Location: 2825 Little Orchard Road, Orono, Minnesota

Square Footage: 17,494

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 4 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms

Price: $11,900,000

We first posted about this home back in 2011 when it was on the market for $13.465 million. It has since been re-listed for $11.9 million. Located at 2825 Little Orchard Road in Orono, Minnesota, this European inspired home is situated on 5.3 acres and boasts over 300 feet of lakeshore on Lake Minnetonka. It was built in 2002 and features a stone and stucco exterior with 2 porte-cocheres (one connected to a detached garage building). Inside features approximately 17,494 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 5 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer, elevator, 2-story living room with limestone fireplace and sweeping staircase, mezzanine level with built-in bookshelves, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, paneled lounge with wet bar, media room with wet bar and stone walls, gym, wine cellar, guest apartment with full size kitchen, 5+ car garage and more. Outdoor features include a patio with fireplace, putting green, swimming pool, cottage and a dock.

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  • Eric

    Ok I have to say, I LOVE This house, or rather, I love ‘aspects’ of this house.
    The interior is full of wonderful warm colors and dark rich wood.
    The entrance goes into a smaller Foyer before it goes into the grand hallway.
    The flow of Kitchen to Living room to breakfast nook.
    The Rec room with the dark wood and the stone walled basement.
    And of course 5acres of thick wooded land around it.

    But, BUT, there are a few areas that just don’t “feel” right.
    The Master bathroom feels FAR too open with that huge circular window. If it was just the windows around the bathtub, that would have been fine. Also the style of fixtures and cabinets feels ‘strange’ The master bedroom ( I assume it is) also feels too small and crowded.

    Over all I really like aspects of this house, but not the whole thing.




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  • Daniel

    Charming, if a little overwrought.




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  • Chris Kohler

    I still don’t understand what “European” means in the context of architectural styles. When a house looks Spanish, it is called Spanish, when it looks French, Italian, English or Scandinavian or Mediterranean, people call it accordingly. What is “European” then? Is it code for German, because German is a dirty word and you can’t call a architectural style that way?




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  • Hunter

    Beautiful home and estate, I’ve driven by it many times. Another outdoor feature you didn’t mention is the par 3 golf hole in the front yard, complete with three practice bunkers.




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    • Hunter

      Sorry just noticed you mentioned the putting green, but its actually a real hole. In the first pic, you can see the tee box on the right side of the screen, near the driveway.




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  • John Henry

    European inspired real estate, French and Italian mansion and castle styles: http://www.dreamhomedesignusa.com/




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