This lakeshore estate is located at 425 Oxford Road in Orono, MN. It is situated on 2 acres of land and was built in 1988. It boasts 10,505 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with separate breakfast room, home office, recreation room, 2nd kitchen, home theater, pub, golf simulation room, gym, indoor mini hockey arena, lakeside swimming pool, patio space and a 4-car garage. It is listed at $4,950,000. This home definitely has every amenity imaginable, but I’d much rather see an indoor basketball court rather than an indoor hockey arena.

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  • Barney

    This place looks comfortable, very livable and spacious, for sure. While it’ll never make the cover of Architectural Digest as is, it still looks quite welcoming to me. The room sizes, windows and amenities all look to be there, but one BIG stupid, feature………..an INDOOR ICE RINK, IN MINNESOTA of all places, for Gods’ sake?!?! That’s like having a huge, big, powerful steam room in a house, that’s in the middle of the rain forest in Brazil…..idiotic, absolutely! With two acres to the place, you could have a huuuge outdoor (where it belongs!) ice rink, and replace that stupid thing with an INDOOR POOL……….agreed guys??




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    • Kenny Forder

      Well it’s a hockey arena, not an ice rink lol. If it was an ice rink, then yeah, that would be stupid.




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      • Barney

        Sorry Stud…..that’s where you & I part ways BIG time on an indoor, mini hockey rink in Minnesota…..one of the absolute COLDEST states in the country, with one of the longest winters……that’s about as retarded as retarded can be, in my book 🙂




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        • John

          Does that really look like ice to you? If so you need to get your eyesight checked. That’s not an ice rink. It’s a solid floor, probably for in-line skates.




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  • robert

    I like it alot. The exterior night picture makes it look like a snug little getaway in a cold winter landscape. I like everything about it except for the two story living room with the balcony overlooking it. I almost never like those. The rest of the house is great. A warm family home to while away the long winters in. Get in a little virtual golf, have a drink, watch some tv, play a little hockey. Would love to spend a long winter in this house.




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    • NOVA Ben

      I was thinking the exact same thing…all these indoor amenities would be a fabulous way to spend your cold Minnesota winter, whether you have company or not! well put!




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    • Iemand

      Agree with you guys. I isn’t the best looking house but it sure looks like you could have some fun there.
      I had the money someday I would like to have a (2nd/3rd) house like this; spend the winter with family/friends and have some fun both indoor and outdoor (skiing?).

      But I do think I would find some better looking house than this though…




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  • Charlie

    An indoor mini-hockey arena? Wow, what a boring way to waste some money. But the house looks very cosy and comfortable.




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  • Daniel

    I prefer this one, and it’s a million dollars less:

    http://homesoftherich.net/2011/01/stunning-newly-built-home-in-orono-mn.html#comments

    This one feels really cheap.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Full disclosure: I’ve never been a huge fan of mid-west architecture like this…while many homes have a lot of interesting angles and attractive individual architectural features, the package as a whole has never appealed to me, it comes off looking bland. I’ve never been able to put my finger on what exactly makes me feel that way.

    That said, however, the inside of this home looks welcoming and cozy. I prefer windows that have latticework (or panes or whatever you call them) to break up the large expanses of glass, like in a Colonial-style home, but that’s a minor gripe. The entertainment amenities look to be top-notch here, and you’d never be at a loss for things to do with company or extended family. I have to agree with Barney’s sentiment above about the hockey arena…seems an odd choice. You can’t fault the sellers for installing a feature that they themselves truly enjoy, but when it comes time to sell you have to accept that not everyone will have the same enthusiasm for it, and it may hurt your ability to sell. That said, I’m wondering if it wouldn’t actually be too hard to convert that space to something like a basketball court. Sure, it won’t be regulation and the ceilings are a bit low, but it seems to me you’d have some options if a hockey arena isn’t your thing.

    Overall, I’m a bit lukewarm on the house as a whole, but it’s solid proposition nonetheless, if a bit on the spendy side.




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  • Kieran

    I love this house. For many more photos and bigger photos go to http://priceypads.com/28378/ultimate-family-retreat-4950000-2/




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  • Oliver

    House is nice enough, but the idea is awesome, seems like the ultimate winter playground. Indoor mini hockey arena definitely seems like a huuge waste of money. As someone else pointed out, in MN you could just built an outdoor rink that would be way better and way bigger. but 10,000sf and only 4 bedrooms? looks like you wont be doing too much entertaining here unless they’re all bunk rooms.




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  • Thomas H. Martin

    You guys are obviously not Minnesotans




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