A private island with a more than 19,000-square-foot residence in Minnesota hit the market last week for $15 million, the highest-priced listing in the state.
Dubbed the Windermere Estate, the 1.37-acre property is located in Greenwood, about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. It’s priced at about 63% more than the next most expensive listing in the state, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
“With this private island property, there is no ‘one’ unique feature. Everything about the home is exquisite,” listing agent Jessica Prudden, a partner at the Prudden Co., which is based in Minneapolis, said in an email.
Windermere offers 19,253 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and one of the state’s largest glass-enclosed atriums, according to the listing. It also has 1,150 feet of water frontage and far-reaching views of St. Alban’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka throughout the property.
The island is accessible by a private bridge, which leads to a 10-car heated garage with a car wash via a private tunnel for owners, according to the listing. Guests are directed to a terraced motor court.
Once inside, the four-story home “affords a balance of exterior and interior activities,” Ms. Prudden said.
The entertainment floor alone “boasts double wine rooms (one featuring an artist mural shipped in from Australia), a gift-wrapping room, a billiards lounge with a custom two-sided marble fireplace, an art gallery, an indoor spa and relaxation room, a grotto, private gym and sauna, [and a] personal, private screening room featuring 1960s Italian glass sconces from a theater in Rome,” according to the agent.
There’s also an eat-in chef’s kitchen, a wood-paneled library, a living room with a fireplace and French doors, a glass elevator and a primary bedroom suite with a sitting area, terrace, fireplace and a bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate shower, according to the listing.
Outside, there’s a pool and deck with lake views, plus access to an array of water sports, the listing said.
Ms. Prudden noted that the luxury market has “ratcheted up a level” in recent years.
“This property is the distinguishing example of how strong and desirable the luxury market is in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs,” she said.
The property is owned by Kam Talebi, the CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality Inc., which operates several fine-dining restaurants in Minneapolis, PropertyShark records show. He purchased the property in 2013 for just over $1 million. Mr. Talebi did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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