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For a real estate agent, seeing what is new on the market each day can be quite exciting. You just never know what is going up for sale! Here is a list of the most recent homes above $500,000 to hit the St. Paul market.

If you are looking in the St. Paul area for a home, or thinking of selling your current residence, please contact me.

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In case you missed it, the Pillsbury Mansion “Southways” was quietly put back on the market in October 2011 for $24 Million, a far cry from its previous listing price a few years back of $54 Million. Located at 1400 Bracketts Point Road in Orono the home sits on some of the best real estate on Lake Minnetonka.

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In Minneapolis, the most expensive single family homes are situated around the beautiful area known as the Chain of Lakes just southwest of downtown. Lake of the Isles and Lowry Hill, settled by some of the wealthiest in the city, are home to many of the grandest properties in all the Twin Cities. Currently the most expensive home comes in at $6.5 Million!

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From Harrison Ford’s Big Apple penthouse to the late Elizabeth Taylor’s  Bel Air estate, you can own a piece of A-list real estate as long as you’re able to pay the price.

Celebrity homes are on the market all the time, with plenty to choose from, and compared to the recent rash of billionaire homes, they can be surprisingly affordable. Of course, some are still plenty expensive. Here is a look at some of the homes of the ultra-famous currently on the market, as listed by, which posts famous and unique homes weekly.

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They may not exist in vast numbers, but currently there are 51 condominium units available city wide priced over $1 Million. Here is the top five countdown for most expensive luxury condominiums in the Twin Cities area:

  1.  Phoenix on the River in Minneapolis – trying to live up to its luxury billing, the most expensive unit for sale in the Twin Cities could be yours for a mere $4 Million. It is located across the river and has fantastic penthouse views of downtown. With 3 bedrooms/5 bathrooms and over 6200 square feet this condo unit is under construction so right now it is only a dream.
  2. The Harrington House in Wayzata– this three bedroom/three bath unit has over 4400 square feet, with amazing views of Lake Minnetonka. A few years ago these units were topping $5 Million,  but this unit is listed for great price of $3.9 Million.
  3. Washburn Lofts in Minneapolis – $3.5 Million: Built in 2004, this 2 bedroom/3 bath condo unit has 4200 finished square feet and takes up the entire penthouse level. The night time views of the Minneapolis skyline are nothing but stunning, featuring 270 degree views of Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. Did I mention that is comes with its own terrace?
  4. Phoenix on the River– did I forget to mention that this development holds not only the number one spot but number four as well? This under construction unit has 4 bedrooms/4 baths and over 5800 square feet, but is a little cheaper at $3.5 Million
  5. The Manhattan House in St. Paul – oohhhh, this one is really pretty, not to mention the fantastic views! Located in downtown, this two level penthouse has 2 bedrooms/4 baths, and over 5000 square feet and is probably my favorite of the five. It will cost you just under $3 Million, but hey, that’s pocket change, right?

View More Information about these Luxury Condo Units:

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It’s always fun to know what’s for sale, especially when we’re talking about multi-million dollar homes. In St. Paul, the most expensive homes sit on or around Summit Avenue, one of the most famous streets in the Nation for historic homes, so it should come as no surprise that the following home sits just a few blocks away.

Luxury Historc Mansion Frederick Weyerhauser

Known as the Frederick Weyerhaeuser Mansion, it is currently listed for sale at $2.75 Million. It sits on the bluff overlooking St. Paul and has quite a large yard at 1.3 acres.

Learn more about this historic home, please visit Historic Homes of Minnesota.

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If you are looking for a waterfront home to buy, maybe you might be interested in purchasing land instead. Many times buyers cannot find the perfect home, so the next best option is to find acreage for sale and build the home of your dreams on it. Below are the most expensive parcels of land for sale on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. If you can’t afford it, well, it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?!

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Contemporary styled homes, or as others might call them “Modern”,  are not the first choice for most home owners in the Twin Cities. Many do exist, but are scattered throughout the Twin Cities. The square construction and angular design are unique, but some times don’t fit the wooded surroundings. With a limited number of buyers that actually like Contemporary Homes in Minneapolis, they aren’t easy to sell.

Below are three of the most expensive Modern homes in the Twin Cities:   

contemporary home at 603 Parkview Terrace, Golden Valley

603 Parkview Terrace, Golden Valley

 Priced at $1.8 Million, this 6400 square foot home was built in 2007 and is currently listed with Remax Results. Its rooftop deck overlooks Wirth Park which is just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. 


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19845 Manor Rd, Deephaven, MN

   Located in Deephaven near Lake Minnetonka, this 2004 constructed home is listed for $1.45 Million by Coldwell Banker Burnet. It boasts almost 4000 square feet and sits on 1.25 acres of land.  


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2100 W Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, MN

 Coming in as the most expensive Contemporary home currently for sale, this 5500 square foot home is listed at $3.195 Million with Lakes Sotheby’s International and sits on the Northwest side of Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.     Sold for $2.61 Million


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If you are in the mood to complete a mega mansion on Lake Minnetonka, then look no further than this $6 Million home on St. Albans Bay. Sitting on its own little “island”, the home commands amazing views with over 1000 feet of lakeshore. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be when completed. Are you up for the task?

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If you don’t know Summit Avenue, then you don’t know much about St. Paul. It is only the most prestigious street in the entire city, and some will go so far as to say in all the state of Minnesota. Summit Avenue is where all the old historic mansions are located, and is known to be one of the most best preserved historic districts in the nation, with its origins beginning in the 1850’s.

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