New Multi-Million Dollar Lake Minnetonka Listing Hits the Market

Joining the ranks of Southways (the highest priced luxury home on Lake Minnetonka at $24 Million), the historic home owned by Irwin Jacobs hit the market for $22 Million last week.

The original home was built in 1939 for Charles Bell, son of the founder of General Mills. Named Tanager Hill, the home has been added on to over the years and sits on a hill overlooking Lake Minnetonka. It boasts 32 acres, almost 13,000-square-foot main house, a 3,500-square-foot guesthouse, a pool house, two caretaker houses, a barn and a guard house.

Sadly, there is talk in the media of this property being divided off into small home sites, and while some say there is no way the main house would be torn down, recent history on the shores of Lake Minnetonka prove otherwise. The historic Northrup House on Ferndale is slated for demolition, as is the Modernist Era home next door, two homes with such architectural significance that local residents never thought new owners would tear them down to build even bigger homes.

Will Tanager Hill sit on the market as long as Southways has? Possibly. Will anyone really spend that kind of money on a property in Minnesota, even if it can be split into smaller lots? Highly unlikely.

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