Unlocking The Twin Cities: Massive Home On Lake Calhoun

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Whether it’s square footage or the size of the lot, real estate space comes at a premium in a big city, and there’s one property on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has plenty of both.

The lot of 3512 West Calhoun Parkway is nearly one and one-quarter acre, which is the largest residential lot on the chain of lakes in Minneapolis.

Inside the home, there’s 7,500 square feet of finished space, which includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suite includes massive his and hers closets.

“I really haven’t seen a closet of that size here in (Minneapolis),” says Babette Bean with Edina Realty, who has listed the property for $2.9 million. “It just goes on and on.”

The property was originally two lots with two homes, which were torn down to make room for the current house in the 1987.

“The architect designed the house so that every window overlooks the lake,” says Bean. “You feel very private (inside), but yet you have the whole view.”

The position of the pool is also unique. The Realtor believes the pool is the only one on the water-side of a home on Lake Calhoun. The pool also offers a view of downtown Minneapolis.

  • Kevin

    This is unlocking the Twin Cities? Really? This makes me sick! How about those who are suffering through the largest recession since the Great Depression? Or how about the constant killings in the Twin Cities? Or the huge increase in property taxes? Good God give me a break….

    • poor kev

      You should have taken some risk earlier in your life Kevin. You might have money for both the house and donations to the food shelf. Better get back on your forklift tough guy.

    • Phiid

      I guess I don’t understand the mentality that there can be nothing of interest in the world so long as there are people suffering in the world or high property taxes. Merely the fact that there is a large house on the market does not mean that you need to be outraged about it.

  • Bill Clintons Cigar

    Say we know your on welfare and have been unemployed for a few years. You have no medical and you spend your days finding foodbanks. You dont sleep at night because you worry about feeding and clothing your children. But if you were one of the chosen few, and life had not kicked you in your groin, you could be chillin like a king. So dream on pesant, and maybe someday, maybe, you can mow their lawn.

  • saying...

    Wow! Jealous folks are out in force this morning. Yeah, it’s beyond reach of most of us. I ‘m a single mom. I live on the East Side and do all I can working a full-time and a part-time job to ensure my mortgage is paid, my kids are fed, and I’m able to make charitable contributions to help others who’s lives are more difficult than mine.

    At the same time, I enjoy a little “peek” into those big estates and penthouses where the extravagant people reside. It actually gives me a feeling of normalcy – do those people really enjoy “family time” when they don’t see another human for hours at a time even while withing the same building? And, honestly, it gives a spark of hope and incentive – if I continue to do what I’m doing then maybe, just maybe, I could find myself if a nicer place some day.

  • Ellen

    Some people are smart and work hard so they have more than dumb, lazy people.

    If you think that’s unfair, you would be incorrect.

    • Richard in Minneapolis

      Like Paris Hilton, for example?

  • nice house

    Wow how unfare is this. These people get to live in that big house. I think the procedes from the sale should be taken and redistributed to me and my cohorts that prefer to complain than make good choices and work smarter. Life is so unfair, I want to demonize the people that make the most of it and glorify those that made bad decisions. Enough of the whining already. Get off your behinds and do something with your lives. If it is too late and your bad choices have already compounded, then you need to accept your lot in life and stop whining. We all went throught the same system and some simply do more with the tools they get.

    • Ines Beag

      95% right

  • me

    I could care less about some newer piece of sh house on a lake.
    I like older houses, and that is what I live in now. It has way more appeal.
    Not as big but it’s perfect for me. To each their own.

    Oh and before some wise a$$ tries to make some kind of comment, we have a joined income of near 800k so don’t bother trying to comment that we live in mpls because we don’t.

    • Modest "Me"

      So you make $30k and your significant other makes a boat load. We get it, thanks for sharing.

    • Oh, Im impressed!

      Newer? Article said it was built in 1987. I guess you didn’t make your big money by reading comprehension or math.

  • Jay

    Homes of this size have never fascinated me, although, it would be fun to see the interior. 7000 sq.feet seems ridiculous, when you arent living in a good majority of it, yet have to pay for housekeeping, and ground crews to maintain it, plus the outrageous taxes. The majority of us live in homes with far less space and features, and are happier than hell we have time to enjoy it with our families. Money CANT buy everything.

  • whocares

    I look at this way who cares what is dealt in this life when you die you won’t be taking it with you.

  • realist04

    A $2.9 million dollar house is “unlocking the TC?” Find a real story or house for that matter. There are a LOT nicer houses around the cities that are newer, nicer, and probably cheaper.

  • Dave

    I think the house would be great to see … after all, I rent an apartment!

  • M.

    Most likely no one knows the real story of these people…but most people have a story. Take the time to listen rather than judge.

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