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Thursday, March 22, 2012

For sale by owner: High-tech mid-century modern home in Stillwater, MN

HOUSE FOR SAL
STILLWATER, MINN.
4 BED, 2 BATH
2,800 SF, 1.25 ACRES, 4 PLOTS OF LAND
DETACHED 2-CAR GARAGE WITH LARGE, HEATED WORKSHOP ATTACHED
EXPANSIVE RIVER VIEWS
ON BLUFF, VERY PRIVATE
IDEAL FOR ENTERTAINING, INSIDE OR OUT
MID-CENTURY MODERN, OPEN DESIGN 
CONTACT: juliejac1@gmail.com

TOTAL ELECTRONICS UPGRADE: COAX & ETHERNET EVERYWHERE,  SECURITY SENSORS, KEYPAD WIRING, BUILT-IN SPEAKERS (6 ZONES), SURROUND SOUND, SATELLITE/ANTENNA TO ROOF, HUGE A/V RACK + UPDATED ELECTRICAL; LUTRON RADIO RA LIGHTING INSTALLED THROUGHOUT; CRESTRON SYSTEM REPLACED WITH MODEST 4-ZONE MULTIROOM AUDIO SYSTEM, BUT THE HOME IS TOTALLY WIRED FOR ANY LEVEL OF HOME AUTOMATION/MULTIROOM AUDIO & VIDEO

 

ASKING: $599 PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. email juliejac1@gmail.com

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this beautiful mid-century modern home sits all alone at the top of a bluff, with one of the best views in Stillwater, MN. 2,800 square feet, very open architecture with floor-to-ceiling windows spanning roughly 60 feet overlooking the St. Croix River.

There is no other property like this in Stillwater -- this expansive, this secluded. They're not making any more sites like this in the area! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Located across the street from the Stillwater Country Club, the home is exactly one mile north of the lovely downtown, named one of the five prettiest towns in America by Forbes magazine. You could walk to your boat slip.

Architecturally, the home is unique in the area and was featured in Life magazine when it was built in 1950.

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It has three very sizable bedrooms and a huge office (overlooking the golf course) with built-in everything. (We call the house 4-bedroom because the office can certainly be used as one.) The two bathrooms are fairly modest. The kitchen is Euro with Subzero freezer and Miele appliances that are not all that new but look great and work fine.

There is a 2-car detached garage and a giant connected heated space behind the garage for a work room or storage.

There is lots and lots of land -- 1.25 acres to be exact -- with a big natural prairie field with native grasses and flowers. Below is a video of the river side of the house:



The property comprises four lots, one of which is buildable if you care to sell it or build. The plot is fairly isolated, so you won't see any neighbors but they're around if you need them.

There is a large screened-in porch with great views, no mosquitoes. There is a TV hook-up there and built-in speakers. Outdoor speakers also grace two sides of the house so you can crank out tunes during outdoor parties.

Washer and dryer are included, along with all the major kitchen appliances.

Although the house is 50 years old, we are techies and have rewired the place at great expense for home automation, multiroom audio/video and so much more. You can read about it here.

The very cool cork flooring is about three years old.

This is a great house for entertaining, and perfect for relocating execs. It is about a 15- or 20-minute drive to 3M, 15 minutes to Imation, 20-30  minutes to St. Paul, 20 minutes to Medtronic, 40 minutes to MSP airport.

You'll catch plenty of errant golf balls, and awesome glimpses of hot-air balloons, blue herons, bald eagles, and a few too many deer.

It's just a cool place, and beautiful every season.

UPDATES:
Our handy renters have made some vast improvements to the house, worth seeing again if you saw it earlier this year.

They include:

  • New paint in virtually all rooms
  • Restored cypress detail around the perimeter of house. It really pops
  • Stripped, painted, sealed and caulked the exterior (about halfway done)
  • Updated front door to a more mid-century-modern look, and it really looks cool
  • Cleaned up the overgrown landscaping, leaving a blank canvas to beautify in the spring
  • Took down awful metal-slat shades, replacing with subtle curtains
  • Connecting to city sewer and water – $40k spent total on assessments and hook-up
email: juliejac1@gmail.com
cell: 651-260-9614

NOTE: Click on images to expand.



1/25 acres, no neighbors, one mile north of downtown Stillwater, MN
 Life magazine, c1950
Not a bad way to wake up


Giant workshop/storage behind garage

giant office, built-in everything (cleaned out and repainted after this picture)


This inch-thick cypress has been beautifully restored around the entire perimeter. It had been salvaged from a very old boat.

For you techies, outlets on left have about 4 Ethernet ports and a few RG-6 coax. Wiring for rear-surround and subwoofer in to the left and right of back window locations.




Large screened-in port with outdoor speakers, wired for cable TV and internet

Large screened-in port with outdoor speakers, wired for cable TV and internet




A tech-lover's dream: floorplan and wiring locations


Wired for home automation, security, whole-house audio and video



Beautiful even in winter
mud room, laundry room
heated workshop attached to garage
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Told you the bathrooms needed some updating but that corrugated glass is stunning

















techies wanted. Most of A/V and home automation gear in the rack was removed, but there is a modest multiroom audio system in place, and the wiring (all labeled!) to do anything. Lutron lighting controls also are in place.










KEYWORDS: river view, Stillwater, St. Paul, Minneapolis, MSP, 3M, Imation, for sale, for rent, for lease, mid-century modern, architecture, contemporary, Minnesota, Minn., St. Paul MN, Stillwater MN, Medtronic, for sale by owner, fsbo

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