. How about the floating, three-story stone stairwell? The “grand reception hall?” I know what you’ll like – the TWO kitchens – and one of them is massive.
Here are the basics for this amazing home:
Bathrooms: 6 (3 full, 3 partial)
Square footage: 8,800
Lot size: 3.44 acres
Year built: 1974
You will also find a theatre, wine cellar, family rooms, billiard room, an office, seven garages and a dock on Mirror Lake. This home is offered at just under $5.5 million.