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This advertisement appeared in July, 1935 in ‘The Crier’, the neighborhood publication for the Edina Country Club District. Thorpe Brothers, the original developers of Country Club, used this tag line: “To assist you and your friends in selecting a home of sound value." True words in 1935, and still true in 2015, some 91 years after the first home construction began in the Country Club District.
Waterfront homes are the most desirable luxury homes, whether lake front or ocean front, primary residence or vacation home. And in Minnesota, with more than 10,000 lakes, these luxury waterfront homes are in abundance. From serene views to boating culture and recreation, Minnesotans love their waterfront homes. Here are our top picks for Minnesota luxury waterfront homes for sale.
The Cornelia Neighborhood of Edina consists of three distinct and highly amenitized areas: Lake Cornelia, South Cornelia, and Lake Edina. The Cornelia Neighborhood itself was developed in the 1950's and 60's, with most subdivisions being built shortly after Southdale Mall was completed in 1956 as the first year-round, climate-controlled mall in the United States. Today we explore the historical linkage between Southdale Mall and Cornelia.
If there's one thing that moves me, it's authentic New England charm. There is something timeless and elegant in the symmetry and design of a classic Cape Cod or Colonial. Just take a drive through Edina Country Club, around Lake of the Isles, or in front of 2201 Glenhurst Rd in the Lake Forest Neighborhood, and you will feel the pull of the past on your heart strings.
Millennials are the largest generation ever at 75 million. They grew up wired into technology. They eschew ownership and the maintenance that goes along with it. And they highly value the environment. These unique preferences have already begun to impact real estate trends. With that in mind, let's review the top features home buyers want in today's market.
Once the kids leave, you really start to think about downsizing, needing less space, wanting less maintenance, and desiring a different (urban) lifestyle And so you are posed with the million dollar question: where do I go from here? Here is a quick list of your Minneapolis and Edina condo options to get the conversation started.
True mid-century gems are few and far between in the markets today. In fact, many are being torn down in prime locations where the dirt has become more expensive (and desirable) than the home. But in Golden Valley neighborhoods like Tyrol Hills and pockets of Edina, you can still find true-to-form mid-century modern homes like 400 Westwood Drive.
Our Sotheby's International Realty luxury home of the week is an iconic Mid-Century Modern home peacefully situated on 1/2 acre atop Point Dume in Malibu, California, listed for $4,950,000. Breathtaking Pacific Ocean views await you at this one-of-a-kind property in the heart of Malibu, with direct access to world-renowned beaches.