Archive for the ‘minnesota’ Category

A look at Mansions for Sale !

April 15, 2009


Location: 550 Long Lake Road E, Orono, MN
Price: $4,950,000
Square Feet: 19,625
This massive lakeside estate was designed by Bruce Schmidt and is located on close to 6 acres of  land. The 10 bedroom and 12 bathroom house contains a living room, dining room, great room, family room, kitchen, office, wet bar room, playroom, game room, an indoor pool, and an 8-car garage.
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Location: Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT
Price: $9,998,000
Square Feet: 17,834
This stone Gerogian mansion under construction sits on 5 acres of land and contains 8 bedrooms and 8 full and 2 half bathrooms. The home has a formal living room with brick fireplace, dining room, family room, great room, an elevator, a recreational room, a home theater, a swimming pool, and a 4-car garage.
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Location: 7553 Forest Hill Road, Burr Ridge, IL
Price: $6,850,000
Square Feet: 16,000
This stately mansion contains 6 bedrooms and 8 full and 3 half bathrooms. The home was built in 2000 and sits on close to 2 acres of land. It has a grand formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen, an indoor pool and spa, a home theater, a billiards room, a wine cellar, a gym, and an elevator. 
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Location: 7714 Georgetown Pike, Mclean, VA
Price: $4,500,000
Square Feet: 15,000
This newly built mansion contains 5 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half bathrooms. It was built in 2008 and sits on 2.5 acres of land. The palatial sized colonial mansion contains  beautiful 2-story foyer with a double bridal staircase, a dining room, living room, 2 offices, great room, family room, kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, sunroom, catering kitchen, pet grooming room, library, 4-car garage, exercise room, billiards room, recreational room, bar, game room, wine cellar, and an elevator.
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Recently Sold Minnesota Mega-Mansion

February 28, 2009











Location: 1535 Bohns Point Road, Wayzata, MN
Price: $9,500,000 (sold)
Square Feet: 32,500

This huge mansion called “Living Waters” is located on Crystal Bay. It is one of the largest homes in Minnesota. A loyal reader of mine mentioned this home to me a couple of times. The mansion includes a two-story foyer, two-story great room, a gourmet kitchen, and numerous other amenities. The amazing lower level / entertainment level includes a recreation room complete with billiards table and aquarium, an amazing custom home theater, and a full commercial kitchen. The best part of this home is the indoor pool. The massive 2-story enclosed pool area contains a large fireplace, numerous sitting areas, a swimming pool with diving board, and a floating slide.

A look at Mega-Mansions 3 !

January 31, 2009





This is the former home of record producer and song writer Jimmy Jam. It is located at 5800 Hardscrabble Circle, Minnetrista, MN. It has 24,000 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 5+ bathrooms. It has both indoor and outdoor pools. The home sold for $7,000,000 on June 14th, 2007.






This is the home of Tommy Bagwell. Tommy is the CEO of American Proteins, Inc. He lives here with his wife and two children. The home has 20,000 square feet of living space. It has 9 bedrooms including a master with a huge 25 ft. in diameter circular bathroom. The home is located on Holland Drive in Cumming, GA.

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This huge mega-mansion belongs to lawyer and investor Alvin Malnik. The home measures in at a mind blowing 61,946 square feet and is located on N Ocean Blvd in Ocean Ridge, Florida.

A look at Businessmen and their Mega-Mansions!

January 10, 2009




This is the home of Tim Durham. It is located on E 113th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.Tim Durham is a 45 year old financier from Indiana and heads up Obsidian Enterprises. Durham made his millions from leveraged buyouts and turn-arounds. His net worth is over $75 million. This mega-mansion is over 30,000 square feet and contains a massive attached garage that can fit up to 70 of Tim’s luxurious cars.

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This is Scott Jones’ two-story 20-seat High-Tech home theater. It contains a 16 by 9 foot screen. The estimated cost for this is an astounding $650,000.


Indoor Tree House Room. Estimated Cost: $80,000 to $100,000

This is the home of Scott A. Jones. The 53-acre estate is located on W 116th Street in Carmel, Indiana. The 27,000 square foot mega-mansion is a High-Tech paradise. It took 7 years and $20 million to renovate the mansion.The home features a 33-foot-high great room, an indoor tree house, a circular mahogany slide connecting two floors, a 25-foot-long saltwater aquarium, two waterfalls in the master bathroom, a separate indoor basketball court, and a full-scale cast of a T. rex skull. Jones’s vintage technology collection includes a Victrola, a metal diving helmet, and a one-cylinder Brush automobile, which predates the Model T. The whole place is kept spotless and humming by a staff of 15, including two IT directors.The Jones residence also includes a dining room with the original leaded-glass windows and a fireplace, a huge breakfast room that doubles as a second dining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, seven (7) bedrooms, seven (7) full bathrooms, seven (7) half baths, one dog shower, a custom-designed swimming pool, a lush waterfall on a hill on the front lawn, and a spectacularly lit fountain just in front of the house. Future plans include the replacement of the current kidney-shaped swimming pool with a larger indoor/outdoor pool incorporated into a pool house with a fitness center and Japanese Ryokan. The proposed design includes disappearing walls. Scott’s home was named America’s Best Home by HGTV.

Scott Jones is an American inventor and entrepreneur. He is widely known for inventing voicemail systems. His latest venture is known as ChaCha Search Inc, which is a human-assisted search engine.

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This is the former home of David Koch. It is located on Homestead Trail in Medina, Minnesota. David Koch is an American billionaire businessman. He is one of the co-owners (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate with major oil and gas holdings that is the largest privately held company in the United States. He lives in New York City and is its second-wealthiest resident after Mayor Michael Bloomberg.