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This abundantly verdant estate sets on 30 acres in the Douglas County Lakes area of Minnesota. It is a secluded slice of luxury real estate that is in a league of its own with more than 1,200 feet of waterfront on the Big Chippewa Lake. It is both serene and opulent.
An indoor swimming pool and a spa as well as heated driveways keep Minnesota's infamously frigid winters outside this grand manor. The property is gated and boasts a private beach with a dock and four slips along with a sand volleyball, tennis and shuffleboard courts. There are both cobbled and asphalt roadways. The landscaped and paved trails enable guests to hike, jog, cycle or drive golf carts on the property.
The main residence has 11,400 square feet of living space. There is a formal dining room, a billiard room and a 15-seat theater room. The master bedroom has a private deck that serves as a private observation station and looks out onto the lake. A bonfire patio provides a cozy gathering point year round.
There are guesthouses on the waterfront and in the woods along with an additional house for a property manager. A 1950s-styled malt shop with an efficiency apartment on the second floor adds a touch of eclecticism to the mix as well. Various garden paths are pristinely landscaped throughout. Two gazebos and special play areas for children, such as a school playhouse, make this a land of enchantment for all ages.
While its location is secluded and remote, the Brentwood estate also is close to an airport and the Twin Cities to satiate the ideological "I want it all" vision stupendously — with room to spare. Actually, there are plenty of extra rooms and places in every direction.
Mr. Reed Becker of the architectural firm Widseth Smith Noting is the designer. Edina Realty is managing this listing; Christie's Great Estates is in charge of international marketing services. The asking price on this Brentwood lakefront property in Minneapolis is $14.9 million. For more information, visit BrentwoodLakeProperty.com.