Southways Estate, Estate of the Day
Another famous blockbuster estate has hit the market and it will most likely be the most expensive sale in Minnesota history. Southways is a huge mansion in the elite area of Brackett's Point in Orono, Minnesota which has served as the summer home for the Pillsbury family. The estate includes seven structures including a caretaker's cottage/greenhouse, garage, pool complex, smoke room and tea house on nearly 13 acres. It sits on Lake Minnetonka and has lovely views but the magic is on the inside on this one, the finishes and details are absolutely flawless. There are nine bedrooms in the 32,400-square-foot-main house. It was designed in 1916-1918 by Harrie T. Lindberg and was used by the Pillsbury family until the early 1990s. It has been lovingly restored by the Jundt family and played host to President Bush last summer. The Pioneer Press reports that according to real estate agent Bruce Birkeland, the family is downsizing. Can the Jundts get their price of $53.5 million? It sounds a bit optimistic but this lovely home will almost certainly be a record breaker.
Larger pictures are in the gallery and definitely worth checking out, especially for the mural in the exercise room/spa and the amazing details on the fireplace.
Gallery: Southways Estate