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IN THE ALL-NEW DISCOVERY, ADVENTURE IS CALLING

Arriving in mid-2017, your All-New Discovery will be among the most capable vehicles to ever wear the Land Rover badge. Ample approach, breakover and departure angles testify to its inherent off-road abilities, while its Terrain ResponseÂŽ system allows the Discovery to effortlessly adapt to nearly any surface it encounters - giving you greater confidence on everything from slippery driveways to rutted roads in the backcountry. Inside, a beautifully crafted interior with available seating for seven adults is awash in natural light, streaming through a dual-pane split panoramic roof. Outside, exits and entrances will be made easy when equipped with the available air suspension which automatically lowers the vehicle.* *Standard on HSE Luxury Models. Only available as part of specific option packages on SE and HSE models.

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Š2017 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times.

A sports car the world never saw coming. Again. Discover the new Panamera.

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Sixty-nine years ago, we decided we wouldn’t fear what the world has to say about our cars. We would simply make the cars we wanted. Dreamed of, rather. Today, this disdain for the status quo continues with yet another sports car in a never-before-seen form. Five-hundred and fifty horsepower. Four seats. Zero compromise. Take a test drive today. Porsche Panamera. There is no substitute.


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DISCOVER LUTHER LUXURY The Midwest’s Largest Automotive Group Also Has Minnesota’s Largest Selection of Luxury Vehicles.

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2018 JAGUAR F-PACE Starting at $40,990 You can’t eliminate uncertainty on the road. You can, however, minimize it. That’s why the F-PACE features a host of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for added driver confidence. With Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitor and Driver Condition Monitoring, you can focus on the road ahead.‡ Then, when you’re ready to park, Forward Vehicle Guidance helps navigate tight spaces. The more intelligent technology goes into the F-PACE, the more enjoyment you get out of it.

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The top of luxury has been lifted. The 2017 S-Class Cabriolet is the world´s benchmark convertible. Available now at Feldmann Imports.

For the first time in 45 years, the S-Class reaches for the sky in a most literal way. Just as its convertible forebears are among the most coveted, the 2017 S-Class Cabriolet raises the pinnacle of desire with unmatched style, craftsmanship, innovation and luxury. In every way, it’s a modern classic that advances the art of open-air motoring. Now available at Feldmann Imports.

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THE ADVENTURE ISSUE PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY GLENSHEEN | UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA–DULUTH

128 M U R D E R AT G L E N S H E E N Forty years later, a look at Minnesota’s most infamous crime.


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Attend, Fly, Shop, Read

A rejuvenating retreat awaits in Miami.

Culture 58

EXHIBITION An all-white closet celebrates order in the everyday.

60 T H E AT E R The dark musical Glensheen returns to History Theatre.

64 PA S T I M E The art of the well-packed picnic basket.

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E AT E R Y Chef Gavin Kaysen takes over Wayzata.

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GUIDE What to buy now.

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EQUUS Salamander Resort & Spa is the ultimate equestrian escape.

93 D E S T I N AT I O N Inside the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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G E TAWAY Let the good times roll at Hard Rock Punta Cana.

105 I T I N E R A R Y How to spend 24 hours in Ojai, California.

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S PA Giving in to the vortex at Enchantment Resort.

115 TO U R Desirable destinations the Artful Living way.

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Home 202 R E A L E S TAT E Available properties to cure cabin fever.

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DESIGN Jaque Bethke’s signature style shines.

218 E S TAT E A tour of Duluth’s Lochmoor mansion.

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TRENDS The best of outdoor living.

232 B U I L D A lakefront residence is a beautiful balancing act.

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INSIDER’S GUIDE Top builders on creating an at-home paradise.

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REEL REPORT Chasing the elusive king at Waterfall Resort.

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H O B BY Inside Lee Anderson’s palatial boathouse.

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JOURNEY From Montreal to Duluth by inland sea.

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MUSIC Justin Vernon turns up the volume in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

275 N O R T H N OTA B L E S The region’s best and brightest.

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E S S AY How Mary Tyler Moore influenced one woman’s life.

In Every Issue 148 P R O P E R T Y G A L L E R Y 288 B AC K PAG E 275

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SPACECRAFTING, SCOTT AMUNDSEN AND ROY SON

ARCHITECTURE Andrea Swan infuses a waterfront home with whimsy.

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MANSIONS, MONEY AND MURDER On June 27, 1977, I was 14 and living in rural Wisconsin some 66 miles south of Duluth. That morning, my clock radio aired a special news report about a double homicide at Glensheen mansion. Heiress Elisabeth Congdon had been murdered and her night nurse, Velma Pietila, bludgeoned to death. I became riveted by the crime and followed the two subsequent trials with keen interest. While attending the University of Minnesota–Duluth, I toured the estate several times and recall that questions about the murders were considered off-limits by Glensheen staff. I would stray from the group to roam the mansion, exploring the scene of the crime. Our feature, “Murder At Glensheen” written by Joe Kimball and illustrated by Anthony Peruzzo, is the incredible tale of the most infamous murder case in Minnesota history. In 1977, Kimball was a rookie reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and was sent to Duluth to cover the crimes from day one. Since then, he has reported on every aspect of this ongoing story. As part of our coverage, we also conducted an exclusive interview with the good guys from the case: chief prosecutor John DeSanto and lead investigator Gary Waller. Over the past five years, I’ve become friendly with DeSanto, who went on to become a state judge. As he told me, this was “the most complex, difficult circumstantial case with so many different kinds of evidence — some of which I’ve never dealt with before or since.” What happened 40 years ago remains unsolved. Here, we offer an accurate historical account of the events as told by those closest to them. We also present alternative theories to let you, the reader, decide for yourself what actually took place. The eccentric characters involved are as fascinating as the crime itself. Glensheen has been the subject of numerous books and, most recently, a hit musical (see “It’s Showtime” on page 60). The star of the show? Marjorie Congdon LeRoy Caldwell Hagen, who resides in Tucson, Arizona, and turns 85 this summer. (She declined our interview requests.) Welcome to the summer issue of Artful Living, which celebrates adventure. In our pages you’ll find a tour of Lochmoor estate, a Glensheen sister property sitting along Lake Superior’s shore that has been lovingly restored by owners Lee and Penny Anderson. And our story “Anchors Aweigh” offers a first-person account of traversing the Great Lakes on a mighty freighter. Consider making the trip to the charming port city of Duluth this season to tour Glensheen mansion. Trust us: You will not be disappointed. Cheers,

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What big adventure lies ahead? Acquiring a classic wooden boat. Getting married. Taking my horse into the show ring. Adopting a dog so we can go hiking together.

Publisher + Editor-In-Chief FRANK ROFFERS Managing Editor HAYLEY DULIN Executive Editor KATE NELSON Creative Director MANDY EBERT Assistant Art Director AMY BERRY Copy Editor MICKI SIEVWRIGHT

Spending time with our new baby. House hunting. Teaching online barre classes.

Business Manager KAILEE MARTEN Director of Sales + Marketing EMMA CUTLER Client + Public Relations Manager GENEVIEVE COSSETTE Style + Product Coordinator JILL ROFFERS Interns KATHLEEN GILDEA, EMMA ZAPCHENK Contributors W RIT E RS : Carolyn Crooke, Porter Fox, Amber Gibson, Marguerite Happe, Joe Kimball, Wendy Lubovich, Linda Mack, David Mahoney, Rudy Maxa, Melinda Nelson, Chris Plantan, Andrea Swensson PH OTO G RAPH E RS : 2nd Truth, Roy Son, Spacecrafting ILLU ST RATO RS : Allegra Lockstadt, Anthony Peruzzo

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Summertime bliss is… OUR CONTRIBUTORS SHARE.

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Colleen Eversman (2nd Truth)

Joe Kimball

Wendy Lubovich

A bike ride along a lakeside path.

Roadside farm stands brimming with flowers, fresh produce and endless possibilities.

Linda Mack

Anthony Peruzzo

Chris Plantan

Backyard barbecues, sun-kissed skin, jean shorts and a cold beer.

Walking along Lake Superior’s mighty shore.

Hanging out at the lake with my wife and daughter.

Dining alfresco, where life seems easy and worries feel small.


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On the Cover The cover of our summer issue urges us to dive into the North’s most beloved season with reckless abandon. The definition of luxurious leisure, pools are making a splash across the region. While some may say summertime is too short to appreciate such an extravagance, we argue just the opposite: Life is simply too short not to enjoy yourself. It’s simply too short not to jump into your next great adventure, whatever that may be.

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Save the Date THESE SUMMERTIME FESTIVITIES WILL SEE YOU THROUGH UNTIL AUTUMN.

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U.S. Open JUNE 12–18 ERIN, WISCONSIN

The world’s greatest golfers will head to Wisconsin for the first time in U.S. Open history as Erin Hills becomes just the sixth public course to host the preeminent championship. Dating back to 1895, the tournament is historically the most challenging of the four majors, and this year’s event is no exception. The course will be played as a par-72, a rare occurrence that hasn’t happened since the U.S. Open was held at Pebble Beach in 1992. More than 35,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the recently refreshed grounds each day. usga.org

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Adrenaline junkies can get their fix when ESPN’s summer X Games hits U.S. Bank Stadium. Highlights include the best in BMX, Moto X and skateboarding as well as X Fest, billed as the world’s top action-sports festival. “XIP” guests get an exclusive experience, including unmatched views, athlete meet-and-greets, a behind-the-scenes tour, and access to the XIP Lounge, complete with gourmet food, beer and wine. xgames.espn.com

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Italian-made cars, motorcycles and bikes will be on full display during these free Twin Cities events, the largest of their kind here in North country. Auto aficionados can ogle exotic models from the likes of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Maserati and more. Now in its 15th year, Wheels of Italy certainly succeeds in its effort to showcase everything Italian on wheels. wheelsofitaly.com

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An Iowa tradition for 40-plus years, this nine-day extravaganza features more than 100 hot-air balloons, night flying, live music, fireworks and more. Festivalgoers can even experience the action from the air on their own balloon ride. Renowned for its prime flying conditions, Indianola is home to many balloonists as well as the National Balloon Museum, which houses the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame and more than two centuries’ worth of history. nationalballoonclassic.com

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WHEELS U P THE VISION JET REVOLUTIONIZES PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION.

Vision Jet $1,960,000 Cirrus Aircraft • cirrusaircraft.com

Cirrus Aircraft’s latest model, the Vision Jet, reimagines a new era in personal transportation. It doesn’t require a professional pilot or a full-time flight department; instead, it’s meant to be flown by its owner. With a sleek interior that comfortably accommodates up to five passengers, the jet makes a quick jaunt up north with the family or a day trip for a business meeting even easier and more convenient. Everything about the aircraft has been designed to make it a pleasure to own and fly, with the latest performance and safety features. “With the Vision Jet, you can fly farther, faster and higher while carrying more people and cargo,” says Cirrus Aircraft cofounder and CEO Dale Klapmeier. “That’s what it’s all about.”

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Most Wanted DON’T MISS THE ANNUAL ASID SAMPLE SALE AT INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE.

The Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers is back with its yearly sample sale hosted at interior-design destination International Market Square. For two days only, luxury furnishings from some of the most sought-after designers and showrooms will be on offer at 50 to 80 percent off retail pricing. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 29 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Saturday, September 30 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), for this free, open-to-the-public event.

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WATER A CANOE ENTHUSIAST EXPLORES OUR HISTORY WITH THE HUMBLE BOAT. B Y K AT E N E L S O N | P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y 2 N D T R U T H

When our waterways have broken free of their ice shackles and the summer sun is finally shining down on us, we Northerners take to the water. It’s a great Minnesotan tradition, what with our 10,000 lakes. And the purest way to be one with the water, arguably, is in a canoe. Our long and involved relationship with this simple boat is beautifully and thoroughly laid out in Canoes: A Natural History of North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims. The former is a University of St. Thomas professor whose lifelong fascination with the watercraft began when his family moved to an Iowa lake home during his childhood. Since then, he’s been on countless canoe adventures, including serving as a U.S. Forest Service guide for a brief stint and building his own boat in his St. Paul garage over the course of five and a half months. As outlined in the tome, this humble vessel has played a key role throughout history, from exploration to economic development to pop culture. And today, this great North American artifact, which remains largely unchanged, connects us to our past. The book’s foreword comes from Pulitzer Prize–winning writer John McPhee, who once took Jimmy Carter canoeing on the Apalachicola River back when he was the governor of Georgia. Neuzil notes that everyone has a canoe story. Having owned a series of the watercraft over the years, he has a swath of memories and an affinity for wooden vessels (for their warmth). “It is dangerous to get too nostalgic about wooden canoes, however,” he explains, “because in the end, it’s not the construction material in the boat but the construction of memories from the boat that matters.”

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Joseph Donovan’s photography grows from his love of beauty and his awareness of the powerful relationship between our humanity and the natural world.

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the floor like soldiers. White envelopes form a neat stack. A glass jar brimming with white buttons stands at the ready. A fluffy, red pompom dangles from a metal light pull, providing just the right amount of pop. The exhibit is presented alongside another closet, in many ways its polar opposite. With its carved wooden walls and mother-of-pearl inlay, the 1882 Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room is a Victorian marvel. It houses elaborate, embellished gowns, the kinds of garments worn by wealthy arts patron Arabella Worsham. And despite their vast differences in ornamentation and size, the two closets showcase similarities between Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham. Both began as women of modest means. And by their own ingenuity, both created new lives for themselves in New York City. In the end, their parallel quests for beauty, meaning and order within the confines of their closets remain their most potent legacies.

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It’s a simple closet that has blossomed into a work of art. Sara Berman’s Closet is a Metropolitan Museum of Art installation recreated by artists Maira and Alex Kalman (who also happen to be the subject’s daughter and grandson, respectively). Meticulously organized, it is both a memorial and a tribute — a modern-day musing on a life lived. Born in Belarus in 1920, the late Berman eventually settled in the Bronx, where she raised her family. She wore only white. In 1982, she left her husband, money and possessions, and moved into a small studio apartment in Greenwich Village. There, her tiny closet became her ritual. And with laser precision, she lovingly organized her shirts, sweaters, pants, nightgowns, undergarments, shoes, hats, linens, beauty products, luggage and other accoutrements. The small space gives the impression of being all white, and yet, the items it holds are a mix of cream, ecru and ivory. Beige and taupe shoes, slightly misshapen from wear, line up along


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Sometimes the truth is so outrageous, so incredibly absurd that it’s stranger than fiction. Such is the case with History Theatre’s dark musical Glensheen. It’s the real-life whodunit of the 1977 murders of heiress Elisabeth Congdon and night nurse Velma Pietila that took place at the Duluth mansion of the same name. The real-life cast of characters — the disturbed adopted daughter, her dimwitted husband, her magician-like lawyer — inspired playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and composer Chan Poling to bring this utterly bizarre tale to life. Glensheen is equal parts comedy and tragedy, sending theatergoers on an emotional roller coaster with its highs and lows. The plot thickens quite quickly, and indeed it needs to in order to get in all the twists and turns of this tangled web of a story. Our advice: Sit back and enjoy the wildest of rides. Actress Jennifer Maren is masterful as cunning, conniving Marjorie, the suspected mastermind behind it all. Dane Stauffer expertly plays the fool as her boozing, doltish husband, Roger. And Wendy Lehr nearly steals the show as attorney Ron Beshmesher. But just as in real life, the spotlight is eternally on Marjorie; she just temporarily lends it to her counterparts. Now in its third season, Glensheen has been selling out since its debut, and for good reason. It’s the truest example of art imitating life — with a little song and dance for good measure. Glensheen runs July 6–30 at History Theatre. For tickets and details, log on to historytheatre.com.

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Nothing says summer quite like a picnic. If you want to venture farther afield than the comfort of your own patio, you’ll need a basket (or, as the Brits like to say, a hamper). The English are the greatest of picnickers, so it’s only appropriate to look across the pond for some inspiration. Whether you’re going for a long walk or embarking on a romantic outing, packing a picnic basket is like setting a table. At its most elegant, it calls for china, crystal and your best linens. At its simplest, it requires only a bottle of wine and some provisions from the local delicatessen. Baskets can be seriously sophisticated or casually cool. Whichever you choose, heed this advice: Ensure your basket is of sufficient size yet easy to carry. Be sensible in packing, placing heavy items on the bottom and lighter fare on top. Keep cold foods chilled with a frozen water bottle. Finally, reserve enough room for tableware and serving pieces. Pack carefully, and you’ll want for nothing during your alfresco adventure. I like to bring multiple baskets, mixing and matching styles, colors and function for a truly memorable presentation. However and wherever it is done, picnicking is one of the supreme pleasures of outdoor living. So grab a basket and head out.

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When asked which dishes are his personal favorites, Kaysen lists off a good portion of the menu: the escargot, the French onion soup, the roasted chicken, the pork loin, the shellfish platter, the crème brûlée. But he’s forgotten the perfectly prepared steak tartare, the house-smoked salmon, the foie gras terrine with port-wine gelée, and the to-die-for bouillabaisse. And while it may seem like a waste to fill up on bread, pastry chef Diane Yang’s creations are simply irresistible. Unsurprisingly, everything at the bar is a cut above. The summit cocktail, a Moscow Mule kinsman, employs Hardy VSOP cognac, ginger, lime and cucumber, while the chouette 75 blends chamomile-infused Beefeater, herbes de Provence, lemon and bubbles. The Quatre Saisons beer, meanwhile, was created exclusively for Kaysen by local brewery Lakes & Legends; its hints of coriander, lemon and rosemary make it a prime partner for all kinds of cuisine. The Bellecour experience needn’t be a multi-course culinary journey every visit. The bakery serves up everyday extravagances, and there are plans for brunch and lunch service. Whether you stop by to grab a pastry, cozy up to the bar for a quick tipple or dine at the six-person, in-kitchen chef’s table, one thing quickly becomes crystal clear: Gavin Kaysen has indeed done it again.

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When Gavin Kaysen opened Spoon and Stable back in 2014, some of us skeptics wondered: Would the culinary wunderkind really be able to create something standout amongst a sea of Twin Cities talent? Would the adoration and the accolades keep pouring in after the novelty wore off? Today, when reservations to the now-famed Minneapolis restaurant are still hard to come by, the answer is a resounding yes. Then Kaysen set his sights on Wayzata, teasing a French bistro-cum-bakery concept. The new questions on everyone’s minds: Could he lure gourmets out to the affluent if slightly sleepy second-ring suburb? Could he make magic again? The answer, once again: a resounding yes. Opening its doors this spring, Bellecour is a love letter of sorts. It’s Kaysen’s ode to Lyon, France, a place that has significantly impacted his career and influenced his singular success. It’s the hometown of heavy hitters Daniel Boulud and Paul Bocuse, both of whom the chef considers mentors and friends. There’s a frenetic energy at Bellecour, a buzzing excitement brought in by the patrons. It’s because long before they’ve been seated or any dishes have arrived at their tables, they’ve reached this foregone conclusion: The food will be incredible, the service amazing, the experience envy-inducing. And they’re right.


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The French Quarter of Phnom Penh is at the junction of the Bassac, Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. This busy capital city is festooned with a tangle of power lines on which monkeys occasionally swing. There don’t seem to be any traffic rules, and countless mopeds and tuk-tuks whiz by. This congestion is tempered by the beauty of the French Colonial architecture of Phnom Penh, once considered the Paris of the Far East. The hustle of the city fades away once you arrive at Raffles Le Royal. Opened in 1929, this historic hotel has hosted countless diplomats, movie stars and more — perhaps most famously Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Cambodia in 1967. It is situated across the street from the U.S. embassy, so the staff is accustomed to accommodating world leaders. The hotel’s iconic Elephant Bar is no ordinary gin joint. It features 50 different varieties, including Sipsmith, a Raffles exclusive. The crowd here is beautiful, sophisticated and well-dressed. You can find them imbibing while reflecting on an afternoon of adventures or decompressing from a day of diplomacy. This is the same bar where Jackie O. sipped the Femme Fatale, a Champagne cocktail specially created for her that is still served to this day. An afternoon exploring the Royal Palace is a must. Built in 1866 by King Norodom, it is a feast for the eyes, with its classic Khmer rooftops, ornate, symmetrical ironwork and stunning gilding throughout. Within the compound sits the Silver Pagoda. Its grand entrance has giant marble staircases that open up to a floor lined with 5,000 glittering silver tiles. The life-size, solid-gold Emerald Buddha is covered in 2,086 diamonds, the largest weighing in at 25 carats. Nothing can prepare you for the heavy feeling that haunts you while visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, but to ignore this part of Cambodia’s history would be irresponsible. Once known as S-21 Prison, this is the site where 17,000 innocent people were tortured then murdered at the Killing Fields just outside the city. The pain is still palpable. You can almost hear it, see it. You can most certainly feel it. The museum puts the Khmer Rouge in indescribable, devastating context.


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Siem Reap Laid-back Siem Reap has become a popular international destination, with thriving artisan-revival and social-responsibility scenes. It’s best known as the home of UNESCO World Heritage site Angkor Archaeological Park. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is an iconic Indochina hotel that’s conveniently located for adventures in Angkor. The luxe resort sits on 15 acres of gardens and proudly features Cambodia’s largest swimming pool, a massive teal-tiled focal point of the property. The 400-square-mile park is as vast as it is breathtaking. Many temple ruins now merge with trees, their invasive roots twisting every which way. The capitals of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the 15th centuries are the most famous sites here: the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon temples. Each boasts complex architecture and intricate details, with both Buddhist and Hindu symbolism beautifully woven throughout. By some measures, Angkor Wat is considered the largest religious complex in the world. It is undoubtedly the prize achievement of Khmer art and architecture. According to inscriptions, its construction involved 300,000 workers and 6,000 elephants. The structural integrity and the sheer magnitude of the design would make any modern-day architect marvel. Known for its stone structures, Angkor Thom was the world’s largest city during the 12th century. It reflects the Khmer understanding of the vital importance of water and features a network of canals, dikes and reservoirs. A peaceful sunset boat ride through the moat offers the best view of this ancient system. King Jayavarman VII’s state temple of Bayon is at the center of town. It’s famous for its massive stone faces wearing content, slightly smug expressions with an upward curl of the lips. These smiles created in the 12th century have transcended time. Less than two hours northwest of Siem Reap sits Koh Ker, the Angkorian capital from 928 AD to 944 AD. A trip to these temples reveals a glimpse into rural Cambodian life; villages, banana farms and rice paddies abound. Kor Ker has only been open to tourists since 1998. At its entrances, you discover why, as signs warn of the thousands of land mines that have been found here. These beautiful areas were also war-torn when the Khmer National Army barricaded itself against Vietnamese troops a mere 37 years ago. Prasat Thom, Kor Ker’s main attraction, is a magnificent, moss-covered temple that leads to an immense sandstone pyramid in the middle of an open field known as Prasat Prang. You can climb to the top for unreal aerial views. Nearby, Prasat Bram is a collection of marvelous brick towers still standing after nearly a thousand years, almost entirely engulfed by strangler fig trees. The many archeological sites of Kor Ker are available to enjoy with few to no other tourists.

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“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet.” It’s an easy hymn to embody after a few hours of digging your toes in the white sand, a blended drink in hand, with days of rest, relaxation, and rock-and-roll ahead. Excess is easy at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s 121-acre Dominican Republic property. It’s the result of a partnership between Hard Rock and Palace Resorts, a leader in all-inclusive stays. The duo invested more than $30 million to ensure travelers can find a familiar brand while on vacation. The Crew of Roadies provides dedicated service at every corner of this sprawling resort. It features 1,787 guest rooms, nine restaurants, 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus–designed golf and the largest casino in the Caribbean. Woodward Punta Cana will debut next year, adding a layer of extreme sports like BMX, skateboarding, and indoor skiing and snowboarding. After a day spent relaxing at one of the property’s 15 pools, tap into the rock-star experience in the privacy of your own suite. Fender “room service” boasts a menu of 20 electric guitars, including legendary Stratocasters and classic Telecasters. To enhance the experience, there’s even a television channel entirely dedicated to video lessons. The underground Rock Spa offers the world’s first fully immersive music-centric treatment menu. Arrive early for a choregraphed pampering in the lagoons, whirlpools, sauna, steam room and ice room. Opt for the synchronicity massage, which layers beats above and below for a full-on sensory escape. At Hard Rock Punta Cana, you can relax in your own skin. You get to be yourself — or whoever you want to be. For the local staff, that means sharing their passion for the music and lifestyle. For vacationers, it means ending your day in the sun by indulging in some Champagne, plugging in the amp and strumming some chords on a classic Fender.

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A short drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles sits the quaint town of Ojai. A sense of belonging washes over first-time visitors. Many locals will tell you that upon descending into the valley they immediately knew they were meant to live here. A fantastical place where no artistic expression is too fanciful or too frivolous, the community is chockfull of creatives ready to collaborate and inspire.

D AY O N E 6 p.m. CHECK-IN AT SU NIDO INN A few blocks off the main stretch, this boutique hotel is at the center of everything without feeling like it. Pass through the iron gates and cobblestone courtyard before entering a Spanish-inspired retreat with cove ceilings and talavera tiles. In the true style of Ojai, the inn commissioned local artists to imbue the accommodations with imaginative flair, from the tile work and ironwork to the personal-care products.

7 p.m. DINNER AT SUZANNE’S CUISINE Sparkling lights adorn the entryway of this house-turned-restaurant. The magic continues inside, with a romantic glow extending to the patio and whimsical herb garden. An artist in her own right, restaurateur Suzanne Roll gets inspired by the ingredients she has on hand, creating unique combinations you won’t find anywhere else.

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9 a.m. BREAKFAST AT LAVENDER INN Kathy Hartley has created the ultimate bed-and-breakfast experience with Lavender Inn. Offering seven uniquely decorated rooms in an 1874 house, she’s created a home away from home. Hartley’s heart of gold is evident in every aspect of Lavender Inn, from the artistic interior design to the homey breakfast buffet.

11 a.m. GALLERY WALK To fully experience the beauty of Ojai, you must visit the galleries of local artists. Digital art, home décor, handmade jewelry — there’s something for even the most difficult to impress. Jeff Crussell, Ted Gall, Pam Grau and Martha Moran are some names to get you started. End your journey at the Porch Gallery, which offers a collection of contemporary works.

1 p.m. LUNCH AT NOSO VITA For healthy everyday fare, head to the ever-so-casual NoSo Vita, considered Ojai’s social café. From sun up to sundown, there’s always something to enjoy, from craft-brewed keg coffee to Topa Topa beer on tap. NoSo Vita’s intent? To inspire social interaction, creation and aliveness. Mission accomplished.

3 p.m. ARTIST COTTAGE & APOTHECARY VISIT The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a dream in its own right, with its massive spa, sprawling golf course, multiple pools and seven dining options. But the onsite Artist Cottage & Apothecary, an enchanting space with paint smeared on every surface and wind wafting through its open doors, is a creative’s fantasy. Pick from a myriad of classes, from scent mixing to silk-scarf painting, and prepare to be inspired.

6 p.m. DINNER AT AZU RESTAURANT & BAR Indulge in the best of the Mediterranean at Azu Restaurant & Bar, which features organic ingredients sourced from local farms, cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices, and an extensive wine list. Its open-aired patio with lush greenery is an ideal hangout for the evening.

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Heading to Sedona, Arizona, I didn’t know what to expect. Was this really going to be a spiritual journey that would change me forever? I’m not opposed to some metaphysical healing, but I wasn’t going into the 100-degree weather expecting an epiphany. Driving along the canyons from Phoenix, I almost forgot how hot it was as I headed into my summer-solstice weekend retreat. Upon arrival, I was overcome with a sense of calm. The heat was so dry it felt amazing, warming me from the inside out. My adobe casita was luxurious and private, complete with a spacious patio looking out onto the surrounding, larger-than-life red rocks. This was my home away from home: 70 acres of stunning terrain nestled into Boynton Canyon within the Coconino National Forest. I had arrived at Enchantment Resort.

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My first stop was Mii Amo, the 24,000-square-foot destination spa. The Yavapai-Apache consider Boynton Canyon — the site of their creation story — a sacred place. This in itself made me immediately feel the power of the space. Enchantment commissioned Gluckman Tang Architects (known for projects like New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art and Spain’s Museo Picasso Málaga) to create the contemporary yet organic structure, complete with a sky-lit crystal grotto as its centerpiece. Seamlessly fusing the powerful Sedona mystique and Native American history, the spa menu is unlike any other, offering treatments like an aura-soma color reading, a psychic massage and the intriguing Spirit of the Full Moon. I chose the Spirit of the Full Moon as it would soon be rising. I commenced my spa experience by setting my intention in the crystal grotto. The treatment itself started with an exercise in self-reflection. I was not prepared for this. First I was asked to relax and meditate. Then I was given a small piece of paper and asked to write down everything I would like to let go of. This

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is not exactly the kind of task one would expect when trying to relax. Don’t get me wrong: I’m used to visualizing “letting go” in yoga, but actually writing it down was a challenge. At first. When my sheet quickly filled, my therapist gently reminded me I could write on the back, too. She burned everything I wrote — literally. The paper, engulfed in a small flame, flew up in front of me. She gracefully caught it on a dream catcher, promptly saged me and gave me permission to be free of what I had acknowledged was holding me back. The next 60 minutes were pure bliss: a hot sesame-oil head massage followed by a full-body massage. I drifted between consciousness and dream state for the duration. That night, my sleep was deep, my dreams vivid. Ignoring my cynical side, I had let the vortex do its thing, let it bring up whatever needed to be resolved. The vortex held more power than I knew. I came away thinking that Mii Amo might just be the kind of destination spa that could produce lasting results, offering something intangible to tap into when that small piece of paper starts to fill up again.


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AMERICAN BEAUTY A Wisconsin resort celebrates life’s simple pleasures. B Y K AT E N E L S O N

Camp Wandawega offers the following disclaimer: “We’re not a proper resort by a long shot.” And that’s precisely why you should visit this rustic Wisconsin retreat. Proprietors David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt bought the 25-acre property — his childhood getaway — back in 2004. Self-proclaimed reluctant innkeepers, they have preserved its storied past and its “modest glory” with care. Indeed, they are board members of the Wandawega Historical Society and helped the site earn its spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Wandawega Hotel started as a Prohibition-era speakeasy (complete with hidden hatches and trapdoors) and was temporarily shut down in 1931 after a federal raid. The debauchery continued until 1951, when Wandawega Lake Resort debuted as an affordable, idyllic escape. A decade later, the property was handed over to the Catholic Church then to the Latvian Marian Fathers. It quickly became a gathering place for Catholic Latvians seeking a sense of community, and in the seventies, Hernandez and his family started summering there. Today, it’s a collection of vintage cabins, tents and tepees with whimsical names like Chipmunk and Raccoon. The Wi-Fi is spotty, the bed frames squeaky and the air conditioning nonexistent. As noted in the Manifesto of Low Expectations, Wandawega is “not for the meek, squeamish or any other synonym for folks who don’t like roughing it.” But, as it goes on to explain, there are plenty of reasons why Northerners retreat here. Among them: the traffic-free lake, the overgrown woods and, most of all, the complete absence of pretense. Camp Wandawega, W5453 Lake View Dr., Elkhorn, Wisconsin, wandawega.com

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Visiting the seven villages of Amana, Iowa, is like stepping back in time. The colonies, which have been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1965, were founded by German Pietists seeking religious freedom. Nestled among them is a set of sister shops proffering quality heritage goods, known simply as Amana Shops. The standout? The Amana Woolen Mill. It’s been in continuous operation since 1857, having survived fires, floods, and the rise and fall of the textile industry. Sitting on the banks of the Iowa River, the mill to this day still runs on hydroelectricity, thanks in part to a hand-dug, seven-mile canal. A salesroom opened in 1934 after a shift away from communal living in the colonies, and the handcrafted wares began making their way into homes across America. A small group of passionate, talented artisans keeps the mill running, continuing the legacy of those who came before them. Visitors passing through town can tour the facility, see the looms in action and take home a piece of American history. The full selection, from pillows and throws to scarves and totes, is also available online. Amana Woolen Mill, 800 48th Ave., Amana, Iowa, 319-622-3432, amanashops.com

Surly beer has long been one of the North’s most coveted exports, and the brand’s destination Minneapolis brewery is always brimming with patrons eager to grab a seat in the massive beer hall. Upstairs, away from all the brouhaha, sits Brewer’s Table. Hailed one of the top 10 restaurants of 2016 by Food & Wine magazine, the eatery masterfully pairs four courses of delectable cuisine with the brewery’s iconic beers (an absolute bargain at $70 a pop). And the stellar execution of this now-trending concept hasn’t gone unnoticed. Executive Chef Jorge Guzman was named a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Midwest award, an honor bestowed upon just two Twin Cities talents this year. The menu is inventive and ever-evolving, featuring starters like mouthwatering lamb tartare and perfectly tender octopus as well as entrées like chorizo and clams (be sure to dig for the rye at the bottom of the bowl). If you’re lucky enough to be dining when the short rib is on offer, order it. In fact, make the entire table get it. Yes, the short rib itself, served with a black mole, is divine. But what you’re really after is the beer that comes with it — the restaurant’s best-kept secret. Known colloquially as horchata because of its similarities to the Mexican drink, it was created solely and specifically to be paired with this dish and isn’t available anywhere else, not even in the beer hall downstairs. So savor each sip and chew slowly — you might even be able to convince your server to bring you one more glass while you finish your meal. Brewer’s Table, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 763-999-6526, surlybrewing.com

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HIGH NOTES The Redbury mixes music and hospitality. BY W E N DY L U B OV I C H

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It sits just blocks from Times Square. And at a sprawling 45,000 square feet across four floors, the new Adidas global flagship brings a dose of retail drama to Manhattan. Evoking the feeling of a stadium, the store draws inspiration from sports arenas and locker rooms. The front door, for instance, resembles the tunnels pro athletes pass through before the big game. You feel like a winner just walking in. Once inside, you’ll notice the stands, which are designed to look like high-school bleachers. It’s here that shoppers can hang out, watch live games on big-screen televisions, and enjoy juices and snacks from Brooklyn-based Grass Roots Juicery. Dressing rooms feel like vintage locker rooms. And a track-and-field area lets customers road test the merchandise. The German sportswear giant’s largest retail outpost, the Manhattan store signals an increased emphasis on the American market. Here, consumer experience is king. You’ll even find fitness consultants on hand to offer training pointers right on the spot. Adidas, 565 Fifth Ave., New York, 212-883-5606, adidas.com

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The beat just keeps going on in NoMad. The latest hotel to open its doors here, the Redbury New York is a colorful outpost with a vibrant, musical vibe. This neighborhood was once known as Tin Pan Alley, home of the music industry’s publishing world in the early 20th century. It’s thought to be the birthplace of American pop, which later inspired rock-and-roll. Those musical references reverberate throughout the hotel. Lively music videos play in the lobby. Walls in the public spaces and guest quarters are ruby red. And gold fringe and twinkling candles enliven the entire place. The brainchild of creative director Matthew Rolston, who is best known as a celebrity photographer and music-video director, the hotel joins existing sister properties in Los Angeles and South Beach, Florida. The 265 guest rooms feel cool yet cozy. Paisley prints add a Janis Joplin touch, while small, black-and-white artwork hung salon-style infuses some fun. Bedside Bluetooth sound systems resemble vintage gramophones. If you are feeling a bit peckish, the hotel’s Roman-inspired pizzeria, Marta, will do the trick. Its thin-crust pies provide the perfect snack at any hour. The Redbury New York, 29 E. 29th St., New York, 212-689-1900, theredbury.com/newyork


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It’s been a New York icon for more than 30 years. So when it came time to reinvent the beloved Union Square Cafe, the mission was simple: find a way to bottle its DNA and re-launch the eatery just blocks away. For starters, the scale has changed. At 10,000 square feet, the new place easily outsizes the original. There are multiple floors, two bars and a pair of private dining rooms. Still, the intimacy is intact at the new iteration, with its cherry-wood tables, green wainscoting and colorful art. Opened by famed restaurateur Danny Meyer in 1985, the flagship establishment introduced the idea of seasonal dishes. The space was quirky, the staff energetic. It was a new kind of American eatery, drawing on influences from France, Italy and Northern California. That spirit remains, and regular diners will see many familiar dishes, including the gnocchi, tuna burger and rich banana tart. Shining alongside the old standards are new offerings like braised lamb shank with salsa verde, and duck crostone with apples and chicories. And pay close attention to the breadbasket; the larger space allows for onsite baking, with loaves of tangy sourdough available for takeout. Union Square Cafe, 101 E. 19th St., New York, 212-243-4020, unionsquarecafe.com

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Dream Hotels’ West Coast flagship is just as glamorous as its New York sisters, if not a touch more natural. Tufts of grass poke out between the stone tiles lining the lobby floor, welcoming you inside. A pedestrian alleyway between the hotel and restaurant is playfully decorated with strings of lights and a vivid mural. Contemporary artwork and fashionable guests bring the midcentury modern architecture to life. Accommodations are spacious, with views of either the Hollywood Hills or the city skyline. Read a book (or gossip rag) in a private cabana or on a daybed in between dips in the rooftop pool. There’s complimentary house car service courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company, featuring the sleek new Continental and MKZ models. You might not want to leave though, considering you can nosh on crispy fish tacos, tuna tataki and roasted bone marrow at glitzy Beauty & Essex before heading upstairs to the 11,000-square-foot rooftop club, the Highlight Room, to dance the night away. TAO Group manages the dining and nightlife experiences, so you know the party will be Snapchat-worthy. Dream Hollywood, 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, 323-844-6417, dreamhotels.com/hollywood


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TIMELESS TOUCH Clean lines meet nautical designs at Miansai.

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Michael Saiger started Miansai out of his University of Miami dorm room a decade ago with the goal of creating everyday jewelry for men that was neither blingy nor boring. Since then, his signature anchor and fish hook leather and rope bracelets have become iconic. Opening last year, the Venice Miansai store is the brand’s third brick-and-mortar location, after Miami and the New York flagship. The Zen-like, 1,000-square-foot space even includes a tea and kombucha bar. Shoppers can sip while browsing the goods and soaking up the California sun in the backyard garden. Simplicity is at the heart of Miansai. Each mold is designed at the company’s Miami studio before craftsmen melt the metals and assemble each piece. A durable brass base is plated with sterling silver, gold or rose gold. There’s even a collection of fine jewelry bedazzled with pavé diamonds. New this summer are Italian leather backpacks and totes. Miansai, 1116 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California, 310-683-0060, miansai.com

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Surely it’s time to break the mold when it comes to dining out. Say hola to buzzy downtown eatery Broken Spanish, where everything you thought you knew about Mexican food gets turned on its head. As Los Angeles Times dining critic Jonathan Gold puts it, “Your opinion of the place is probably going to depend on what you think about the idea of chopped snout in your sweet potato.” But don’t let that put you off. Broken Spanish is a roller coaster of a ride, with fascinating menu options like a starter of diver scallops with apple, cucumber and serrano pepper. And a thick octopus tentacle cooked sous vide with sausage until tender and infused with hearty flavor. And rabbit stew served with liver in a plastic bag that, upon opening, releases a rush of aroma. An enthusiastic chef guided by the nose-to-tail philosophy, Ray Garcia serves up a culinary adventure that will have you struggling to describe what you ate when you report back to friends later. In a dining room I can only describe as joyful, you may find yourself comparing notes with other patrons as plates arrive that beg the question, “What’s that?” The answer, almost always: “You have to try it!” Broken Spanish, 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, 213-749-1460, brokenspanish.com

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SOUTHERN SOPHISTICATE Casualwear has never been this chic. BY AMBER GIBSON

Two years after opening, Billy Reid’s first Midwestern store (and 12th nationwide) is going strong. The American brand known for its high-end casual clothing has pioneered a retail charge in a neighborhood better known for its buzzy restaurants and bars. “The West Loop is quickly becoming a destination for art and food,” says designer Billy Reid. “The fashion crowd is already patronizing the area, and more shops will come. It’s where our customers like to hang out.” Southern charm meets urban grit in the 2,000-square-foot space that was originally home to a paper company in the 1920s. A hat on one jaunty mannequin reads “Make cornbread not war.” The clothes emphasize comfort but never at the expense of form. For women, flowy dresses and knit tees pair with sumptuous calfskin motocross jackets and sturdy leather boots. Men, meanwhile, can shop for patterned, button-down tees, linen shorts and silk bowties. This summer, Reid will debut an eyewear line and an American-made K-Swiss sneaker collection. Billy Reid, 845 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 312-614-1503, billyreid.com

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Originally erected in 1929 as an office building, the Robey is a palimpsest of Chicago’s working-class past. Denim bathrobes and taupe towels supplant the customary white, an homage to the city’s industrial heritage. But there’s still a touch of modern luxury in the 69 guest rooms, including cedar-scented Le Labo toiletries and a Bluetooth sound system that streams personal media to the floating television. It's all about the views here. The tallest building in the neighborhood, the 12-story structure has a 180-degree city panorama from the rooftop pool and lounge. The triangular Corner Suite offers great vistas of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower through gauzy white curtains. Neutral, sparse furnishings, from marble tabletops to hardwood floors, create a simple yet striking contrast between light and dark. Street-level Café Robey serves three meals a day, smoothly transitioning from easygoing eatery to romantic French bistro. A reasonably priced wine list pairs well with such signature dishes as grilled octopus with celery-root purée and beans. Francophiles will enjoy classics like pork-belly cassoulet, duck confit and steak frites, while vegetarians will delight in the rich Parmesan and maitake risotto. The Robey, 2018 W. North Ave., Chicago, 872-315-3050, therobey.com

What do you get when Alinea’s head sommelier and baker (who also happens to be a brewer) decide to open a restaurant together? A brewpub that pairs playful, innovative dishes with creative beers on tap. From maitake wheat to parsnip and white-pepper rye, the beer offerings at Band of Bohemia are intriguing to be sure, and the cocktail menu and wine list are fantastic as well. You’re in for a booze-filled evening. Head brewer Michael Carroll recently started making his own breads again, including an outstanding buttermilk cabbage rye bun that sandwiches fried chicken at brunch. For dinner, chef Matt DuBois offers à-la-carte options and the most affordable tasting menu in town (just $65 for five excellent courses). Choose from beer or wine pairings for the full experience. The roasted salsify appetizer with Meyer lemon and Perigord truffles is as delectable as the dry-aged beef with crispy rice cakes, broccoli and red-chili tamari mayonnaise. Exposed brick walls and paisley-print booths are cozy yet surprisingly sophisticated. Pair that gypsy éclat with the tempting food and thoughtful service, and it’s no wonder Band of Bohemia picked up a Michelin star within a year of opening. Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com

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Saddle up at Beaver Creek Stables.

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Situated at the base of its namesake ski resort, Beaver Creek Lodge is the ideal ski-in/ski-out stay for families. This award-winning property features mountain-chic suites and spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom condos. The onsite art gallery boasts more than 150 works from local and internationally acclaimed artists. Come summer, it’s the perfect home base for the many adventures the area has to offer. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in a massage at Allegria Spa or Spa Struck (lodge guests enjoy privileges at both). Beaver Creek Lodge, 26 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado, 970-845-9800, beavercreeklodge.net

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Beaver Creek Stables hosts guided trail rides through the aspen-lined forests of the Colorado Rockies. The three-hour picnic ride takes you to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain for a picturesque lunch set in a serene meadow, offering an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Each wrangler on staff is passionate about riding and knows the horses well. Beginners need not be intimidated. Beaver Creek Stables, Elk Track Road, Avon, Colorado, 970-845-7770, beavercreekstables.com


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Forty years ago, an elderly, ailing Duluth heiress was smothered in her bed with a satin pillow and her nurse bludgeoned to death with a candlestick holder on a sweeping staircase overlooking Lake Superior. It began in the early morning hours of June 27, 1977, when an unassuming killer lurked in the tiny cemetery bordering the mansion grounds. Pacing amongst the headstones, he shivered and his hands shook, whether from the lake breeze or the nips he was sneaking from the pint of vodka in his pocket. His mission: break into the 39-room mansion and solve his massive financial problems. But was he alone there in the dark? Did he intend to commit murder or was robbery the idea? And most importantly, who planned the crime? These unanswered questions — along with the brutality of the attacks and the wide-ranging aftermath that includes arson, bigamy and more dead bodies — keep the buzz about this murder mystery alive today. There are books about the case, television docudramas, even a musical. Adding to the fascination: the scene of the crime, the historic Glensheen mansion, is open for public tours. The killer’s cemetery vigil ended that night when Elisabeth Congdon, one of Minnesota’s wealthiest women, drifted off to sleep and the night nurse turned off the lights. Around 2 a.m., he stumbled onward. His name was Roger Caldwell, and he was an out-of-work salesman from Golden, Colorado. Two years earlier, he’d married Marjorie LeRoy, a middle-aged divorcée with seven children. Roger later claimed he didn’t realize it when they met, but Marjorie wasn’t your typical Minnesota transplant. She was Marjorie Congdon, one of the Duluth Congdons, granddaughter of Chester, the mining magnate who made a fortune in iron ore, served in the legislature and built the mansion on the lake at the turn of the 20th century. Chester’s youngest daughter, Elisabeth had never married. In the 1930s, she adopted two infants and raised them in the grandeur of Glensheen. The girls weren’t particularly close growing up, but to please their mother, they were maids of honor in each other’s weddings. Jennifer and her husband moved to Wisconsin. Marjorie married an accountant and lived in Minneapolis. That marriage lasted 20 years before her frustrated husband, worn down by her overspending, filed for divorce. Afterward, Marjorie moved to Colorado for a fresh start in the mountains. She met Roger in 1975 at a Parents Without Partners meeting. She was bubbly and vivacious; he was malleable and available. They soon married. To fund her outlandish spending sprees over the years, Marjorie had relied on the Bank of Mom and had even cleaned out her million-dollar trust fund. She bought extravagant clothing, dozens of boots and skates, and hundreds of matching outfits for her children for their horse shows and ice-skating competitions. She bounced checks, trusting her mother would eventually pay the bills. And she did. But now, with Elisabeth reeling from a stroke and needing around-the-clock nursing care, the Congdon trustees stepped in. No more, they said. By the spring of 1977, the Colorado Caldwells were broke, their home foreclosed, their cars repossessed. And yet, they toured multimillion-dollar ranches, telling realtors that her mother would handle the purchase because the mountain air would help Marjorie’s youngest son, 17-year-old Ricky, with his asthma. That June night, Marjorie’s mother slept in her bedroom up on the mansion’s second story. Across the hallway, night nurse Velma Pietila made her final checks. She was unaccustomed to the overnight shift; she’d been the head nurse for several years, working days and becoming close with the heiress. She’d retired a month earlier so she could play golf with her husband and enjoy her grandchildren. She agreed to fill in, this night only, when another nurse asked for the evening off and no replacement could be found. Her husband begged her not to go. The next morning, day nurse Mildred Garvue arrived at Glensheen at 7 a.m. and was surprised to find the front door unlocked. After stopping to see the cook in the kitchen, she noticed her friend and fellow nurse lying askew on the window seat of the grand staircase. It didn’t register. Why, she wondered, was Velma taking a nap? Approaching, Garvue saw that Pietila was beaten and bloody, clearly dead. Now terrorized, she rushed upstairs to find Elisabeth dead in her bed, a satin pillow covering her face. The room was disheveled, jewelry strewn on the floor and another pillow tossed to the side. She rushed back downstairs and called 911. The dispatcher stayed on the line in case the killer was still in the house.

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Police arrived and searched the grounds. The culprit was gone. Their scenario: A broken window in the billiard room on the lowest level of the house was the entry point. In the dark, the killer had gone upstairs to the first floor then started up toward the bedroom level. Pietila heard him approach and confronted him on the landing. She fought and clawed but was soon overwhelmed by a larger force. She collapsed, but her moans grew louder, so he grabbed a brass candlestick holder and, as he later explained, “beat her with it to quiet her down.” In the bedroom upstairs, he held a pillow over Elisabeth’s face; partially paralyzed, she was unable to fight back. When she stopped struggling, some five minutes later, he rummaged through a closet and a night table, putting some jewelry in a basket, taking Elisabeth’s diamond ring from her finger and a gold watch from her wrist, and snatching an ancient gold coin from a dresser. Covered with the nurse’s blood, he washed his hands and face in the small bathroom across the hall, leaving a bloody residue but no fingerprints. He rummaged through the nurse’s purse, found her car keys and fled the mansion, leaving the door unlocked.

By late morning, with the scene secured, police gave their first official statement. The brutal double homicide, they said, occurred during a botched burglary. Some jewelry had been taken. Three days later, relatives from around the country arrived in Duluth for Elisabeth’s funeral. Marjorie and Roger came in from Denver, and police noticed bruises and cuts on his face and hands. He’d been kicked by a horse, his wife told them.

The botched burglary scenario remained the public version of the crime for the first week, but police were already exploring a different motive. Upon hearing of the heinous murders, several Congdon family members, long aware of Marjorie’s financial woes and vindictive nature, urged police to take a close look at Elisabeth’s daughter and her new husband. There’d been earlier scares, they reported, like the marmalade incident. At a family gathering a few years earlier, Elisabeth had become quite ill. Someone remembered that Marjorie had fed her some homemade orange marmalade. Tests

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showed the presence of a dangerous chemical in Elisabeth’s blood, but the marmalade jar was never found and authorities were not notified. Now, in the wake of the murders, such details were important to the Duluth police as they dug into their biggest homicide case ever. Diligent, sometimes sloppy forensic work continued at the mansion for days. Blood and hair were cataloged, but no incriminating fingerprints were found. The lack of DNA technology in those days made the case all the more difficult for the prosecution. Yet a trail of evidence began to emerge. There was the handwritten will, dated three days before the murders, in which Marjorie signed over to Roger a $2.5-million portion of her expected $8-million inheritance. Then there was the fact that Roger had flown to Duluth a month earlier to ask Elisabeth and the family trustees for $750,000 to buy a ranch. At the very least, he told them, he and Marjorie needed $500,000 to pay off debts and stay out of jail. His request was refused. Furthermore there was the envelope, addressed to Mr. Roger Caldwell, in what appeared to be his own handwriting, found in the Caldwells’ Colorado mailbox (it arrived after they’d left for the funeral). Inside was a Byzantine-era coin, like the one taken from Elisabeth’s bedroom. An expert said a thumbprint on the envelope matched Roger’s. And it had been postmarked in Duluth the day of the murders. Hair found at the scene “closely matched” Roger’s, and some of the blood found matched his blood type. Jewelry found in the Caldwells’ hotel room after the funeral was strikingly similar to that taken from the mansion. Upon questioning, Marjorie told police the baubles belonged to her and that she and her mother owned many identical items. The nurse’s car was discovered at the Minneapolis–St. Paul airport the day after the murder. In a garbage can, maintenance workers found the keys and a parking ticket with a time stamp of 6:35 a.m., enough time for the killer to make the 150-mile drive from Duluth after the crime. While searching the Caldwells’ room, police found a receipt from an MSP airport gift shop for a suit bag bought the morning of the murders. Roger had such a bag. Shown a picture of him, two gift-shop workers thought he might have been the buyer. There was no smoking gun, but chief prosecutor John DeSanto and his team felt their case was strong. Upon hearing that the Minneapolis newspaper planned to publish a story on the Colorado connection, they arrested Roger two weeks after the homicides.

Roger’s lawyers worried about getting a fair trial in Duluth, which has an indisputable Congdon legacy; there’s a Congdon Boulevard, a Congdon Park and a Congdon school. A judge agreed to move the proceedings to Brainerd. Jury selection began in April 1978, ten months after the murders. It took more than three weeks to find 12 citizens to hear the case. Testimony started May 9 with lead investigator Sergeant Gary Waller showing gruesome pictures of the crime scene and taking jurors through the evidence.

A hole in the case arose when police couldn’t identify two handprints found in the bathroom where the killer had washed up. They didn’t match Roger’s prints, so the defense grandly argued that they belonged to the “real killer.” To clear things up, police went back to the lab to reexamine the evidence. Later in the trial, they admitted they’d solved the mystery: One print belonged to a Congdon nurse; the other was Waller’s, left in the sink early in the investigation. Another disruption was the abrupt dismissal of a juror. Eventually it came out she’d received an unsigned letter offering $10,000 for a guilty verdict. The judge ruled that she couldn’t be fair under the circumstances. No one was ever charged with sending the letter. Among the other quandaries: No one had seen Roger in Duluth that day, and despite extensive efforts, police couldn’t place him on any airline passenger list for flights from Denver to Minneapolis and back again (airport security wasn’t as tight back in 1977). There was also no clear explanation as to why Roger would mail himself the stolen gold coin. He had returned to Denver long before it arrived, so it seemed unlikely to be a message to Marjorie that the deed was done. The defense claimed the envelope was part of an elaborate frame-up. The nurse’s stolen car was a quagmire. Pietila was filling in that night and left her car by the front door, but other night nurses didn’t always drive to work. The killer apparently found her keys and drove her car to the airport. Wouldn’t someone planning a murder have a better getaway plan? And in a theatrical ploy, the defense demonstrated that Roger’s arm wouldn’t have fit through the shards of glass in the broken basement window that the killer used for entry. Employing a cardboard mockup of the window, Roger’s attorney had a testifying police officer reach through as if to unlatch a lock on the other side. The officer’s arm, which was thinner than Roger’s, couldn’t fit through the opening without dislodging simulated glass fragments. Roger didn’t testify during his trial. After eight weeks of testimony, more than 500 pieces of evidence and 109 witnesses, the jurors got the case. They deliberated for two and a half days before declaring him guilty of both murders. Roger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison, with a minimum of 35 years behind bars. But in another twist, he would serve far, far less time.

Roger’s conviction gave DeSanto and the prosecution team the confidence to go further. The day after his sentencing, they charged Marjorie with planning the murders. It was a circumstantial case of conspiracy. No one alleged that she had physically committed the murders, as many witnesses had seen her in Colorado, more than 800 miles away. But, the theory went, Roger would not have undertaken the crime on his own. He didn’t know his way around Duluth or the mansion. He lacked ambition, he was easily persuaded and he liked to drink. And in the hours and days after the murders, Marjorie had given inconsistent statements as to why Roger was not seen in Colorado during the crucial time period.

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Marjorie hired Minneapolis attorney Ron Meshbesher, the top defense lawyer in the region who was well-known for some highly publicized acquittals. He had the advantage of knowing exactly what evidence the prosecution would use against his client as he had the transcript from Roger’s trial. On top of that, he had an additional 10 months to find holes in the case that could show reasonable doubt. Marjorie’s trial was moved to Hastings. Two major developments arose during testimony: Meshbesher found an expert who disputed the crucial fingerprint on the envelope with the stolen gold coin, the key link placing Roger in Duluth the day of the murders. And defense investigators went back to Colorado and found a waitress who now, nearly two years after the crime, changed her story and suddenly remembered seeing Roger that day. In earlier interviews with police, she’d never mentioned his presence, but she came to Hastings and told the jury he was there. Another major difference in the trials? Marjorie herself. She knitted at the defense table, openly smiled at jurors and kept a book nearby. She even brought a cake to the courtroom for Meshbesher’s birthday, chatting with reporters and spectators during breaks. She didn’t look like a conniving plotter. Initially, Marjorie insisted on testifying, but she eventually agreed it would be best to remain silent. Her team instead attacked the evidence used to convict Roger. The message to the jurors: The couple had been framed, or at the very least, Roger had done it on his own.

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After six weeks of testimony, the jury deliberated for 10 hours and found Marjorie not guilty. After the verdict was read, some of the jurors came forward, hugging the defendant and congratulating her. Though disappointed and certain that the defense’s theories were false, the prosecutors consoled themselves knowing they had the actual killer in prison. But even that comfort wouldn’t last.

Based on Marjorie’s acquittal, Roger’s attorneys filed an appeal. Without the incriminating fingerprint, they were sure they would prevail in a second trial. (The Colorado waitress had by now recanted her claim of seeing Roger, but it was too late for Marjorie’s case.) The appeal process grinded slowly ahead, and in August 1982, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned Roger’s conviction and ordered a new trial. He was released, having served more than five years. Back in Duluth, authorities were in a bind. A new trial, after all those years, would be problematic. In addition to the new evidence from Marjorie’s trial, witnesses had died. Plus the cost of a second trial would be huge. They worried that if they lost — and Roger walked free — the city’s biggest murder case would remain unsolved. They proposed a plea bargain. If Roger would confess, they’d offer him a much shorter sentence: just one additional year in prison. Roger, by now living in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, held out for better terms. Negotiations led to a new deal: guilty pleas in return for no further prison time. With that promise in hand, he quickly agreed. Roger returned to Duluth and confessed in court, saying he’d waited outside the mansion that night, broken in and killed the women. He was drinking heavily, he said, and couldn’t remember crucial details, like how he’d flown to and from Minnesota without detection. He didn’t remember taking the gold coin from the bedroom. He showed no remorse. There was no mention of an accomplice. His intent, he claimed, was burglary, not homicide. And he insisted there was no getaway scheme: “I didn’t have any plan,” he said in the confession. “I didn’t — this was the most amateurish, slipshod thing, now that I’ve had years to ponder it.” And even though Marjorie was legally in the clear thanks to double-jeopardy rules, Roger denied that she had any involvement or knowledge of the crime. Free and back in Pennsylvania, Roger fared poorly. He was obese, alcoholic and on welfare. He received $186 a month, lived above a bar and wore clothes from the Salvation Army.

At one point, he contacted the Congdons with a proposal that, if they paid him handsomely, he’d provide evidence showing that others were involved in the murders. Reluctantly, the family agreed to a sum of $50,000 but asked for proof that the evidence was sound. Roger refused and raised the price to $100,000. Negotiations broke off. In 1988, Roger slit his wrists with a steak knife. He was 54. I was one of nine people at his funeral. Near his body, police found a suicide note, in which he claimed he “didn’t kill those girls or to my knowled [sic] ever harm a soul in my life.” Was this deathbed disclosure truthful? Turns out Roger had a girlfriend in Latrobe, but she hadn’t attended his funeral because she was in the hospital with a broken collarbone after being badly beaten. So, in fact, he could harm a soul, particularly when drunk. The note was a lie.

When Marjorie was acquitted of plotting to kill her mother, many felt she had escaped justice using a clever lawyer and taking advantage of police mistakes. But eventually, she paid a price for other misdeeds. Marjorie visited Roger only once while he was in prison. And in 1981, she married a man named Wally Hagen in a North Dakota civil ceremony — without first divorcing Roger. Authorities filed bigamy charges against her, but because it’s not an extraditable crime, she was never arrested. Wally and Helen Hagen had known Marjorie since the 1960s, when their children performed together in ice-skating competitions. They were among the few friends who remained in touch with her. After Marjorie’s acquittal, Helen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and placed in a nursing home. She lapsed into an unexplained coma days after arriving; nurses reported that the last person to visit her was Marjorie. Three days later, Helen died. Marjorie and Wally were soon inseparable. After their wedding, a house they had just sold in the Twin Cities was set on fire the night they moved out. Marjorie, who still owed money on the mortgage, was charged with arson. Investigators uncovered a series of unexplained fires in her background, going back to her youth. Again, Ron Meshbesher defended her. This time, they lost. She was convicted of arson and insurance fraud, and sentenced to time at the Shakopee women’s prison. When she was released some 20 months later, she and Wally moved to the Southwest in an RV, eventually settling in tiny Ajo, Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. Wally had cancer, Marjorie told neighbors, so the couple often

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went to Mexico to buy his cancer drugs. It wasn’t long before a series of fires occurred in empty homes and garages across the former copper-mining town. Police suspected juveniles. The Hagens feuded with a next-door neighbor, claiming he threw garbage into their yard and agitated their dog. One night, the neighbor, a border-patrol officer, heard a fuss at his window and found a kerosene-soaked rag on the sill. He called police, who set a trap, hoping to catch the culprit. Around 1 a.m., they saw a flash and rushed out, chasing a figure down a dark alley. It was Marjorie. She was charged with arson once again. She was jailed for eight months, unable to make bail. Wally, who’d been confined to a wheelchair, seemed to improve while she was gone. He was alert and drove around town, visiting restaurants and flirting with women. But when Marjorie was released, pending trial, Wally’s health deteriorated again. A neighbor said she was giving him pills to sleep. Wally testified at her arson trial, arriving in the Tucson courtroom on a gurney. He said Marjorie’s arthritis was so bad she couldn’t even hold a match. Jurors later saw him walking by himself in the parking lot. She was convicted of the attempted arson and would later plead no-contest to other arson charges. The stiff sentence: 15 years in prison, three times longer than Roger had spent behind bars after being found guilty of two murders. At Marjorie’s sentencing, she asked the judge for one more day of freedom to take care of Wally. The judge agreed, but police suspected she might flee to Mexico. They followed her back to Ajo and sent regular patrols by the house. The next day, an officer smelled natural gas coming from the house. He knocked. Marjorie said all was fine, that the pilot light had blown out on her stove. A few hours later, she called friends to tell them Wally was dead. Police found a piece of hose, cut just long enough to reach from the oven to the bedroom. Prescription pills lay near Wally’s body, along with a double suicide note, saying that she’d been unjustly accused and didn’t want to go to prison and that Wally’s health meant that he couldn’t live without her. They wished to be buried together, in one casket, along with their dog. “As we have only the three of us in life, we wish to have the three of ourselves together in death,” she’d written. Marjorie was arrested for murder. But as the deadline for calling a grand jury neared, prosecutors questioned if their evidence would hold up in court. Maybe it had been a planned double suicide; he’d gone first then she balked. The charge was dropped.

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Wally’s three children wanted their father’s body returned to Minnesota to be buried next to their mother. Marjorie, from her prison cell, refused to release it. After a long, costly legal battle, a judge granted the children half his ashes; Marjorie got the other half. That’s when the Hagen family publicly wondered if she had been involved in their mother’s death, too. Two of Wally’s children attended a 2001 parole board hearing in Phoenix, where Marjorie, clad in a bright orange jumpsuit, was seeking early release. She took no responsibility for her actions and ranted to the board about how the Hagen children and I had caused her much trouble over the years. Several of her children had written letters to the board opposing early release. The ruling: no early parole. In 2004, having served a decade in prison, Marjorie moved to Tucson. Shortly after her release, her lawyer, Ed Bolding, called me to say she was broke and wanted to write a book to make big money. Would I help? No, I explained. There wouldn’t be any big money or even a book deal if she wasn’t more forthcoming about her role in the murders. I also mentioned it was probably not a good idea to go into business with Marjorie. Within a year, I learned that Marjorie had accused that attorney of stealing her money while she was in prison. Court records show that she receives about $4,800 a month from the Congdon estate and Wally’s pension, so there should have been a large accumulation waiting for her upon release. I scoffed at the idea that someone had scammed Marjorie; throughout her life, it’s always been Marjorie who’s done the scamming. But I was wrong. Bolding was convicted of embezzling $1 million from her and another client. In 2007, Marjorie befriended a man named Roger Sammis in an assisted-living home and offered to help with his finances. He soon died, but she kept writing checks — to herself. Police tried to determine his cause of death but learned that Marjorie had used her power of attorney to have him cremated. She was charged with fraud and forgery, and sentenced to intensive probation. Three years later, Marjorie went to court to try to get out of her probation so she could move into an assisted-living facility. The judge denied her request. Marjorie turns 85 this July. She still lives in Tucson. Joe Kimball first reported on the Glensheen murders back in the seventies as a rookie reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune. He is the author of the bestselling book Secrets of the Congdon Mansion.


THE MARJORIE CONGDON STORY:

A TIMELINE July 14, 1932

October 1932

Jacqueline Barnes is born in Tarboro, North Carolina.

Elisabeth Mannering Congdon adopts Jacqueline, renaming her Marjorie.

ILLUSTRATION BY ALLEGRA LOCKSTADT | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY DANA HALL; GLENSHEEN | UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA–DULUTH; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS | HANDWRITTEN WILL COURTESY OF ZENITH CITY PRESS AS PRESENTED IN WILL TO MURDER: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE CRIMES & TRIALS SURROUNDING THE GLENSHEEN KILLINGS, CONSIDERED THE “DEFINITIVE BOOK” ABOUT THE MURDERS

1947–1950 A rebellious, mischievous girl, Marjorie attends Dana Hall School in Massachusetts.

1949 Marjorie is diagnosed as a sociopath at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

June 1951 1968

Marjorie marries Richard LeRoy at Glensheen mansion.

Glensheen is donated to the University of Minnesota–Duluth. Elisabeth is given a life estate allowing her to occupy the home until her death.

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Marjorie and Richard divorce.

Elisabeth becomes ill from mysterious elevated levels of the tranquilizer meprobamate, thought to be fed to her by Marjorie, who served her homemade marmalade.

March 1976 Marjorie marries Roger Caldwell. They live together in Colorado.

June 24, 1977 June 27, 1977

Marjorie has her handwritten will notarized. It promises Roger $2.5 million of her inheritance upon her mother’s death.

Elisabeth is asphyxiated in her bed with a satin pillow at Glensheen. Her nurse, Velma Pietila, is beaten to death with a candlestick holder.

July 5, 1977 July 8, 1978 Roger is found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. He is sentenced to two consecutive life terms at Stillwater state prison.

July 21, 1979 Marjorie is found not guilty on all four counts.

Duluth police arrest Roger for the murders.

July 11, 1978 Marjorie is arrested. She faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.


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March 1980 Helen Hagen, the wife of Marjorie’s soon-to-be third husband, dies at Twin Birch Nursing Home. Nurses report that the last person to visit her was Marjorie.

August 7, 1981 Marjorie marries widower Wally Hagen without first divorcing Roger.

August 6, 1982 The Minnesota Supreme Court overturns Roger’s convictions.

July 5, 1983 To avoid a second trial, Roger pleads guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, makes a full confession and is released from prison.

January 13, 1984 October 19, 1986

Marjorie is found guilty of arson. She is sentenced to 21 months at the Shakopee women’s prison.

Marjorie is released from prison. She and Wally move to Arizona.

May 18, 1988

March 24, 1991

Roger commits suicide.

Marjorie is caught trying to light a neighbor’s house on fire with a kerosene-soaked rag.

October 29, 1992 Marjorie is convicted of attempted arson and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

October 30, 1992 Wally dies of a drug overdose. Marjorie is arrested for his murder, but the charge is later dropped.

Marjorie is released early from prison.

March 1, 2007 Roger Sammis, a gentleman friend of Marjorie’s, dies. She has his body cremated before a cause of death can be determined. She is charged with fraud and forgery.

March 5, 2009 Marjorie pleads guilty to the charges and is sentenced to three years of intensive probation.

July 20, 2016 Marjorie buys a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Tucson.

November 24, 2010 Marjorie asks a court to end her probation, which prevents her from moving into an assisted-living facility. A judge denies her request.

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THE TIES THAT BIND THE GLENSHEEN CHIEF PROSECUTOR AND LEAD INVESTIGATOR DISCUSS THE CASE THAT FOREVER CHANGED THEIR LIVES. B Y K AT E N E L S O N I L L U S T R AT I O N B Y A L L E G R A L O C K S TA D T

John DeSanto and Gary Waller were in their early thirties when they were named chief prosecutor and lead investigator, respectively, for the Glensheen murder case. They didn’t know it at the time, but Minnesota’s most infamous crime would singularly shape their careers and inextricably weave their lives together. They spent years working alongside each other, eventually penning the book Will to Murder about their experiences. Artful Living had the distinct privilege of sitting down with these lifelong friends to hear their crystal-clear memories of how it all unfolded, to learn what they wish had gone differently and to witness the raw emotion that, to this day, still sits just below the surface.

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ARTFUL LIVING: LET’S START AT THE BEGINNING.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THIS CASE?

on me, and I thought, “You must be out of your mind.” I had more respect for myself than that.

GARY WALLER: I came home from jogging — I was jogging

JD: My first in-person encounter with Marj really wasn’t

every day when I was younger — and the phone rang. One of the other detectives said, “The boss wants you down at Glensheen right away.” Well, I don’t know where Glensheen is at; John and I were raised in working families. So, he said to me, “3300 London Road. There’s a double homicide down here. Elisabeth Congdon and her night nurse, Velma Pietila.” I had heard of Congdon Boulevard, Congdon Creek, you know, because they were one of the five wealthy families in Duluth. I went down there and looked at the crime scene. Velma was on the stairway, and she had 23 lacerations in her head, some of them fracturing her skull. And Elisabeth had a pillow over her face; she had been smothered.

until she was arraigned in court more than a year later. But I remember about a month and a half after the murders she was on the front page of the Duluth News Tribune with a bandage over her face. She cut herself and claimed that Gary did it.

JOHN DESANTO: Here’s my memory of it: In 1976, at age 29, I was appointed chief prosecutor for St. Louis County. I was way too young and inexperienced for this promotion, but I was the most experienced prosecutor in the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, with only three years’ experience, and I’d tried five murder cases before the Glensheen murders. So as chief prosecutor, I get the call from the police department: “There’s a double homicide at Glensheen.” Like Gary, I’d never been there. I shouldn’t have been at the scene, but I wanted to see it all, too. And I did take pride in the fact that I’d been at the scene before the bodies left and I could put that in my mind’s eye for later at trial.

JD: No, not by name. Described you, right? GW: Described me to a T. JD: The first time I’m seeing who Marjorie is was with her bandaged face on the front page of the Duluth newspaper, and I’m thinking, “Whoa, this is going to be something.” I first see Roger at his arraignment in St. Louis County Court in Duluth. He’s charged with two counts of murder, first degree. And to be honest with you, I recall thinking, “This guy did it?” And at Marjorie’s trial [in Hastings in 1979], I’ve got this vivid memory that one day she shows up in a bright yellow pantsuit, and I’m thinking —

GW: Looked like a big canary. JD: You took the words out of my mouth. She looked like a canary.

AL: WHEN DID YOU FIRST MEET MARJORIE AND ROGER?

GW: I told you, she wasn’t that pleasing to look at.

GW: First, I met Dave [Arnold], their attorney. They came

JD: And I’m thinking to myself, “This is weird what she’s

to the police department to see my boss, Ernie [Grams], and me. Marjorie, as soon as she got there, she started talking. And I could tell Dave was pissed. Beforehand he had told us, “I told her to keep her mouth shut, so don’t expect her to say anything.”

wearing to court; she’s charged with murder!”

AL: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF HER? GW: I’ll tell you what: She had a lot of boyfriends, and it wasn’t because she was attractive. I was looking at Roger, and he had a cut on his lip, he had a cut on a finger and his right hand was really swollen. I remembered Velma had been punched in the face before she was beaten up with the candlestick holder. So, when they got up to leave, I shook Roger’s hand, because I wanted to feel it — and he winced. I’d been in the autopsies, and I figured he had punched her. I was at Glensheen later that afternoon, the day before Elisabeth’s funeral. BCA [Bureau of Criminal Apprehension] came up to finish processing the crime scene. Marjorie came up, and I said, “You can’t come in here.” “Well, why not?” I said, “You can’t. Nobody can — just the cops.” Then she kind of hit

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AL: WHAT BIZARRE MOMENTS DO YOU RECALL FROM THE INVESTIGATIONS AND TRIALS? JD: Here’s one of the most flabbergasting moments from Marjorie’s trial. One day in May of 1979 — more than one month into her trial — it’s her attorney, Ron Meshbesher’s birthday, and she shows up with a cake. She wants everybody to have a piece: “Well, you’ll have a piece, Gary and John,” she says to us. And we had already been telling Ron —

GW: Keep her away from us. JD: We don’t want to talk to her. We don’t want her talking to us. And she asks, “You’ll have a piece, won’t you, John?” And I say, “You’ve got to be kidding.” And her terse, unbelievable statement was, “Don’t worry; there’s no marmalade in it.”

GW: And then there’s the incident between Roger and [his attorney] Doug [Thomson] during Roger’s trial. We found out that Roger had a coin collection. Well, after we gave Doug that


information, Doug takes him into a closet — literally in the closet — outside the judge’s chambers, and he’s yelling at him in there.

JD: Yelling at him. GW: Oh, yelling. JD: “You didn’t tell me anything [about owning a coin collection]! You don’t —”

GW: “Goddamn it.” JD: “You should have told me. Why did you never tell me you

JD: I got all the way through Roger’s trial with it. So I did get overconfident. We’d convicted Roger, so I thought, “We can convict Marjorie, too, using the same fingerprint evidence.” In retrospect, it was a completely different case, with her charged as Roger’s coconspirator and her not being at the murder scene.

GW: And then there’s the theft of Roger’s wallet from the property room in the Hastings courthouse just before we were going to introduce it into evidence during the testimony of Sergeant Jack Greene. Roger’s wallet contained stamps identical to the stamps on the envelope containing the stolen coin mailed from Duluth to Roger on the day of the murders.

had a coin collection?” Because that gave us a reason for Roger to send the [stolen] coin to himself.

JD: The BCA lab could not physically match the stamps in the

GW: In 2003, we got Roger’s DNA off the seal of the envelope

GW: They were the same type of stamps.

[that contained the stolen coin]. Back then, on the envelope, we had an expert testify that it was his handwriting on the outside of the envelope. And Golden — he spelled it with a small G and a capitalized A corrected to an O. So I got a search warrant to get Roger’s briefcase from his lawyer’s office. I’m going through all this crap in his briefcase, and I find where he’d made the same mistake writing “Golden.”

JD: It was so telltale. That was absolutely his handwriting. AL: WAS ROGER JUST A PUPPET IN ALL THIS? OR WAS HE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT? GW: He was a drunk. JD: Dimwitted drunk. He had a history of alcohol, and he got set up by Marj. I firmly believe that to this day.

AL: IF THIS CASE WERE TAKING PLACE TODAY, HOW WOULD THINGS BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY? JD: Well, first and foremost, we’d have DNA. We would be able to say that the blood found at the crime scene was Roger’s with 99.999 percent certainty. And the fingerprint that went bad? That wouldn’t have mattered. It wouldn’t have reversed Roger’s conviction, and he’d still be in prison. Here’s the story: Gary’s out in Colorado and finds the envelope with the [stolen] coin. And ultimately, there’s a latent print developed by Colorado Bureau of Investigation. And I think, “We just won the case.” This was back when latent prints were the DNA — they were irrefutable, basically. Well, Gary had told me [back then] that, in his opinion, looking at the comparison of the latent print versus the real or known print of Roger that the latent was too fuzzy.

GW: I told him not to use it.

wallet to the stamps on the mailed envelope, but —

JD: Identical. And that was so critical to us. And then the wallet gets stolen out from under us following defense attorney Frank Berman being inside the property room [where the wallet was] alone. See, we had an agreement: If the defense wanted to see something in the property room, they wouldn’t go in to see the physical item without a prosecutor there, and vice versa — we couldn’t go into the property room without a defense representative there. So my second chair [then-Assistant County Attorney Mark Rubin] goes in there with the defense, and they take a look at the wallet again. After they leave, a clerk comes and tells me, “Berman was in that property room alone.” We go back there, and we can’t find the wallet. So I tell the judge, “Judge, we can’t proceed. We need to find this wallet. It’s a critical piece of evidence.” He says, “You’ve got 15 minutes to look for that, and then we’re getting going. I don’t want a delay.”

GW: You forgot a part. Carol Grant was third chair for the defense, and she had this big lawyer briefcase. So she’s ready to go for the day, and she takes her briefcase and heads out to her car.

JD: You ask what I would have done differently? I would have shut down the trial. If I had a little more savvy, a little more experience, a little more guts —

GW: And if the judge had any [guts]. JW: I would have gotten a search warrant, and I would have looked at all their briefcases.

AL: DID THE WALLET EVER TURN UP? JD: It never turned up. We lost that piece of evidence.

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AL: WAS THERE A POINT IN MARJ’S TRIAL WHEN YOU REALIZED THINGS WERE GOING SOUTH? JD: Here’s when we realized it was going south. Late in Marjorie’s trial, in the defense case, Ron [Meshbesher] calls Herbert MacDonnell, who is an interesting character himself. He’s a —

GW: The best expert one can buy. JD: Yeah, he’s what they called a criminalist, who does everything — paint matching, latent prints. And coincidentally, years later, he testified for the defense in O.J. Simpson’s case. MacDonnell testifies, “This is not Roger’s print.” So after court, Gary and I are saying, “We need a third expert.”

GW: So I called Quantico and asked, “Do you have any witnesses that could testify for us at a murder case?” They say, “Yup; he recently retired.” What was his name?

JD: George Bonebrake — preeminently qualified. GW: Head of the FBI latent-print division, recently retired. JD: He comes in and says, “Give me a few hours on my own down in the basement,” where we had our office set up. We’re up in the kitchen, thinking he’s going to tell us that this is definitely Roger’s print. He comes up and says, “It’s not Roger’s print.” So, here’s what I have to do. Now I have what’s called exculpatory evidence; it exonerates rather than incriminates. So I disclose it the next morning. I say, “Here, Ron.” And he is ecstatic. And then who shows up on the witness stand for the defense the next day? Bonebrake. It was gut-wrenching. I was so devastated that I presented, albeit unintentionally, false evidence that ultimately resulted in Roger’s convictions being overturned. I was really emotional, and Gary was trying to encourage me: “Don’t worry; we’ve got enough other evidence.” And we walked the dark streets of Hastings at midnight, and I was sobbing. I said, “How could I do this? How could I do this? We’ve lost the case.” We had Roger with the stolen jewelry. We had his blood at the crime scene and his hair there, too. But the fingerprint was the coup de grâce. The Minnesota Supreme Court said it couldn’t allow a conviction to stand on evidence that included a misidentified fingerprint. I should have done more. I should have done more. I should have looked at that print again. There’s no question in my mind that we could have convicted Marj if I’d done some things differently — argued it better, etc. That said, I don’t think we did a bad job.

AL: HOW DID THIS CASE SHAPE YOUR CAREERS AND YOUR LIVES AS A WHOLE? JD: I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything in the world, as hard of work as it was. It was the ultimate circumstantial evidence case — the type of cases I wanted to try and was blessed to try for 35 years — and it happened six years into my career. My career became known as BC and AC: Before Caldwell and After Caldwell.

GW: And we were devils to work for after we had experienced this. JD: We had learned from our mistakes in the investigations and prosecutions of Roger and Marjorie Caldwell from two of the best criminal-defense attorneys the state of Minnesota has ever seen — and we made sure we didn’t make those mistakes again!

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? IT DEPENDS WHO YOU ASK.

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM SECRETS OF THE CONGDON MANSION

PROSECUTOR JOHN DESANTO’S THEORY Marjorie and Roger Caldwell work out a notarized agreement that she will give him $2.5 million of her inheritance. In exchange, he will murder Elisabeth Congdon. A drunk Roger flies to Minneapolis then takes a bus to Duluth. He uses a rock to create the appearance of a break-in in the billiard room but actually uses his wife’s key to enter Glensheen. He is surprised on the main stairs by night nurse Velma Pietila. She attempts to fight Roger, but he finds a candlestick holder and beats her, breaking her jaw and fracturing her skull. Pietila strikes out at him with her shoe, cutting him on the lip and finger, but she ultimately dies of her wounds on the staircase. Roger walks upstairs to Elisabeth’s bedroom and holds a pillow over his mother-in-law’s face until she’s dead. He washes up in the bathroom, changes his clothes, finds a wicker basket and fills it with jewelry. He also takes a Byzantine-era gold coin from a memorabilia case as well as a ring and gold watch from the dead heiress’s body. Roger takes Pietila’s white and tan Ford Granada, but before leaving town, he drops the stolen coin into a hotel envelope and mails it to himself in Colorado to signal to Marjorie that the deed is done. He drives to the Minneapolis airport, where he buys a suede suit bag to hold the wicker case, then flies back to Colorado. When the Caldwells return to Minnesota for Elisabeth’s funeral, they stupidly bring with them the stolen jewelry, the wicker case and the suede suit bag, which are discovered in their Bloomington hotel room by the Duluth police.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY DOUG THOMSON’S THEORY Marjorie and her two eldest sons, Peter and Stephen, conspire to murder Elisabeth while framing Roger. Using their mother’s key to enter Glensheen, the sons carry out the murders and burglary in the manner laid out by the prosecution. Before they leave town, they drop the stolen coin into a hotel envelope and mail it to their stepfather in Colorado as part of the frame-up. They drive Velma Pietila’s car to the Minneapolis airport to create the impression that the murderer is from out of town. When their mother arrives for the funeral, the sons furnish her with the stolen jewelry, wicker case and suede suit bag. Marjorie plants the evidence in her Bloomington hotel room to be discovered by the Duluth police.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY RON MESHBESHER’S THEORY Tom Congdon, an heir to the family fortune, conspires with Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Bob Harmon and shady private investigator William Furman to murder Elisabeth while framing Marjorie and Roger. Using Tom’s key to enter Glensheen, Harmon and Furman carry out the murders and burglary in the manner laid out by the prosecution. Before they leave town, they drop the stolen coin into a hotel envelope and mail it to Roger in Colorado as part of the frame-up. They drive Velma Pietila’s car to the Minneapolis airport to create the impression that the murderer is from out of town. When the Caldwells arrive for the funeral, Furman surreptitiously plants the stolen jewelry, wicker case and suede suit bag in the Caldwells’ Bloomington hotel room to be discovered by the Duluth police.

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4 3 0 F E R N D A L E R O A D W. WAYZATA Astonishing estate has a commanding presence on Lake Minnetonka with breathtaking panoramic views and 200 feet of pristine, level lakefront. Exquisitely built home has countless luxury features, including a beautiful apartment suite, chandelier elevator, range, golf simulator, lap pool and more. Private entrance has gorgeous iron gate and long paved driveway. Walk to vibrant downtown Wayzata. BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 15 $9,449,000

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CINDY REDMOND 612-850-7015 | CINDY@CINDYREDMOND.COM

115 CHICAGO AVENUE S. WAYZATA This super glam 2014 custom build sits in the heart of downtown Wayzata. Current, modern design is sure to impress. Blocks to Lake Minnetonka. Move-in ready. BEDROOMS: 3 $895,000

BATHROOMS: 3

5880 LORING DRIVE MINNETRISTA The perfect family home on Lake Minnetonka with stylized comfort and updated design by Mike Sharratt. Huge 1-acre lot has 100+ feet of sandy beachfront and views. BEDROOMS: 5 $1,499,000

BATHROOMS: 4

27190 EDGEWOOD ROAD SHOREWOOD Charming waterfront estate has sweeping views of Lake Minnetonka. Great family home sits proudly on 1.65 acres with 100+ feet of pristine shoreline. Move-in ready. BEDROOMS: 7 BATHROOMS: 4 PRICE UPON REQUEST

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GEORGE, DAVID AND KEVIN STICKNEY 9 5 2 - 4 7 6 - 3 6 9 4 | G S T I C K N E Y @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

5 2 4 9 B A R T L E T T B O U L E V A R D MOUND

3 4 4 4 E . L A K E S T R E E T ORONO

Lakeshore home offering an open floor plan and southwest-facing Lake Minnetonka views.

Lake Minnetonka retreat with 83 feet of level, west-facing shoreline. Quiet setting. Orono schools.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,339,000

BATHROOMS: 3

$999,000

3 0 6 0 N O R T H S H O R E D R I V E ORONO

5 6 0 K O K E S H F A R M R O A D ORONO

Renovated retreat with 107 feet of gradually sloping, sandy shoreline on Lake Minnetonka.

Enjoy high-end finishes and details. Enchanting 5.5-acre setting. Orono School District.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,695,000

1 3 0 L A K E S T R E E T EXCELSIOR Gorgeous Kroiss Development new construction. Walk to downtown Excelsior. Lake Minnetonka views. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,250,000

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BATHROOMS: 5

$1,899,000

2 3 2 8 H U N T I N G T O N P O I N T R O A D W. MINNETONKA BEACH Incredibly built masterpiece offering 200 feet of premier Lake Minnetonka shoreline. BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 11

$4,750,000

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ELLEN DEHAVEN 9 5 2 - 4 7 6 - 3 6 4 6 | E D E H AV E N @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2 0 7 0 S H O R E L I N E D R I V E ORONO

2 7 1 9 W O O D B R I D G E R O A D MINNETONKA BEACH

Fantastic Lower Lake remodel. Great chance to have it all. Docking and huge lake views.

Historic lakeshore secret. Huge Lafayette Bay views and Dakota trail. Charm galore.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,595,000

5 1 0 L O C U S T H I L L S D R I V E WAYZATA

8 2 5 B R O W N R O A D S . ORONO Prime, close-in, 20-acre site. Perfect condition. Theater, pool and more.

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,950,000

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 8

$2,495,000

2 6 5 5 N O R T H S H O R E D R I V E ORONO

2 9 9 0 S U S S E X R O A D ORONO

NON-MLS. Premier south-facing lakeshore. 200+ feet on park-like setting. New guesthouse.

Forward and astonishing. Totally remodeled estate with glorious grounds, pool and theater.

BEDROOMS: 7

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$1,495,000

Easy living in prime area includes association dock on Lake Minnetonka, pool and clubhouse. Walk to town. BEDROOMS: 4

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BATHROOMS: 5

$2,995,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

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3 0 0 B L A C K O A K S L A N E PLYMOUTH

8 6 3 0 K E L Z E R P O N D D R I V E VICTORIA

4.35 acres in walking distance to Wayzata. Privacy and charm await.

Spectacular, spacious new-construction alternative overlooking the lake. Golf nearby.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,075,000

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,195,000

2 6 1 9 0 B I R C H B L U F F R O A D SHOREWOOD

3 9 8 0 W A L D E N S H O R E S R O A D DEEPHAVEN

Commanding custom home on commanding lakeshore. Stone, brick and details galore.

Hidden Lake Minnetonka jewel. Historic site, custom-designed home and level, west-facing lakeshore.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 6

$3,985,000

2217 HUNTINGTON POINT ROAD E. MINNETONKA BEACH Rare, exquisite, turnkey home.

BATHROOMS: 4

$3,295,000

3 6 3 0 N O R T H H O M E R O A D DEEPHAVEN

Astonishingly remodeled in prime area on main Lower Lake.

Epic lakeshore and home. Truly one-of-a-kind in the heart of the Lower Lake.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 7 $4,595,000

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BATHROOMS: 6

$4,995,000

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3 5 6 5 F R E D E R I C K S T R E E T ORONO

4 6 3 0 L I N W O O D C I R C L E DEEPHAVEN

Prime, south-facing, sandy, level shoreline on Carman Bay. Elevator, geothermal and more.

Flawless Victorian home in Cottagewood. Enjoy the best sunsets on Lake Minnetonka.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 6

$3,595,000

TONY JEWETT, DEHAVEN TEAM

TONY JEWETT, DEHAVEN TEAM 612-963-8851 | TJEWETT@CBBURNET.COM

2 8 0 5 0 W O O D S I D E R O A D SHOREWOOD

3 2 0 R I D G E C I R C L E MEDINA

Timeless walkout with west-facing Lake Minnetonka shoreline, sunset views and main-level owner’s suite.

Stately brick home with main-floor master on 5 acres. Garage space for 8+ cars.

BATHROOMS: 7

$3,399,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,250,000

KYLE HUNT AND ELLEN DEHAVEN

CELIA THRELKELD

612-369-2836 | KYLE.HUNT@KYLEHUNTPARTNERS.COM

612-867-8244 | CTHRELKELD@CBBURNET.COM

5 4 1 N O R T H S T R E A M R O A D ORONO

3 1 5 LY T H R U M L A N E MEDINA

Scenic Lake Lydiard estate on 3 acres. Pool, tennis court and grand entertaining spaces.

Fantastic home overlooking pool, woods and golf course. Lovely and private.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$2,495,000

612-963-8851 | TJEWETT@CBBURNET.COM

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 9

$2,499,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$870,000

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CELIA THRELKELD

612-867-8244 | CTHRELKELD@CBBURNET.COM

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19685 LAKEVIEW AVENUE DEEPHAVEN Historic Grandview Point in Cottagewood. Amazing, newer construction home meticulously designed by architect Ben Nelson. Incredible lakeside living with great attention to detail. Every space is well thought-out with lake views from every room. 170 feet of prime Lower Lake lakeshore on Carson’s Bay with a remodeled, historic boathouse with fireplace and permanent docks. Great for entertaining. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5 $4,425,000

DAVE GILMORE

612-750-8411 DGILMORE@CBBURNET.COM

4 8 0 1 B Y W O O D S T R E E T W. EDINA Beyond magnificent, this distinctive home is located in Edina’s Rolling Green neighborhood. Relaxed warmth and irreplaceable style infuse this commanding residence. Featuring the finest finishes, from the gourmet kitchen and gracious common living areas to the theater and lower-level craft room. The integration of indoor and outdoor spaces makes this home a treasured masterpiece. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 7 $4,700,000

ELLYN WOLFENSON

612-644-3033 EJWOLFENSON@CBBURNET.COM

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MEREDITH HOWELL 9 5 2 - 4 7 6 - 3 6 9 2 | M H O W E L L @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2 2 2 5 W I L L O W D R I V E MEDINA

4 3 0 B R O W N R O A D S . ORONO

Idyllic country home perfect for entertaining. 9+ acres with long westerly views.

Serenity of a 100-acre land trust surrounds this emotion-filled jewel. 20 minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

BEDROOMS: 3

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,075,000

6 2 9 F E R N D A L E R O A D W. WAYZATA

Charm abounds in this totally renovated storybook home in the heart of Wayzata Village.

Beauty of Greenwich on 5.5-acre estate with views over lagoon leading to Lake Minnetonka.

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,250,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$3,495,000

7 3 6 5 H I G H W A Y 1 2 INDEPENDENCE

2 6 5 7 W O O D B R I D G E R O A D MINNETONKA BEACH

An Eastern European–inspired, romantic country estate. 88 acres just west of Maple Plain.

Lake Minnetonka at your front door and nature trail at your backdoor. Guesthouse and pool.

BEDROOMS: 4

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$795,000

1 2 5 W A L K E R A V E N U E S . WAYZATA

BEDROOMS: 4

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BATHROOMS: 7

$4,295,000

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 7

$4,990,000

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3011 BROOKS LANE MINNETONKA BEACH Every main-floor room, including a 2,000-square-foot deck, has a sun-filled view overlooking Lafayette Bay. Designer finishes from floor to ceiling. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6 $1,895,000

C. DECKER VELIE AND BONNIE VELIE

612-747-5097 DECKER.VELIE@CBBURNET.COM 612-964-7865 BJVELIE@CBBURNET.COM

2 1 1 2 0 E X C E L S I O R B O U L E VA R D GREENWOOD Custom-built home on Lake Minnetonka. Sweeping views of St. Albans Bay from every window. Entertaining spaces and open floor plan on all levels. Luxurious lakeside pool. BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 5 $2,249,000

BONNIE VELIE

612-964-7865 BJVELIE@CBBURNET.COM

X X H E R I TA G E L A N E ORONO Tanager Estates is an exclusive development with 3 build sites offering the ultimate in privacy. Docks available on Tanager Lake with Lake Minnetonka access. $2,950,000–$3,350,000

BONNIE VELIE AND MIKE STEADMAN

612-964-7865 BJVELIE@CBBURNET.COM 612-296-0900 MBSTEADMAN@CBBURNET.COM

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JOHN F. ADAMS 6 1 2 - 7 2 0 - 4 8 2 7 | J A D A M S @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2 1 2 5 M E E T I N G S T R E E T MINNETONKA

4 6 1 5 / 4 6 6 5 M E R I L A N E EDINA

Sited on a wooded 2-acre lot offering an open floor plan and detailed millwork accents.

Beautiful 1.15-acre lots in sought-after Rolling Green. To be built by John Kraemer & Sons.

BEDROOMS: 4

3 2 8 0 F O X S T R E E T ORONO

Landschute-built with Old World charm. Historic boathouse on 100 feet of west-facing shore.

Spectacular 5-acre build site with 220 feet of south-facing lakeshore on Maxwell Bay.

$3,495,000

$3,495,000

3 3 2 0 R O B I N S O N S B A Y R O A D DEEPHAVEN

2 7 5 0 G A L E R O A D DEEPHAVEN

Landschute-built cottage with a sandy beach and 100 feet of west-facing shore on Robinsons Bay.

Commanding views of Lake Minnetonka. 2.5-acre estate setting with 319 feet of shore.

BEDROOMS: 4

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$2,995,000+

$995,000

4 6 1 0 L I N W O O D C I R C L E DEEPHAVEN

BEDROOMS: 3+

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BATHROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$4,200,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 9

$5,995,000

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2 4 0 M I N N E T O N K A A V E N U E S . WAYZATA

5 4 4 R I C E S T R E E T E . WAYZATA

Boutique 9-unit condo building by John Kraemer & Sons. Just 1 block to Lake Street restaurants and shops.

Landschute-built with timeless details, rooftop deck, lake views, elevator and 2+ bedroom suites.

BEDROOMS: 2+

BEDROOMS: 2+

BATHROOMS: 2+

$1,295,000–$2,750,000

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,995,000

1 5 9 0 L O C U S T H I L L S C I R C L E WAYZATA

4 7 7 6 M A N I T O U R O A D TONKA BAY

Southwestern flair with handcrafted white-oak floors, reclaimed lumber and main-level master.

Mike Sharratt masterpiece sited on 1.35 acres with a private, winding driveway and 100 feet of lakeshore.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 6

$2,995,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,995,000

6 8 6 F E R N D A L E R O A D W. WAYZATA

2 8 1 2 0 B O U L D E R B R I D G E D R I V E SHOREWOOD

Coveted estate nestled in the trees on a private 1-acre setting with 150 feet of shore.

Private 4-acre estate with Grand View Lodge–like feel and westerly views of Smithtown Bay.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 7

BATHROOMS: 8

$5,995,000

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BATHROOMS: 9

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GREGG LARSEN 6 1 2 - 7 1 9 - 4 4 7 7 | G L A R S E N @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1 7 9 2 0 S H A V E R S L A N E WOODLAND

9 0 0 M A P L E C R E S T D R I V E MINNETRISTA

Dramatic walls of windows, granite, marble, and wood create a tranquil, elegant feel.

California-style open concept. Resort-quality living on 110 feet of lakeshore on Jennings Bay.

BEDROOMS: 4

$1,195,000

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 3

$989,900

3 7 6 0 B A Y S I D E R O A D ORONO

1 8 5 W O O D P E C K E R R I D G E R O A D TONKA BAY

Open floor plan with high-end finishes on 2+ acres with panoramic views of Stubbs Bay.

Hamptons-style beach house. Walls of windows showcase level, sandy Gideon’s Bay lakeshore.

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,050,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,539,900

2 6 0 3 W O O D B R I D G E R O A D MINNETONKA BEACH

1 3 8 0 W A L N U T G R O V E L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

Premier location on Lake Minnetonka. Open floor plan, crisp décor, Crystal Bay views.

Sprawling, 1-level living. Quality finishes. Exceptional location 3 minutes to Wayzata.

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 4

$2,995,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 4

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MARK GRIEGER 6 1 2 - 3 8 2 - 4 9 5 2 | M A R K G R I E G E R @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1 9 8 2 0 S W E E T W AT E R C U R V E SHOREWOOD This handsome, present-day Tudor is set on a considerable wooded lot with Silver Lake lakeshore. Updated throughout and meticulously maintained. Extraordinary opportunity. BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5 $1,100,000

1 9 0 9 0 M I N N E T O N K A B O U L E VA R D DEEPHAVEN Poised atop Lake Minnetonka’s Carson’s Bay. Perfect for refined entertaining, lakeside family fun and everything in between. Shingle-style crafted with the finest materials. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6 $4,495,000

19100 RUTLEDGE ROAD DEEPHAVEN Urban chic in Deephaven. Stunning presentation of refinement and comfort. Thoughtful architecture with minimalistic lines. Full of light. Unparalleled opportunity. BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 3 PRICE UPON REQUEST

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ZINN FAMILY REALTORS 9 5 2 - 4 7 4 - 4 4 4 4 | C Z I N N @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

5 9 7 5 R I D G E R O A D SHOREWOOD

2 1 7 5 0 B Y R O N C I R C L E EXCELSIOR

Sunrises over Silver Lake and sunsets over Christmas Lake. Like-new chalet. Minnetonka schools.

Walls of windows overlook 120 feet of prime Lake Minnetonka lakeshore on St. Albans Bay.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,500,000

2 0 4 4 0 PA R K P L A C E DEEPHAVEN

2 7 6 0 W O O L S E Y L A N E WOODLAND Classic Lake Minnetonka estate on 3.6 acres with renovations by Streeter, Sharratt and Hunt.

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,795,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$2,995,000

3 1 5 L A K E V I E W A V E N U E TONKA BAY

6 0 1 0 R I D G E R O A D SHOREWOOD

The Hamptons on Lake Minnetonka. Level lawn leads to 100 feet of south-facing, main-lake shoreline.

Kelly Davis design, Erotas construction. Artful living with sunsets over Christmas Lake.

BEDROOMS: 4

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$1,300,000

Newer construction by Sharratt Design on the park in the center of coveted Cottagewood. BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 4

$3,100,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 6

$3,500,000

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PATTY NAPIER AND CARRIE FLEISCHHACKER 6 1 2 - 8 6 0 - 3 6 0 3 | PAT T YA N D C A R R I E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1 5 4 0 C O U N T Y R O A D 6 ORONO

1 3 8 5 0 3 0 T H S T R E E T N . STILLWATER

Cottage charm on 3-acre hilltop next to Wolsfeld Woods. Great starter or empty-nester home.

Horse facility with 17 acres, 21-stall barn and indoor arena. Meticulously maintained with every amenity.

BEDROOMS: 3

BEDROOMS: 2

BATHROOMS: 3

$665,000

BATHROOMS: 3

$748,000

2 7 5 2 H A M E L R O A D MEDINA

3 2 0 R I D G E C I R C L E MEDINA

Vintage Old World charm on 15 acres along Medina’s Gold Coast. Fabulous outbuildings.

Spectacular 5-acre estate setting in North Ridge Farm with all-brick home and additional 4-car outbuilding.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3

$988,000

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,250,000

2 4 7 2 PA R K V I E W D R I V E MEDINA

5 4 1 N O R T H S T R E A M R O A D ORONO

20 acres surrounded by nature. Lake views, main-level living, pool, studio and privacy.

Spectacular, close-in, 3-acre estate overlooking Lake Lydiard. Pool, tennis court, nature and privacy.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,998,000

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BATHROOMS: 9

$2,499,000

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6 4 5 0 C E D A R C O U R T MINNETRISTA

1 1 5 C H I C A G O A V E N U E S . WAYZATA

Stunning custom-built home along the serene shores of Saunders Lake. Cul-de-sac, 1.5 acres.

Turnkey custom Denali in downtown Wayzata offers luxurious, modern interior and spacious lot.

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$699,900

G. ANDREW HUELER 612-701-3124 | DREW.H@HUELER.COM

1 8 5 5 M E A D O W O O D S T R A I L MEDINA

1 0 4 5 B R O W N R O A D S . ORONO

Exceptional Medina estate with stunning pool area. Close to Wayzata and Orono schools.

Private drive to this executive home on 1.6 wooded acres. Light-filled, open floor plan.

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,995,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

PRICE UPON REQUEST

CATHERINE WERSAL

CATHERINE WERSAL

612-597-6661 | CRWERSAL@CBBURNET.COM

612-597-6661 | CRWERSAL@CBBURNET.COM

1 1 0 5 T O N K A W A R O A D ORONO

3 1 2 7 C A S C O C I R C L E ORONO

Panoramic views of North Arm Bay. 166 feet of sandy, west-facing shore. Orono schools.

Truly remarkable 2010 Stonewood beauty on 1 acre with spectacular big water views.

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,995,000

KATHY SAWICKI, SAWICKI FAMILY REALTORS 612-270-1001 | KSAWICKI@CBBURNET.COM

$895,000

612-518-8762 | KBOWE@CBBURNET.COM

BEDROOMS: 6

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KELLE DOWNEY BOWE, THE DOWNEYS

BEDROOMS: 5

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BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

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PATTY YORKS AND ANGELA YORKS TRUELSEN, THE YORKS 952-334-3333 | PYORKS@CBBURNET.COM

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4 0 1 1 E . V A L L E Y R O A D DEEPHAVEN

3 0 5 B E R G A M O T D R I V E MEDINA

Updated modern home on private 1-acre lot with beautifully landscaped grounds in Deephaven.

Award-winning, well-appointed, sun-filled, open public rooms with spectacular prairie views.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$595,000

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,595,000

RUTH WHITNEY BOWE

RUTH WHITNEY BOWE

612-805-7412 | RWBOWE@CBBURNET.COM

612-805-7412 | RWBOWE@CBBURNET.COM

1 4 0 H I G H L A N D L A N E WAYZATA

2 9 2 5 M A P L E W O O D R O A D WOODLAND

New construction by Traditions by Donnay in Wayzata Highlands with very high-end finishes.

Classic cottage-style gem on 2.9 serene acres with views of Marion Lake in coveted Woodland.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 7

$2,495,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,695,000

JOHN MCWHITE

JOHN MCWHITE AND GARY PETERSEN

612-805-1577 | JKMCWHITE@CBBURNET.COM

612-805-1577 | JKMCWHITE@CBBURNET.COM

4 1 5 P H E A S A N T R I D G E R O A D MEDINA

1 5 2 1 H U N T E R D R I V E MEDINA

Currier & Ives charm on 5 hilltop acres. Recent remodel and addition with timeless detailing.

Elegant European masterpiece on 7 private acres. Unsurpassed construction and detailing.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,085,000

BATHROOMS: 6

$4,495,000

MIMI BENDICKSON

MIMI BENDICKSON

612-695-8321 | MMBENDICKSON@CBBURNET.COM

612-695-8321 | MMBENDICKSON@CBBURNET.COM

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4 8 2 4 M A P L E R O A D EDINA

5 6 5 0 A R C H E R L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

Beautifully renovated gracious property in White Oaks just steps to 50th & France.

Recently completed Creek Hill Custom Homes new model in Serenity on the Greenway.

BEDROOMS: 3

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,025,000

LISA PIAZZA

LISA PIAZZA AND ERIK MYHRAN 612-751-0976 | LISA.PIAZZA@CBBURNET.COM

2 5 5 2 C O U N T Y R O A D 2 4 MEDINA

1 4 8 0 1 S T O N E R O A D WAYZATA

Midcentury with a rugged twist. Total remodel with reclaimed beams and more on 10 acres.

Architect’s home on private setting with pool. Exquisite finishes and design. Truly unique.

BATHROOMS: 3

$895,000

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$995,000

ERIK MYHRAN

ERIK MYHRAN

612-810-3745 | EMYHRAN@CBBURNET.COM

612-810-3745 | EMYHRAN@CBBURNET.COM

3 7 3 3 L A N D I N G S D R I V E EXCELSIOR

6 4 1 2 L A N D I N G S C O U R T EXCELSIOR

Creek Hill model in Minnewashta Landings. Wooded lot with 4-car garage and sport court. Minnetonka schools.

Custom rambler. Minnetonka schools. Casual, elegant home flooded with light. Exquisite finishes.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$825,000

612-751-0976 | LISA.PIAZZA@CBBURNET.COM

BEDROOMS: 4

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BATHROOMS: 5

$998,500

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,045,000

ERIK MYHRAN

ERIK MYHRAN

612-810-3745 | EMYHRAN@CBBURNET.COM

612-810-3745 | EMYHRAN@CBBURNET.COM

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JEFFREY DEWING 6 1 2 - 5 9 7 - 0 4 2 4 | J D E W I N G @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

3 0 O R C H I D L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

2 3 2 5 PA R K L A N D S R O A D ST. LOUIS PARK

Gorgeous, natural-light-filled home. Open floor plan. Like new. Close to downtown Wayzata.

European-inspired retreat with unmatched craftsmanship and details. Walk to the city lakes.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,049,900

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,675,000

1 4 9 5 M E D I N A R O A D MEDINA

2 6 5 0 N O R T H V I E W D R I V E MINNETRISTA

Impeccably built and maintained estate on 24 acres. Top-of-the-line finishes. Orono schools.

Gorgeous Erotas-built estate on 45+ acres with 1,500 feet of Whaletail Lake shoreline.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,995,000

BATHROOMS: 6

PRICE UPON REQUEST

5 2 5 5 S T. A L B A N S B A Y R O A D SHOREWOOD

1 6 1 3 5 C R O S B Y C O V E WAYZATA

Breathtaking Landschute-built home. Private 2.5-acre setting in the Minnetonka Public School District.

Custom New England masterpiece with high-end finishes, pool, sport court and Lake Minnetonka access.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 7

PRICE UPON REQUEST

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BATHROOMS: 6

$3,495,000

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MARK SCHILL 6 1 2 - 8 5 9 - 4 5 0 7 | M A S C H I L L @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

3 0 3 7 B U T T E R N U T D R I V E MEDINA

1 5 1 1 1 TA M M E R L A N E MINNETONKA

Gorgeous 5-bedroom home with views of wetlands. Close to walking trails. Wayzata schools.

Updated 2-story soft contemporary on wooded lot. Open floor plan. Wayzata schools.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 3

$699,000

4 5 0 P H E A S A N T R I D G E R O A D MEDINA

4.7 acres in North Ridge Farm overlooking Holy Name Lake. Main-floor living.

Rambler at end of a cul-de-sac on 4.72 acres. Completely remodeled main level. Orono schools.

BATHROOMS: 4

$899,900

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,199,000

2 8 5 5 S O M E R S E T L A N E ORONO

1 0 7 0 H U N T E R D R I V E ORONO

Elegant, brick 2-story on wooded, private, 2.5-acre lot. Great family and entertaining home.

2017 custom-built home in Mooney Lake Preserve on 4-acre lot. 8,700+ square feet. Orono schools.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$649,990

4 6 0 W. PA D D O C K C I R C L E MEDINA

BEDROOMS: 4

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BATHROOMS: 5

$1,099,000

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,995,000

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1 0 5 E . L A K E S T R E E T WAYZATA

4 5 9 5 M E R R Y W O O D L A N E MINNETRISTA

Meyer Place at Ferndale: the west gateway to Wayzata. A 21-unit boutique condo building.

Stonewood-built home of timeless elegance. Private setting on commanding Upper Lake.

2–3 BEDROOMS

BEDROOMS: 4

$685,000–$2,378,000

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,995,000

GARY AND IAN PETERSEN

GARY AND IAN PETERSEN

952-451-0284 | PETERSENTEAM@CBBURNET.COM

952-451-0284 | PETERSENTEAM@CBBURNET.COM

2 5 0 8 A R C O L A L A N E MINNETONKA BEACH

1 4 8 7 S H O R E L I N E D R I V E ORONO

Spectacular sunsets over Crystal Bay. Open and airy dream home on 245 feet of lakeshore.

Rare find with breathtaking views, highly detailed finishes and a Brown’s Bay location.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,695,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,995,000

GARY PETERSEN AND TRACY LARSON

GARY AND IAN PETERSEN

952-451-0284 | PETERSENTEAM@CBBURNET.COM

952-451-0284 | PETERSENTEAM@CBBURNET.COM

2 0 3 2 S H A D Y W O O D R O A D ORONO

2 6 0 1 W. L A F A Y E T T E R O A D ORONO

Stunning, smaller, turnkey lake home on Crystal Bay. Totally renovated.

Reduced $500,000. Spectacular retreat on Lafayette Bay. Lakeside pool and outdoor kitchen.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,250,000

BATHROOMS: 7

$2,995,000

BETTY VOGT

BETTY VOGT AND GARY PETERSEN

612-669-4231 | BVOGT@CBBURNET.COM

612-669-4231 | BVOGT@CBBURNET.COM

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3 2 1 W E D G E W O O D L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

1 2 0 T R U F F U L A T R A I L ORONO

Lovely, fully updated 1940s Cape Cod on 1.2 acres. 15 minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

Great home in 2-acre setting on a choice cul-de-sac. Close to Orono schools.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$649,900

CAROLYN OLSON

CRAIG MOEN 612-850-7639 | CMOEN@CBBURNET.COM

6 3 7 5 B A Y R I D G E R O A D MOUND

2 0 0 3 0 E X C E L S I O R B O U L E V A R D SHOREWOOD

Rare Lake Minnetonka new construction on level, picture-perfect, south-facing site.

7 acres of privacy yet close to all the activities of Lake Minnetonka and Excelsior.

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,795,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$2,499,900

BRIAN BENSON

VALERIE RYDLAND

612-227-8629 | BKBENSON@CBBURNET.COM

952-994-9923 | VQRYDLAND@CBBURNET.COM

2 6 1 9 A R C O L A L A N E MINNETONKA BEACH

1 5 9 6 6 E R I C K S O N L A N E MINNETONKA

Historic residence perched above Lafayette Bay. Incredible period details throughout.

Sophisticated open floor plan. Masterfully updated. Private setting. District 276.

BEDROOMS: 6

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$619,900

952-270-5784 | CHOLSON@CBBURNET.COM

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 5

$2,695,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3

PRICE UPON REQUEST

DAVID K. WELLS III

JODY PETERSON LODGE

612-925-8452 | DAVID@DKW3.COM

612-386-8699 | JPETERSONLODGE@CBBURNET.COM

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JEFF MARTINEAU 9 5 2 - 2 1 0 - 2 6 2 6 | J M A RT I N E A U @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

3 1 6 0 X A N T H U S L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

6 4 4 1 B L U E S T E M R O A D N . CORCORAN

Custom Arts and Crafts 2-story with great room, chef’s kitchen and 10-foot ceilings. Wayzata schools.

Custom former Parade home on 1.5 acres. Soaring spaces with views of woods and wetlands. 6-car garage.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3

$889,900

BATHROOMS: 5

$889,900

1 9 7 3 F A G E R N E S S P O I N T R O A D ORONO

1 9 0 5 C O N C O R D I A S T R E E T ORONO

Spectacular views east and west with 77 feet of lakeshore in front and back. Fully renovated.

Lake Minnetonka shoreline with breathtaking, west-facing views. Well-cared-for home.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,389,900

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,339,900

1 0 0 K I N T Y R E L A N E ORONO

2 5 6 5 N O R T H S H O R E D R I V E ORONO

Wonderful family home with sport court. 5,727 square feet of custom Gonyea finishes on 3+ acres.

155 feet of prime lakeshore on Crystal Bay. Dramatic southern views and stunning finishes.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,399,900

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BATHROOMS: 4

$2,589,000

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BERG LARSEN GROUP 6 1 2 - 9 2 5 - 8 4 0 4 | B A R RYA N D C H A D @ B E R G L A R S E N G R O U P. C O M

1 8 4 6 7 N I C K L A U S W A Y EDEN PRAIRIE

1 9 5 4 5 H A M P S H I R E C O U R T CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP

Welcoming Bearpath home highlighted by dramatic ceiling heights, views and craftsmanship.

This phenomenal architect-designed home is sited superbly on 10.7 acres along Credit River.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,495,000

1 8 6 8 8 S T. M E L L I O N P L A C E EDEN PRAIRIE

Richly appointed, light-filled walkout rambler in Bearpath overlooks pond and 11th green.

Creek-side, wooded setting in Bearpath offers incredible spaces, amenities and finishes.

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,595,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,750,000

4 M E R I L A N E EDINA

6 6 0 1 B L A C K F O O T PA S S EDINA

Custom-designed 2-story walkout enjoys 1-plus-acre Rolling Green setting with pond and pool.

Hamptons-inspired Indian Hills property on 2+ private acres. Pool and outdoor fireplace.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$1,295,000

1 8 3 7 0 N I C K L A U S W A Y EDEN PRAIRIE

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 7

$3,199,000

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$3,795,000

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2 5 0 8 E U C L I D P L A C E MINNEAPOLIS

5 2 1 5 G R E E N F A R M S C O U R T EDINA

Rare newer home in East Isles just steps to Lake of the Isles. Fabulous condo alternative.

Extensively remodeled and updated on .5+ acre in Parkwood Knolls. Terrific yard with pool.

BEDROOMS: 3

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$899,000

BATHROOMS: 3

$975,000

1 8 0 5 W. L A K E S T R E E T, # 3 0 2 MINNEAPOLIS

1 3 1 4 M O U N T C U R V E MINNEAPOLIS

Sublime, elevated views overlook Lake Calhoun. Classic in detail with traditional finishes.

Stone and timber architect-designed masterpiece fully retaining its grace and integrity.

BEDROOMS: 3

BEDROOMS: 8

BATHROOMS: 2

$1,650,000

BATHROOMS: 8

$1,795,000

6 5 0 4 S TA U D E R C I R C L E EDINA

1 1 2 2 M O U N T C U R V E MINNEAPOLIS

Outstanding wooded privacy and serene pond views hallmark this stunning contemporary home.

Landmark Lowry Hill Georgian Colonial with rich architectural detail on a generous scale.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,995,000

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BATHROOMS: 7

$2,495,000

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BRUCE BIRKELAND GROUP 6 1 2 - 4 1 4 - 3 9 5 7 | B B I R K E L A N D @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2 8 6 2 J A M E S A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

1 9 4 1 P E N N A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

East Lake of the Isles cottage-style home offers soaring volume and light-filled spaces.

Quintessential midcentury modern on perfect corner lot overlooking Kenwood Park.

BEDROOMS: 3

$925,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,099,900

3 4 2 7 I R V I N G A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

2 5 2 6 T H O M A S A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

Just a block from Lake Calhoun with period accents, rich history and oversize windows.

Renovated Arts and Crafts home. Exquisite period details, modern upgrades and water views.

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,149,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,150,000

4 8 8 8 W. L A K E H A R R I E T PA R K W A Y MINNEAPOLIS

4 2 4 3 F R E M O N T A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

Lake Harriet Mediterranean home with fantastic entertaining spaces, theater and courtyard.

Exceptional home with high-end renovation, luxurious owner’s suite and walls of windows.

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 5

$1,599,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 7

$3,250,000

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7 1 3 N . D R I L L A N E R O A D HOPKINS

7 0 5 N I A G A R A L A N E N . PLYMOUTH

Private 1.3-acre setting abutting Oak Ridge Country Club. Surrounded by mature trees.

Exceptional new construction in high-demand location. Open-concept floor plan and theater.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$999,900

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,050,000

6 2 9 F E R N D A L E R O A D N . ORONO

1 1 5 5 C O V E C I R C L E MINNETRISTA

Exceptional home on sprawling 2+ acres. Spacious owner’s suite, amusement room, wine cellar.

Timeless new construction overlooking Lake Minnetonka with panoramic vistas.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,100,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,450,000

3 5 0 5 C O U N T Y R O A D 4 4 MINNETRISTA

2 5 4 5 H U N T I N G T O N A V E N U E ST. LOUIS PARK

Panoramic Lake Minnetonka views. Soaring volume, amusement room and in-ground pool.

Landmark contemporary estate. World-class finishes, walls of glass, and swimming pool.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 10

$2,495,000

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BATHROOMS: 5

$4,800,000

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5 3 2 4 O L I V E R A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

3 2 2 0 W. C A L H O U N PA R K W A Y MINNEAPOLIS

Farmhouse-inspired new construction with modern, open, sun-filled spaces.

Lake Calhoun penthouse. Industrial-inspired unit with breathtaking lake and skyline views.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 2

$975,000

DAVID AZBILL GROUP

DAVID AZBILL GROUP 612-925-8402 | DAVID@DAVIDAZBILLGROUP.COM

4 2 0 1 D U P O N T A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

9 4 3 1 L I T T L E E L B O W L A K E N . COOK

Landmark Lake Harriet home across from the Rose Garden. Updated features from bygone era.

Quintessential wilderness log cabin on 47 acres with 1,500 feet of pristine shoreline.

BATHROOMS: 4

$995,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 3

$795,000

DAVID AZBILL GROUP

BOB KESSLER AND JOSE KOSAR

612-925-8402 | DAVID@DAVIDAZBILLGROUP.COM

612-386-6148 | RKESSLER@CBBURNET.COM

1 6 4 0 K E N W O O D PA R K W A Y MINNEAPOLIS

3 2 2 B U S H A W A Y R O A D WAYZATA

Exceptional architect-designed twin home with 10-foot ceilings overlooking Kenwood Park.

2014 Charles Cudd custom home in Stonecrest neighborhood. Walkout rambler on 2.18-acre lot.

BEDROOMS: 3

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$849,000

612-925-8402 | DAVID@DAVIDAZBILLGROUP.COM

BEDROOMS: 6

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BATHROOMS: 4

$1,495,000

BEDROOMS: 3+

BATHROOMS: 4

$2,350,000

BOB KESSLER AND JOSE KOSAR

BOB KESSLER AND JOSE KOSAR

612-386-6148 | RKESSLER@CBBURNET.COM

612-386-6148 | RKESSLER@CBBURNET.COM

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4526 DUNIBAR RIDGE ROAD MINNETONKA Impeccably maintained Lecy-built home with open floor plan and west-facing wetland views. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4 $839,900

JULIE M. GREEN

952-994-2609 JMGREEN@CBBURNET.COM

11240 ALAMEDA COURT INVER GROVE HEIGHTS Custom-built family home offers great cook’s kitchen with wine cabinet plus lower-level home theater on nearly 4 acres with pool house, tennis court, and landscaped patios and paths. BEDROOMS: 7

BATHROOMS: 8 $1,995,000

FRAN AND BARB DAVIS

612-925-8408 FDAVIS@CBBURNET.COM 612-554-0994 BJDAVIS@CBBURNET.COM

1482 HUNTER DRIVE MEDINA Your private country club with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, lakeshore, formal ballroom, and acres of serene privacy. BEDROOMS: 8

BATHROOMS: 12 $4,500,000

JODI DEHLI AND MIMI BENDICKSON 612-669-8303 JODIDEHLI@GMAIL.COM 612-695-8321 MMBENDICKSON@CBBURNET.COM

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MICHAEL WILLE, THE WILLE GROUP 6 1 2 - 8 6 0 - 7 0 4 0 | M J W I L L E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1 2 5 W E S T W O O D D R I V E N . GOLDEN VALLEY

2 1 0 8 PA R K L A N D S R O A D ST. LOUIS PARK

Light and open 1-story with newly renovated living room and lower level. 3-stall garage.

Beautifully updated Lake Forest property on private, wooded double lot. Gorgeous gardens.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$949,000

5 3 2 0 B R O O K V I E W A V E N U E EDINA

Custom-built modern home with a warm, light-filled ambiance. Better than new.

Stunning home, gardens and backyard retreat across the street from Arden Park.

BATHROOMS: 4

$949,000

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 4

$995,000

2 7 6 1 D E A N PA R K W A Y MINNEAPOLIS

8 1 7 W E S T W O O D D R I V E S . GOLDEN VALLEY

Impeccably renovated home just steps to 3 Minneapolis lakes. Private backyard.

Exceptional custom home with heated driveway, 4-car garage and incredible amenities.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$619,000

1 8 7 0 5 1 3 T H A V E N U E N . PLYMOUTH

BEDROOMS: 4

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BATHROOMS: 3

$1,099,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,295,000

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1 0 9 8 4 C H A P M A N P O I N T EDEN PRAIRIE

5 7 0 8 V I E W L A N E EDINA

Private wooded views, large lot on cul-de-sac, gorgeous updated kitchen and baths.

Renovated Parkwood Knolls gem. New center-island kitchen. Fabulous master bath. Classic.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$849,000

BATHROOMS: 4

$995,000

DIANE BLOEM

STEVE SCHMITZ

612-801-8105 | DMBLOEM@CBBURNET.COM

952-484-6045 | STEVESCHMITZ@SELLSHOUSES.COM

3 9 1 6 R I C H F I E L D R O A D MINNEAPOLIS

5 8 2 8 L O N G B R A K E T R A I L EDINA

Thoughtfully and completely renovated Linden Hills home located on private 1-way street.

Stately 5,800-square-foot home with .66 acre of privacy walks out to new pool.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,100,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,195,000

DAVID TONNESON

MARYANNE GROBE

612-308-7044 | DITONNESON@CBBURNET.COM

612-308-2090 | MGROBE@CBBURNET.COM

3 4 0 0 I R V I N G A V E N U E S . MINNEAPOLIS

5 7 0 9 V I E W L A N E EDINA

Stately Colonial has lovely finishes and interior and outdoor spaces with views of Lake Calhoun.

Simply lovely classic home in coveted Parkwood Knolls. Edina schools. Main-floor master bedroom.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$1,200,000

BATHROOMS: 4

PRICE UPON REQUEST

LISA PIAZZA

PATTY MORRIS

612-751-0976 | LISA.PIAZZA@CBBURNET.COM

952-292-7125 | PAMORRIS@CBBURNET.COM

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JOHN MCWHITE 6 1 2 - 8 0 5 - 1 5 7 7 | J K M C W H I T E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

4 3 6 2 B R O O K A V E N U E S . ST. LOUIS PARK

3 0 9 J O H N S T R E E T EDINA

This charming Tudor in Browndale Park has been completely updated.

Charming Colonial in Interlachen Park on a very large lot (105 by 175 feet). Many updates throughout.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$724,900

6 8 2 5 G L E A S O N R O A D EDINA

4 9 0 4 E . S U N N Y S L O P E R O A D EDINA This midcentury modern is located in the premier Sunnyslope neighborhood on .5+ acre.

BATHROOMS: 4

$899,900

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 3

$1,395,000

4 2 0 0 O A K D A L E A V E N U E EDINA

5 7 5 K O K E S H F A R M S R O A D ORONO

New construction by Traditions by Donnay in Morningside. Walk to the lakes and 50th & France.

Charming 2-story on premier lot with amazing views. Built in 2001 by Jon Monson and Landschute.

BEDROOMS: 5

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$679,900

Classic red brick Colonial is essentially a new build. Full remodel by MA Peterson. BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 5

$1,495,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,999,900

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9960 DEERBROOK DRIVE CHANHASSEN Simply stunning. This beautiful home has just been updated from pillar to post and sits on 9 acres of park-like surroundings with an in-ground pool and outdoor sport court. BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5 $995,000

ERIC AND SHARLA STAFFORD 952-470-2575 INFO@STAFFORD FAMILYREALTORS.COM

6965 LAKE HARRISON CIRCLE CHANHASSEN Better than new construction, this beautiful home sits on the end of a cul-de-sac on a .95-acre lot. Extremely well-equipped with high-end amenities and luxurious finishes. BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 7 $1,149,000

ERIC AND SHARLA STAFFORD 952-470-2575 INFO@STAFFORD FAMILYREALTORS.COM

3 9 1 9 B AVA R I A R O A D CHASKA Exceptional, one-of-a-kind estate with 270 acres is surrounded by nature and complete privacy. Custom Bruce Bren home next to private lake has the Arboretum as backdrop. BEDROOMS: 8

BATHROOMS: 9 $8,950,000

MIKE STEADMAN AND CINDY REDMOND

612-296-0090 MBSTEADMAN@CBBURNET.COM 612-850-7015 CINDY@CINDYREDMOND.COM

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9 9 8 9 T R A I L S E N D R O A D CHANHASSEN

5 9 5 5 B O U L D E R B R I D G E L A N E SHOREWOOD

Like-new model home on a private setting with a screened-in porch.

Modern architecture and deeded lake access make this pristine home a must-see.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$915,000

KRISTI WEINSTOCK, THE WEINSTOCK GROUP

612-309-8332 | KDWEINSTOCK@CBBURNET.COM

612-309-8332 | KDWEINSTOCK@CBBURNET.COM

5 6 3 5 C O V I N G T O N R O A D SHOREWOOD

2 5 1 T R A P P E R S PA S S CHANHASSEN

Beautiful Humphry-Hardenberg design with wonderful detail and expansive views on 1.7 acres.

Stately walkout in desirable Trappers Pass neighborhood on .67 acre. Minnetonka schools.

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,650,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$619,900

KRISTI WEINSTOCK, THE WEINSTOCK GROUP

JULIE M. GREEN

612-309-8332 | KDWEINSTOCK@CBBURNET.COM

952-994-2609 | JMGREEN@CBBURNET.COM

7 6 6 0 C R I M S O N B A Y R O A D CHANHASSEN

7 3 2 L A K E P O I N T D R I V E CHANHASSEN

Spectacular custom home features estate setting and Lake Minnewashta dock near Arboretum.

Builder’s own superbly crafted water lover’s haven. 136 feet on Lotus Lake. Minnetonka schools.

BEDROOMS: 5

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BRACE HELGESON AND RYAN PLATZKE, HELGESON / PLATZKE REAL ESTATE GROUP 9 5 2 - 9 7 4 - 3 4 6 6 | B H E L G E S O N @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1 0 5 8 2 PA R K E R D R I V E EDEN PRAIRIE

9 4 7 8 R I L E Y L A K E R O A D EDEN PRAIRIE

2013 Lecy rebuild. Designer home with modern finishes and state-of-the-art technology.

Impeccably updated with luxurious finishes throughout. Serene setting with pond views.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$895,000

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,049,000

1 5 4 2 8 B O U L D E R P O I N T E R O A D EDEN PRAIRIE

1 8 8 0 0 M E L R O S E C H A S E EDEN PRAIRIE

Waterfront sanctuary on Red Rock Lake. Incredible landscaping with year-round views.

Urban glam oasis in Bearpath. Indoor sport court, incredible landscaping and fairway views.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,200,000

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,474,900

9 9 8 1 D E E R B R O O K D R I V E CHANHASSEN

1 8 3 5 5 N I C K L A U S W A Y EDEN PRAIRIE

Magnificent 10-plus-acre estate offers resort-like living with Minnesota River Valley views.

Sweeping southeast water views in Bearpath. Stylish finishes and outdoor living spaces.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 6

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,899,000

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BATHROOMS: 8

$1,999,999

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DANIEL AND JULIE DESROCHERS, DESROCHERS REALTY GROUP 6 1 2 - 5 5 4 - 4 7 7 3 | D A N I E L @ D R E A LT Y G . C O M

1 0 3 1 2 M A R Y L A N D A V E N U E N . BROOKLYN PARK

6 8 2 5 K A N E A V E N U E PRIOR LAKE

Lewis Custom Homes 2-story with multi-zoned heating and cooling plus a finished basement.

Gorgeous Arts and Crafts–style 1-story walkout with custom woodwork and gourmet kitchen.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 4

$699,000

7 6 2 1 P R A I R I E G R A S S PA S S PRIOR LAKE

Fabulous, majestic lakefront walkout on a private, wooded peninsula with nearly 20 acres.

Impeccable home with 4 bedrooms and laundry up, gourmet kitchen, and an indoor sport court.

BATHROOMS: 4

$875,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$879,000

2 0 3 7 1 PA N A M A A V E N U E PRIOR LAKE

1 4 4 5 0 N I C O L L E T C O U R T BURNSVILLE

Exquisite 1-level living with hickory floors and 4 fireplaces on nearly 20 acres.

Fantastic, centrally located 1.67-acre commercial lot at the junction of I-35E and I-35W.

BEDROOMS: 4

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8 4 5 0 A LT A A V E N U E INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

BEDROOMS: 5

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BATHROOMS: 4

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$1,500,000

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6 3 0 6 C H A S E W O O D D R I V E EDEN PRAIRIE

6 6 2 1 F I E L D W A Y EDINA

Gorgeous 1-story on a .5-acre lot with 3 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and many built-ins.

Beautiful walkout with a huge, 4-season sunroom, 2 fireplaces and a 3-car garage.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$750,000

BATHROOMS: 6

$787,500

1 0 7 2 1 W AT E R S E D G E L A N E WOODBURY

5 0 2 9 N O B H I L L D R I V E EDINA

Gorgeous, upgraded home with 7 fireplaces, loft, and walkout with theater and wet bar.

Magnificent home with 2 kitchens, a 4-season sunroom and a 5-car garage on a gorgeous lot.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$949,999

BATHROOMS: 6

$1,200,000

3 6 0 1 L E R I V E W A Y CHASKA

2 0 9 7 5 C H A N N E L D R I V E GREENWOOD

Stunning home with stone fireplace, theater, pool and 180 feet of lakeshore on a 1-acre lot.

Gorgeous 5,300-plus-square-foot home with 100 feet of Minnetonka lakeshore on a cul-de-sac.

BEDROOMS: 6

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,350,000

COLDWELL BANKER BURNET DISTINCTIVE HOMES®

BATHROOMS: 5

$2,500,000

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DANIEL AND JULIE DESROCHERS, DESROCHERS REALTY GROUP 6 1 2 - 5 5 4 - 4 7 7 3 | D A N I E L @ D R E A LT Y G . C O M

1 7 0 5 S . S H O R E D R I V E LUCK, WISCONSIN

7 3 8 R E G A L R I D G E C I R C L E HUDSON, WISCONSIN

Custom-designed 2-story on Big Butternut Lake with gourmet kitchen, lake views and dock.

1-story walkout with main-floor master, 3 fireplaces and a 6-car garage on 2 acres.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$550,000

2 4 0 3 7 C O U N T Y R O A D X SHELL LAKE, WISCONSIN

Turnkey 36-acre professional horse farm with fantastic home and great outbuildings.

Beautiful log home with 2 master suites privately nestled on 40 acres with great views.

BATHROOMS: 5

$695,000

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 4

$774,900

2 7 7 5 8 L E E F R O A D WEBSTER, WISCONSIN

W 7 3 0 0 B E C H E R E R D R I V E MINONG, WISCONSIN

Luxury living on Sand Lake with billiards room, spa room, lake views and a dock.

Outstanding home on Horseshoe Lake with 4 fireplaces and a babbling brook on 16 acres.

BEDROOMS: 5

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2 3 4 ½ A V E N U E CLAY TON, WISCONSIN

BEDROOMS: 3

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BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

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1 8 6 9 5 L E G E N D S C L U B C I R C L E CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP Custom 1-story walkout on Legends

2 5 3 5 1 W I L L O W C O U R T NEW PRAGUE

Golf Course with a 4-plus-car garage on 1.95 acres.

Country estate with 155 feet of lakeshore on .76 acre. Great room and gourmet kitchen.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 4

$699,000

9 8 4 6 T O W E R I N G O A K S C U R V E CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP Breathtaking 8,000-plus-square-foot

BATHROOMS: 6

$799,900

1 8 8 9 6 B R O O K W O O D R O A D CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP

walkout with a large chef’s kitchen on nearly 5 acres.

Amazing 9,500-plus-foot custom home on Legends Golf Course. Theater and indoor sport court.

BEDROOMS: 5

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,125,000

8 9 8 5 L E G E N D S C L U B D R I V E CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP Picturesque 8,700-plus-square-foot home

BATHROOMS: 7

$1,649,000

9 1 3 0 1 9 5 T H S T R E E T E . CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP

on Legends Golf Course with an indoor sport court.

Unbelievable 9,000-plus-square-foot custom home with guesthouse, pool, tennis court and more.

BEDROOMS: 4

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 5

$1,790,000

COLDWELL BANKER BURNET DISTINCTIVE HOMES®

BATHROOMS: 8

$2,200,000

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Polo in White! Imagine yourself dining with friends

An exciting day that dazzles the senses & entertains all.

all dressed in white under the starry, starry sky.

Come for the sun and the thrill of live polo.

Enjoy our fashion show, flowers & horses in white;

Enjoy fine arts, sensational silent & live auctions.

dance to award winning vocalists all night.

Play games & raffles. Join our hat parade.

Revel in dancers, gymnasts, acrobats & more!

See our classic, exotic and racecar show.

Pre-order fine food & wines by CRAVE,

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all with the exhilarating excitement of live polo!

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Advertisers Index 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance, 252

Grandma’s Restaurant Company, 257

Nancy Norling, DDS, 49

2nd Shade, 236

Hage Homes, 12–13

Nash Frame Design, 126

44 North Boutique, 206

Hagstrom Builders, 37

Nob Hill, 225

6Smith, 267

Heidi McKeown, 104

Nor-Son, 8–9

Abitare Design Studio, 67

Heinrich + Schultz, 55

North Dakota Tourism, 29

Accounting Resource Group, 198

Hendel Homes, 23

Onyx Edina, 6–7

Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis, 25

Hennepin Theatre Trust, 126

Parasole Restaurant Holdings, 51

All Seasons Fireplace, 223

Hewing Hotel, 82

Pazzaluna, 109

ALL, Inc., 56

Highmark, Inc., 66

Pink Wealth Management Group, 62

Ampersand Shops, 70

HighTower Advisors, 99

Polo for Philanthropy, 196

Amsum & Ash, 16–17

IDC Automatic, 210

Porsche of Minneapolis, 4–5

Antique Barnwood Reclaimers, 224

Indulge & Bloom, 199

Prestige Pools, 67

Art Resources Gallery, 80

International Market Square, 10–11

Prestige Wine & Spirits Group, 79

Artful Living Digital, 253

inVision Distinctive Eyewear, 146

Private Jet Solutions, 113

Artisan Home Tour, 81

Ispiri, 63

Pure Design Environments, 266

Aulik & Associates, 215, 217

Jaguar of Minneapolis, 19

Puustelli, 281

Beautifeye Cosmetic Clinic, 107

JB Hudson Jewelers, 2–3

R.F. Moeller Jeweler, 72

Belle Kitchen, 200

JJ Orion, 231

Rabbit Creek, 71

BET Vodka, 204

John Kraemer & Sons,

Ramsey Engler Ltd., 273

Blue Plate Restaurant Company, 87

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ResTech Systems, 286

Bluefin Bay, 90

Joseph Donovan, 55

reVamp! Salon Spa, 109

Borton Overseas, 99

Juut Salonspa, 101

Robinson Lighting, 78

Borton Volvo, 282

Kaskaid Hospitality, 38, 217

Royal Building Products, 216

Brightwater Clothing & Gear, 104

KDR Designer Showrooms, 108

Sanctuary Salonspa, 205

Bruce Kading Interior Design, 247

Keenan & Sveiven Landscape

Scheherazade, 48

Calhoun Beach Club, 62

Architecture, 215

Southview Design, 238

Charles Cudd Co., 35

Kolbe Windows & Doors, 211

Spell Estate, 206

Charles R. Stinson Architecture

Korta Katarina, 92

Stained Glass Studio, 223

Kowalski’s Markets, 268

Stonewood, 14–15

Charlie & Co. Design, 210

Kroiss Development, 248

Streeter & Associates, 33

Citizen’s One, 42

Kyle Hunt & Partners, 91

Sun Control, 247

City Homes, 78

Land Rover of Minneapolis,

Susan Hoffman Interior Designs, 225

+ Design, 12–13

Coldwell Banker Burnet, 148–195

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Swan Architecture, 274

Contract Flooring, 230

Lecy Bros. Homes & Remodeling, 147

Talla Skogmo Interior Design, 230

Crutchfield Dermatology, 27

LiLu Interiors, 81

The Sitting Room, 80

David Heide Design Studio, 100

Luther Luxury Auto, 18

The Wille Group, 53

Deer Hill Preserve, 39

Mahogany Bay, 237

Top Shelf, Inc., 273

Denali Custom Homes, 229

Maison Kitchen & Bath, 283

Total Luxury Limousine, 90

Eminent Interior Design, 286

Market Street Dermatology, 146

Twist Interior Design, 205

Erickson Outdoor Lighting, 127

Martha O’Hara Interiors, 40

U.S. Bank Visa FlexPerks, 114, 144

Erotas Building Corporation, 100

Martin Patrick 3, 20

Union Place, Home Entertainment

Eskuche Design, 253

Max’s, 237

Executive Health Care, 71

Mercy Restaurant, 59

Urban Eatery, 109

Fantasia Showrooms, 87

Mingle Showroom, 14–15

Valcucine, 31

Feldmann Imports, 21

Minneapolis Club, 246

Vujovich Design Build, 287

Gabbert’s Design Studio

Minnesota Bank & Trust, 110

Warners’ Stellian, 22

Minnetonka Travel, 59

Westin Edina Galleria, 98

Muska Lighting, 110

Wixon Jewelers, back cover

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What You Can Get THESE REMARKABLE PROPERTIES PROVIDE THE PERFECT CURE FOR CABIN FEVER. B Y K AT E N E L S O N

Lakeside Luxury 15298 GILLY LANE, PARK RAPIDS $4,950,000 Set on nearly five acres with an enviable 346 feet of swimming frontage on Potato Lake, this 12,490-square-foot manse has it all: gourmet kitchen, indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym and more. The four-bedroom, eight-bathroom abode is the definition of cabin chic. realestateparkrapids.com

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Historic Farmstead 1674 STATE ROAD 87 ST. CROIX FALLS, WISCONSIN $2,700,000 Just an hour from the Twin Cities, Big Rock Creek Farm is available for the first time in more than a century. Its 925 acres offer a lake, a creek, trout ponds, the original 1880 barn, a clubhouse, a rustic cabin and a modern caretaker home. It truly is a farm of one’s own. oflannigan.com

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Nature Retreat 19414 MYNSTER SPRINGS ROAD COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA $2,999,900 This 6,213-square-foot log home and its accompanying guest lodge both feature their own chef’s kitchen, wood-burning fireplace and stunning master suite. Oenophiles will love the hidden wine cellar, while auto aficionados will dig the 14-stall garage. The views across the 100-acre property are simply unparalleled. npdodge.com

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Nautical by Nature SWAN ARCHITECTURE INFUSES A CEDAR POINT RESIDENCE WITH SCENIC WHIMSY.

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Any Northerner knows that Minnesota’s many lakes make for an abundance of waterfront homes with striking views. But when architect Andrea Swan walked the perimeter of this property on Wayzata Bay’s Cedar Point, she knew the peninsula was undeniably distinctive. “I fell in love with the lot instantly,” she says. “Because it extends into Wayzata Bay, the clients wanted to maximize the 360-degree views of Lake Minnetonka. The peninsula is long and linear, so I knew that the residence would be highly visible from every angle. Our objective was to craft a home with as much glass — and therefore as many scenic vantage points — as possible, but it was also crucial that we retained the clients’ privacy.” Swan aimed to preserve the timeless ethos of a Shingle-style home while infusing it with her trademark subtle detailing. As such, the abode reads as a master class in tasteful nautical style — think luxe Chris-Craft textures, custom tiling and mother-of-pearl finishes. For the exterior shingles, Swan worked with Streeter & Associates to integrate a variety of exposures, shapes and patterns. Inside, the fireplace’s exquisite custom mosaic echoes this aesthetic. The residence features unexpected elements that inspire and delight. For the stairway railings, artisan Carter Averbeck employed a unique rope detailing to continue the nautical theme. The master suite has hidden-access doors to a safe room, which in turn leads outside for a quick getaway. The main-level bathroom is centered around a luxurious hot tub with water sources spiraling down from the ceiling. And mirrors placed in front of windows swivel and glide on tracks, a detail designed by Swan, to reveal lake views when not in use. The clients longed for a prominent wraparound deck, a logical desire for a property with such incredible vistas and a grade that naturally dips on two sides. The close proximity to the lake allowed Swan to map that vision onto the main level rather than the lower level. “In fact, the main level can be completely navigated via the deck,” she adds. “It feels as if you’re in the most beautiful cruise ship you’ve ever experienced. When you’re in the home, you cannot even see land. It truly seems as if you’re cruising out on Lake Minnetonka.” The synthesis of scenery, style and whimsy resulted in one of Swan’s most stunning residential projects to date. The clients worked closely with her throughout the process, noting that she “shifted from architect to project manager to confidant and friend. Every important decision we made was as a team to ensure that the end product was spectacular — which it is.”

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Every home has a story.

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The Vision: Exceptional details to frame exquisite views.

“The key thing for us with Kolbe was that they were the only window manufacturer that we could find to actually provide all the different kinds of windows and doors we needed in this house.� Brian Haas, Homeowner

This one-of-a-kind, Frank Lloyd Wright-style home features cantilevered roofs and a true integration of interior and exterior. All of the windows and doors needed to be custom in order to meet the architectural requirements of the structure. The build required meticulous measurements of all of the openings to figure out how to exactly align doors, windows, and divided lites. Only Kolbe could provide the exceptional attention to detail that helped make this residence extraordinary.

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Contact the experts at Kolbe Gallery Twin Cities for a personal design consultation to help bring your vision to life. Our extensive showroom and expert staff will help you select the right Kolbe products for your home.


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Pure Wizardry INTERIOR DESIGNER JAQUE BETHKE BRINGS HER SIGNATURE STYLE TO GLITTERING DESTINATIONS ACROSS AMERICA. BY MELINDA NELSON

When Las Vegas impresario Steve Wynn decided to create a dazzling new restaurant at his namesake resort and casino several years ago, he called upon Jaque Bethke. As one of the in-house interior designers, she was on his speed dial — and his wavelength. As Wynn shared the blueprints for a concept infusing fine dining with theater, Bethke was already conjuring up the experience in her imagination. When Switch opened, crowds gathered outside night after night to watch as sparkling 18-foot chandeliers, exquisite hand-painted walls and even the ceilings changed every 20 minutes, each backdrop more fabulous than the last. As is the fashion in Las Vegas, Switch eventually gave way to another dining concept. Then, during the economic downturn, Bethke found herself without a job. Turning her signature wizardry to her own career, she decided to switch things up. She gathered her portfolio of glamorous lounges, nightclubs and other luxe environments and moved back to the Twin Cities, where she’s always had a home. Imagining a full-service residential and commercial design/construction firm with offices in Minnesota and Arizona, she launched Pure Design Environments with her daughter, Cassandra.

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“We’ve proven to be quite the team,” Jaque notes. “I’m the kite, and Cassandra is the string. I’m the dreamer, and she’s the constant. Working together with our team, we’ve been so fortunate to build rewarding relationships with our clients, create beautiful environments, win industry awards and grow.” Jaque divides her time between her Eden Prairie studio/showroom and her Scottsdale office, where she designs custom homes in Desert Mountain and other luxury communities. “I spent much of my childhood in Flagstaff, so the Southwest has always been in my soul,” she says. “My work has taken me to amazing places all over the world, but I’ve never found anywhere more beautiful than Arizona, with its magnificent mountains, sapphire skies and sensuous sunsets. Because of my deep connection to the outdoors, I love bringing the energy, passion and colors of nature into my designs.” She also brings a playful sense of humor to her work. When she meets with new clients, she invites them to be completely honest. “If a couple tells me they’re hoping their new home will be a place for fun and romance, I’m thrilled, because I know exactly how to make it happen,” she explains. “Balancing natural light and energy with architectural detailing, lighting, fabrics and furnishings, I love designing homes where people can relax and be real.” Her commercial work is similarly infused with a sense of authenticity. When Tesla opened its first Los Angeles dealership, the automaker wanted to make a dramatic statement about the value of electric cars. It found a location at one of the busiest intersections in town and engaged Jaque to collaborate on the interiors. “The challenge was to create a sexy yet streamlined environment to reflect the efficiency of the Tesla brand,” she says. “Using bold lighting in bright colors, we created an eye-catching space that allowed the cars to be the star of the show.” And because Jaque’s vivid imagination knows no bounds, she’s constantly dreaming up new projects, like designing a line of luxury furniture and producing a coffee-table book. “I find inspiration in everything, so I keep coming up with new ideas,” she notes. “And, with so many wonderful people in my life, I believe the best is yet to come!”


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The famed Glensheen estate wasn’t the only manse that Duluth mining magnate Chester Congdon built. Just steps to the north, he constructed two lavish homes for his children as a way to provide employment for the city’s laborers in a lagging economy. Minnesota businessman and philanthropist Lee Anderson and his wife, Penny, own both properties and have given them the polish they deserve. A summer’s afternoon spent at Lochmoor, the 1929 English Tudor that Congdon built for daughter Marjorie, is like visiting another era. An oval cobblestone drive leads to the front door. It in turn opens to a great hall revealing the stunning view of Lake Superior across the sloping lawn. To the left sits the dining room, which is large enough to hold both a long table and a more intimate round table in the bay window overlooking the water. Interior designer Marie Meko brightened the space with English-style wallpaper punctuated by antiqued mirrors that reflect Superior’s changing moods. To the right is the grand salon, whose warm pine paneling was brought back from England, a common practice at the time. A linen-fold wooden wall, originally designed to hold an organ, opens to the cozy, wood-paneled library. The generous screen porch was refurbished and today is complemented by a new fireplace (complete with antique Tuscan surround), trellis, pool and walkway. It’s easy to see how the mansion served as a bed and breakfast for nearly 20 years before the Andersons acquired it in 2003. It features seven bedrooms, even after several small ones were converted to other uses. The master suite, which enjoys southern exposure, includes the original fireplace, marble bathroom, coffee area, and charming second-floor porch with wall murals and casement windows. Every space — from the wine cellar and rathskeller in the basement to Lee’s second-floor office to the dormered bedrooms on the third level — has been refurbished with meticulous attention to detail.

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The biggest undertaking? The kitchen, which was reconfigured with the help of Duluth architect Randy Bloomquist to encompass the former kitchen, pantry, servants’ dining room and porch. Meko gave it a country French look, complete with a straw ceiling and antiqued beams. Outside, a walled garden with a sundial completes the English Tudor aesthetic. Throughout, the Andersons kept much of Lochmoor’s original features, reusing dragonhead chrome legs for a bathroom sink here, reinterpreting the chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder room there. “We really tried to preserve everything without turning the house into a museum,” Meko notes. The Andersons are spending more and more time at Lochmoor, though their primary residences are elsewhere. They enjoy the beauty of the native stone exterior and the intricate woodcarving inside — as well as the exhilarating view of Lake Superior and the “natural entertainment” of the wildlife passing by. “We’ve been very happy here,” says Lee.

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Inspired by the great Pacific Northwest logging lodges of yesteryear, this executive retreat on Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion is the perfect balance of elegance and masculinity. It was designed by architect Jack Smuckler of Smuckler Architectural Custom Homes back in 2008. Before putting pen to paper, he spent time walking the large site. “The lot, which is situated on a peninsula, was full of majestic pine trees,” he notes. “I envisioned clearing out only what we needed so as to preserve as much of the natural beauty as possible.” Smuckler’s vision for the 10,000-square-foot home? Sweeping proportions with generous windows to maximize the panoramic water views. In keeping with the classic lodge ethos, he used rough-hewn wood beams, real stone and fine cherry-wood finishes throughout the residence. Smuckler also called for a below-grade, barrel-vaulted wine cellar to be dynamited into the solid-rock ground. And the circular staircase he designed creates a gradual, graceful transition between floors, stretching all the way up to the third-level stair tower sitting room with its breathtaking vistas of the lake and lush countryside.

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That design was brought to life by Darsi Floersch of Martha O’Hara Interiors, who collaborated closely with builder Craig Voth on the unique property. The work was completed in several phases over the span of eight years. Floersch traveled to the site frequently during that time, getting to know the client’s personality little by little. “This is somebody who is very successful, but he has a casual style — he’s more comfortable in jeans and boots than a suit and tie,” she says. “That insight helped us create something he would really love.” She achieved balance by mixing polished finishes with bold, raw materials. In the majestic great room, for instance, the dark wood paneling and stately ceiling both feature interlocking wood beams. Other rustic elements include honed-stone flooring, a massive reclaimed wood beam and a towering, rough-cut fireplace wall. Floersch collaborated with local artisans to craft a number of fixtures, including the fireplace and six-foot iron chandelier. The theme of contrast continues with the furnishings. Floersch and her colleague Tracie West Irving went with an eclectic mix: Plush velvets and exquisite wools coexist alongside leather and hair-on hide. The scale is large yet casual and inviting. The home’s floor plan draws guests from room to room. Every space is comfortable and functional no matter the size of the party, with flexible nooks perfect for reading, quiet conversations or a game of chess.

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The tower turret room channels a classic men’s club, contrasting velvet upholstery with iron railings. It’s the perfect setting for a post-hunt snifter of brandy or a quiet evening of finding favorite constellations through the mounted telescope. Floersch designed the elegant ceiling molding detail to echo Smuckler’s circular staircase. It’s in the lovely full dining room that Floersch introduced some softness, with light-colored wall panels and a creamy birch wallpaper. Even so, this lightness is balanced by custom ironwork and dark woods, including a hefty table topped by a hardy slab of ash wood — an exercise in perfectly harmonious extremes.

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AULIK & ASSOCIATES Gary Aulik, owner

How to get inspired: Listening — that is how our design team is inspired. For more than 35 years, we have been making our clients’ dreams come true. Every time we think we’ve realized every dream, another one awakens.

Trend you’re over: When it comes to recreation and leisure, we doubt that there is anything we are “over.” Our clients have asked for such a variety of solutions. From gaming rooms to wine cellars, from lake homes to ski homes, anything goes.

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Most memorable project: The projects that give us the

right the first time. Whether contemplating a lake home, sewing center or pool, we recommend that the appropriate time be taken to fully evaluate the program best suited to fulfill all needs. This may require considering several options. Often we will pick the best elements within each scheme and weave them together to make the right fit.

A classic that will never go out of style: Great outdoor

spaces. Connecting the interior of your home to the exterior is as important as creating a beautiful and functional kitchen.

Trend you love: Many of our clients love to golf. Indoor golf

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greatest joy are the ones our clients brag about: “The golf simulator has taken eight strokes off my game!” “We just love the view from our boathouse! It feels like you’re on the water.” “I can’t wait to get back to Snowmass, Colorado. We love our lifestyle there.”

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Listening carefully to what makes people happy. Working closely to provide as many options as is practical early in the process. Thoughtfully refining the solution to meet all the requirements. Rinse and repeat. Your company’s trademark: The Aulik team is best known

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How to get inspired: Our inspiration comes from engaging with our clients to understand what their expectations and dreams are, then using our combined talents and experience to creatively develop those ideas and dreams into reality. Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: The use

of oversize windows that bring light into and through spaces, complemented by the beauty of higher ceilings.

A classic that will never go out of style: A new home

design that follows the principles of good architecture. Correct proportions and scale will never go out of style.

Trend you love: I see a desire by clients to “right size” and

“amenitize,” which basically means not designing and building unused or unnecessary rooms and ensuring that each space has exceptional design and finish.

Trend you’re over: I see a trend away from formal detached rooms toward more open but well-defined spaces for a more informal lifestyle. Most memorable project: Our most memorable new home projects are when our clients are the most effusively delighted. They will often write a letter describing their experience and recognize our team members for doing an exceptional job in helping them realize their dreams.

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Understanding the principles of good design. A space that is beautifully and intelligently designed will enhance the lives of the people who live there. It becomes their own retreat from the rigors of daily life — their sanctuary, their paradise.

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EROTAS BUILDING CORPORATION Tom Hendrickson, owner and president How to get inspired: We are fortunate to have technology at our fingertips. Houzz, Instagram and Pinterest allow us to see all our ideas in color. Dig into your passions and think about the activities you enjoy most. Visualize yourself doing these activities in your new home then bring your thoughts, ideas and dreams to your building team. We can make it happen. Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: Creating

gathering spaces for family and friends to share. Whether it’s a game room, hearth room or outdoor kitchen, it should be a space to relax, laugh and enjoy life.

A classic that will never go out of style: Outdoor spaces, including decks, screen porches, fire features and more. Because life can be very busy, creating communal spaces is important for connecting and de-stressing, and being in nature has a calming effect. Trend you love: We are seeing pizza ovens added to outdoor kitchens as a way of bringing family and friends together for an activity everyone can enjoy.

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Trend you’re over: Spaces that are designated for specific recreational purposes that never get used. It’s important to create comfortable spaces that encourage gathering. Most memorable project: We crafted an outdoor oasis for

a client to create lasting, multigenerational memories. With an outdoor kitchen/grill area adjacent to a pool with fountain and nearby lockers and showers with a beautiful lawn area for games, there’s something for everyone.

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: We work with every client to listen to their needs, wishes and dreams. Every client’s definition of “paradise” is different. Collaborating with the architect and interior designer is important in creating spaces that bring homeowners joy. Your company’s trademark: We’ve been fortunate to be

building quality homes for amazing clients for 25 years. We listen, develop a team of extremely talented professionals, and deliver an outstanding experience of respect and honesty. We truly care about you and the joy your home brings.


HIGHMARK, INC. Kristen Schammel, interior designer How to get inspired: When designing recreation and leisure spaces for clients, I listen to their needs and really dive into what they desire. Do they have children that will enjoy the space or extended family who visit? Was a past vacation so significant that they felt the need to create that within their own home? Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: Adding

accent lighting in any recreational space gives the opportunity to create different moods, with options to change lens colors, highlight certain features, or dim or brighten up spaces depending on the activity level and time of day.

A classic that will never go out of style: Bringing the

outdoors inside. Adding a scenic door that lets you open up your interior space to the exterior elements of your house is a spectacular feature.

Trend you love: Exercise rooms with sauna units. In this day

and age, people are so busy with everyday life that being able to take time for yourself is extremely important. Why not create a private place to enjoy therapeutic recreation within your own home?

Trend you’re over: Indoor movie-theater spaces. I understand the need for a place for television watching, but I don’t think that designating a part of the home is necessary, unless you have the extra space or a love for films. Most memorable project: A lake home that truly was

designed to please everyone in the family. We incorporated a scenic door from the family room to a large dining space that lead out to the patio with views of the lake. Out on the patio was a large stone fireplace with a pergola, swimming pool and plenty of space for lounging. Inside, a large sport court was created for the kids to enjoy, along with a swim spa, water treadmill and exercise room. A golf simulator room was designed for the golfer in the family; the screen can also be used for movie watching, so stadium seating was incorporated. A lower-level bar and game area was established for entertaining family and friends as well.

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Creating an at-home paradise is about balancing one’s mind and soul. The home is a place to relax, regroup and re-energize. Your company’s trademark: We aren’t just builders; we want to inspire our homeowners and enable them to create their own dream.

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How to get inspired: Visit family and friends. Take notice of their space and how it is used. Take photos and catalog ideas you like.

Trend you’re over: Sport courts under the garage. Today’s designs are much more adaptable, allowing for other uses in the future and open access to backyard activities.

Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: Quality

Most memorable project: A major renovation of a dated lake

materials can make an immense difference, not only visually but in terms of sustainability.

A classic that will never go out of style: Outdoor kitchens

home. We transformed the main level to bring the outdoors in, with lots of windows and an expansive door system in the great room, including a Phantom screen. There is a view of the lake from every room.

Trend you love: Expansive openings to the outdoors with

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Design and creativity are key to crafting a space that is comfortable, functional and great for entertaining.

and entertaining spaces, whether a deck, patio or porch with a built-in grill, bar/beverage area, fire pit and sitting area.

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DENALI CUSTOM HOMES David Bieker, president and founder

How to get inspired: In the early stages of project planning, think about the types of leisure activities you enjoy outside the home and which of those activities could be enjoyed more often if they were a part of your home environment. If you have an active family involved in sports, an indoor sport court is a consideration for the long Minnesota winters. If you are an avid golfer, a golf simulator or putting green is something to explore. Single upgrade that makes a huge impact: Pools

are becoming very popular again. They have a big impact on connecting the indoors to the outdoor living environment.

A classic that will never go out of style: Theater rooms

were all the rage 10 years ago. Today, they have transformed into open spaces that interact with the lower-level entertaining spaces.

Trend you love: Swimming pools really encourage friends and family gatherings all summer long. They are the perfect backdrop for any event.

Trend you’re over: Recreation and leisure are very unique to each homeowner, and we strive to meet any specialized needs our clients have. We embrace trends and discuss the pros and cons up front to determine the features that will work best. Most memorable project: Our most memorable project has to be Palmer Pointe on Lake Minnetonka. It is resort-style living that embraces the lake and is enhanced by an infinity pool, a Phantom-screened pool house, a lakeside putting green and no fewer than five outdoor fireplace gathering spaces.

Secret to creating an at-home paradise: Knowing what is really important to your family, who you are, how you live and what you enjoy most in your leisure time. Sharing your unique desires with your builder to create a home environment that engages your spirit and creates a place where family and friends love to be. Your company’s trademark: Our trademark is uniquely

different homes. No two will ever be alike, because each project is based on the unique needs and personality of each homeowner.

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Heading north to Alaska’s Waterfall Resort is no ordinary fishing trip. The legendary spot is on many an angler’s bucket list. And for good reason: The former salmon cannery turned sport-fishing lodge, a 52-acre property set amid Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island, has been the top place to chase the elusive king for nearly four decades. The story begins in 1912, when the historic Waterfall Cannery opened its doors. It survived Prohibition, a labor strike and changing ownership before business began booming. The facilities expanded and operations grew over the next several decades before the cannery ultimately shuttered its doors in 1969. The property sat unused for the next 15 years, until it was eventually converted into a sport-fishing lodge. In 1980, the Waterfall Group (based in nearby Ketchikan) took ownership and began the restoration process. Today, the original clapboard buildings are in full use. What was once an office with crew quarters above has become the general store and lodge rooms. Additional crew housing has been converted into a village of waterfront cabins. And the Egg House, the former site of the bustling roe-processing operations, today serves as Waterfall’s premium suites. The only way to get there is by floatplane. And the all-inclusive adventure begins quite literally the second you disembark. In a whirlwind assembly line of sorts, you get your rain gear, your license and your king salmon tag — and off you go. Each boat holds one experienced guide and just four fishers, making for a superb ratio. Novices quickly learn the rules of the water. The silvers put on a spectacular show, leaping into the air while on the line. The large, flat halibut are like reeling in a barn door. And there’s nothing quite like hooking a king, watching your line run out and having to battle the beast into the boat. Back at home base, the fish are weighed and the bragging rights confirmed. Anglers swap stories at dinner, a convivial affair featuring irresistible cuisine from Dungeness crab to filet mignon to elk tenderloin. The fish tales continue at the Lagoon Saloon, then it’s time to hit the hay to start all over again the next day. Best of all, you get to take a part of the experience with you. Your daily bounty is immediately processed, flash frozen, vacuum packed and placed in a wet-lock box that gets checked as luggage on your flight home. Months later, you’ll still be serving wild Alaskan salmon you caught yourself — that is, if you can practice some restraint and ration it out along the way. The stories, on the other hand, are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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How do you end up with one of Minnesota’s most magnificent boathouses? It’s simple: just start with a marina. Construction magnate and philanthropist Lee Anderson had little interest in buying the marina next door to the Nisswa Lake property his family has owned for 75 years. That is, until he heard it might fall into the hands of a condo developer. He purchased and operated the marina for several years before it was eventually sold and moved — clearing the way for his Adirondack-style boat palace to be built at water’s edge. Stout, bark-covered cedar trunks stand sentry at its entrances. Inside, stately cedars (hollowed out to hide structural steel) support the lofty ceiling. And in the octagonal great room of the adjoining guest quarters, branching limbs serving as the railing of an open staircase look like something straight out of Harry Potter.

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The most impressive use of wood, however, is in the gleaming mahogany boats that can be rolled in and out of the structure on an automated cable-track system. Like the space itself, these vessels are anything but ordinary. “Most people who are knowledgeable about classic boats would tell you this is the finest collection in the country,” Anderson notes. Many of the 40-plus boats were crafted before World War II. Several are notable for their builders, greats like John Hacker and Gar Wood. Some are distinguished by the celebrity of their owners, icons like media mogul William Randolph Hearst and musician Guy Lombardo. More than a few stand out for their racing prowess. Six have competed in the most venerable of motor-sport competitions, the prestigious Gold Cup races, with a total of eight victories among them. Anderson’s most recent — and most valuable — acquisition, a gentleman’s runabout named Baby Bootlegger, won back-to-back titles in 1924 and 1925. But Anderson reserves the title of most magnificent boat for Lockpat II, a sleekly curved, 40-foot stunner that is considered one of Hacker’s masterpieces. No idle beauty, it was designed to achieve speeds of more than 60 mph. All of the classic boats are in full operating condition and are rotated in and out of the boathouse. As spacious as the structure is, it’s still not large enough to shelter the entire collection. At any given time, more than half the vessels are on display across the road in an even larger museum.

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The waiting room at St. Lambert Lock in Montreal looks out at a quarter mile of chain-link fence, six security camera towers, a blaze-orange derrick and a guardhouse. There, three armed men stare at a 750-foot stretch of placid, blue-green water waiting to lift 33,000-ton freighters up along the St. Lawrence Seaway. The lock is part of the oldest, most traveled inland waterway in America, a 2,300-mile corridor that connects the Atlantic Ocean with all five Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Since deep-draft navigation opened on the St. Lawrence in 1959, more than 2.5 billion tons of cargo, worth some $375 billion, have traversed the seaway. I’d been waiting 20 minutes for my ride — a 740-foot freighter called the Algoma Equinox. The Equinox traverses the St. Lawrence and four Great Lakes twice a month, transporting iron ore west and grain back east. Like many freighters around the world, it also occasionally carries people. Travelers willing to take the slow boat get a private cabin, three meals a day and shore leave wherever the ship loads, unloads or stops at a lock. After picking me up in Montreal, the Equinox’s captain, Ross Armstrong, told me the ship would cross Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and Superior, and drop me in Thunder Bay, Ontario — six hours north of Duluth. The trip would take six days.

Three crew members lowered a steel gangplank onto the parking-lot curb, and I dragged my roller bag onto the ship. The Equinox is almost the exact size of New York City’s 60-story Carnegie Hall Tower leaned over on its side. The long, blue hull floated just a few feet above the water, weighed down by 33,000 tons of iron-ore pellets in the cargo holds. All three crew members wore coveralls and hard hats. One, from Newfoundland, introduced himself as Tony. He looked like a Tony, with a bushy black mustache, pudgy cheeks and curly black hair. “You’ll be in the owner’s cabin,” he said. “Better hurry up; supper’s almost over.” It was 5 p.m. on a warm June day. The sun was still high overhead, and the air smelled like river water and algae. Fluorescent lights gave the interior of the ship a pale blue hue. The halls were timeless in a way that any steel room, like a prison cell, is timeless. My cabin was on the third floor, starboard side. It was surprisingly large. The queen-size bed could have been transplanted from a Comfort Inn. The separate sitting area had a chipboard desk and a mini fridge, and there was an en-suite bathroom by the foot of the bed. The walls were covered with white plastic panels. The curtains were a kind of shiny plastic I had never seen before. Behind them, two oversize portholes looked out on a constantly moving scene.

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I dropped my bags and headed straight to the mess hall. It was empty, something that appeared to please the cook, Mike Newell. The two-room dining area and kitchen were his domain, though it seemed as if he would trade the keys for a plane ticket home. For a man who openly hated his job, Newell cooked a hearty meal. The first night’s menu: chicken curry, rice, steaks, spaghetti, meatballs, short ribs, steamed veggies, salad, pie, and a choice of a dozen nonalcoholic juices and drinks. Newell self-flagellated with a dishtowel as he told me about riding lakers. He was 62 and had been sailing for 41 years. He had cloudy blue eyes and gray hair and opened his shirt a couple of buttons lower than other crew members. He was a mate once. He was an ordinary seaman who worked the decks, too. He was laid off, rehired, laid off again. In the old days, he said, the mess hall was crowded 24 hours a day. Sailors played cards, gambled, got drunk and got into knife fights. Ex-cons, Hells Angels, mental patients and gang members hiding from the law worked there. Every now and then, one would disappear over the rail in the middle of the night. There was such a demand for labor that if someone was fired, he’d be hired the next day by a competitor. When Newell reached 25 years of service, the company gave him a clock mounted on a brass helm. He responded, “You should have given me a Congressional Medal of Honor for surviving!” Newell was still talking an hour later when I slipped out of the mess hall to catch the sunset. Armstrong gave me permission to roam the ship as long as I wore a hard hat outside — and didn’t fall overboard. The sun was still above the treetops, and silhouetted skyscrapers in downtown Montreal 10 miles northeast looked like penciled-in shadows. The 9,400-horsepower engine vibrated the deck and every surface as the ship motored toward Lac St.-Louis. A rain shower hit, carried by a ferocious wind. Five minutes later, it passed, and the evening sun hammered the deck. I had never moved this slowly as a passenger and wondered if I would lose my mind with boredom in the next six days. But the pace was meditative, too. From the 75-foot-tall wheelhouse, you notice things onshore you would typically miss in a car, train or plane: kids playing lacrosse in a dried-up hockey rink, a teenager peeking into his neighbors’ windows with a drone, a red fox hunching his back and relieving himself on a beautifully manicured lawn. The canal opened into Lac St.-Louis, where it was nearly four miles wide, then narrowed again near Île Perrot. We were 300 miles due north of New York City and on the same latitude as Portland, Oregon. Elms and cottonwood bent in the breeze, casting shadowy fingers onto the water. White cedar and ash grew close to the river, where 350,000 cubic feet of water passed every second. Moraines and gentle drumlins rose and fell along the riverside, creating miniature highlands shrouded in red oak and sugar maple. In between, peat bogs were laced with the skeletons of fallen trees. Two riders on a bike path lining the dike left us in the dust. I found it hard to believe that we would be in Minnesota in six days. In my mind, it was difficult to connect Montreal and

Minnesota by water at all. I was so used to driving and flying that the shape of the continent had been distorted. You get on a plane or interstate in New York and get off in Minneapolis. Or Chicago. Or Los Angeles. Most people don’t travel anymore. They arrive. Unless you are riding the slow boat. Then you see every mile.

The Great Lakes Basin spans 10 degrees of latitude and 18 degrees of longitude, set almost exactly between the Equator and the North Pole. The circumference of all five lakes combined is 10,500 miles, nearly half the distance around the world. An average of 200,000 cubic feet of precipitation falls somewhere on the lakes every second. The first ships to sail the lakes were classic European schooners, sloops and brigs. Canallers were the workhorses of the mid-1800s, and by 1860, 750 of them were in service. The steam engine brought larger boats and larger locks, too. Steam barges called smokers spoke to each other using “whistle talk.” Next came hookers, whaleback tows and bulkers, before steel ocean freighters sailed up the St. Lawrence and the age of the modern laker began. These days, ore boats, straight deckers, bulkers, stern enders, self-unloaders, longboats and lake boats deliver 180 million tons of cargo to and from the lakes annually. Most goes to or comes from electric utilities, steel mills, construction companies, mining companies, factories and farms. Because a freighter can transport a ton of cargo 576 miles on a single gallon of fuel — compared with 413 miles by train or 155 miles by truck — shipping is often a greener way to move freight and people as well. Many shipping companies, like CMA CGM, Grimaldi Lines and Rickmers-Linie, offer passenger cabins on certain routes. Prices average around $100 a day for trips to most major international ports. Specialty travel agencies, like A la Carte Freighter Travel and Maris, book transatlantic and around-the-world trips, and others, like ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, take applications for artist residencies on their ships. Great Lakes freighters are unique in that almost all passenger tickets are sold through nonprofit fundraisers — mostly to benefit shipping museums — so booking a room is not easy. I got lucky while researching a book about America’s northern border when I met Peter Winkley, vice president of Algoma Central. The border splits the St. Lawrence River and four Great Lakes, and the Equinox follows the line almost the entire journey. The only way to see it up close is on a ship, and Winkley offered me a ride.

The Equinox is the most advanced bulker on the Great Lakes. Algoma captains, engineers and naval architects designed it, making it 45 percent more fuel efficient than Algoma’s existing fleet. They added a computerized, gear-less

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engine that occupies four stories of the engine room as well as gas scrubbers on the smokestack, which remove 97 percent of emitted sulfur. The result is the fastest, largest, most efficient ship sailing all five Great Lakes. Still, the next morning, mustard yellow exhaust fell from the smokestack and hovered a few feet above the water. Thick bands of clouds blocked the sun. The Equinox deck glowed dull red. Every handle is painted white, and safety instructions are bright yellow. Wearing a polo shirt, jeans and Crocs, Captain Armstrong looked more like a retired police officer on vacation than the captain of a $40-million ship. He was 27 when his father, a lifetime Great Lakes captain, called him from Quebec City and asked if he wanted to be a deck hand. Thirty-five years later, he was celebrating his third decade as a captain. The job is more demanding than it looks, he said. The lakes sit in a lowland between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians, creating a vortex of dangerous weather. Winds can blow 40 to 50 knots and whip up waves 25 feet tall. The slender, flexible lakers seek shelter or heave-to to survive these storms. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum estimates that 6,000 ships and 30,000 lives have been lost on the lakes. The most famous wreck, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, sank a few hundred miles ahead on our route. The wheelman stood behind Armstrong, clutching a surprisingly tiny, computerized steering wheel. He wore driving gloves and turned the Equinox every few seconds in whatever direction the captain told him to. The wheel, computer monitors and what looked like a server farm filling the wheelhouse are

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indicative of changes in the shipping industry. Twenty years ago, it took 35 crew members to run a laker. The Equinox operates with 16, only a handful of whom are on duty at once. I stepped onto the wheelhouse deck in Chippewa Bay to see Thousand Islands, New York, summer home to millionaires for a century and a half. There are 1,864 islands along the 50-mile stretch, many of which were retreats for business moguls and movie stars during the Gilded Age. Singer Castle’s 60-foot walls and terra-cotta roof, built by Frederick Gilbert Bourne of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., passed a few hundred yards to starboard. A couple miles farther, we passed within a few hundred feet of another castle built by George Boldt, proprietor of New York City’s original Waldorf Astoria, as well as Deer Island, a retreat for Yale’s Skull and Bones club. The channel was so tight in the American Narrows that the Equinox completely filled it. Jetskis and mahogany runabouts zipped 30 feet in front of the bow and alongside the gunwales. An SOS message came across the VHF radio saying that a private boat had lost power and drifted into the shipping lane, and I asked the wheelman how long it would take the Equinox to stop. “It doesn’t stop,” he said. “You should see this place at night. Or in the fog.” That evening, we passed the windmills and farms of Wolfe Island then broke into a deep blue plain. From the bow, Lake Ontario looked like an endless silvery horizon. The air was still, and the view ahead was so wide I could see the curvature of the earth. The only sign of land was a smokestack 20 miles away on the southern shore.


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Seeing a Great Lake for the first time, I understood how French explorers, who discovered “the sweet seas” and essentially blazed the border with Canada, assumed that the lakes led to the Pacific — and to China. Most 17th century mapmakers estimated that North America was only 300 miles wide, and every indication on the edge of Lake Ontario suggested that the lake went on forever. Seagulls circled the smokestack and a gentle swell from the last storm gently rolled the ship. The sun was a bonfire three fingers off the horizon, and an exact image of the sky reflected off the surface of the water. The first mate throttled up to 17 miles an hour, and the bow of the Equinox plowed ahead. Foam breaking off the hull turned green as it slid along the sides of the ship then split from the stern in a wide V. The sky was dark the next morning. The land was dark, too. Flames blazed above tall, cylindrical smokestacks, casting an orange light on the Equinox. The waterfront was barricaded by black, pyramidal dunes of coal and iron-ore pellets at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel mill. My watch read 9 a.m. We were docked in Hamilton, Ontario, the steel capital of Canada. Unloading takes about a day, so Armstrong gave me shore leave until 10 p.m. I took a cab straight to Jamesville, an unlikely arts district that recently popped up in Hamilton. I found a half dozen art galleries, three coffee shops, a smoothie bar, eight restaurants and two boutique saloons on North James Street alone. The

neighborhood didn’t look like Manhattan’s Chelsea, but it didn’t look like a steel town, either. I wandered all day through shops and public parks, looking at hand-cut wood prints, paintings, a recording studio, a mixed-media art center and the Hamilton farmers’ market, the oldest indoor market in Canada (founded in 1837). That evening at a bar called the Brain — where the owner was mid-binge with an artist friend from Berlin — a patron in skinny black jeans showed off a print headed for New York City. It was a matted grid of 28 life rings from Great Lakes ships. Neighborhoods grew progressively darker and poorer as I rode in a cab back to the waterfront that night. An orange cloud hovered over the steel mill, and flames flickered above Dofasco’s smokestacks. Inside Gate 15, earthmovers roared as they pushed around piles of iron and coal. Nothing had changed inside the Equinox. The forced-air system whirred. The fluorescent lights made hallways and cabins bright and sterile. The only smell was of spaghetti sauce in the mess hall, where a lone crewman sat staring at his food.

By the time I woke the next morning, the Equinox had finished unloading, crossed Lake Ontario and cleared two locks in the Welland Canal, an engineering marvel that circumvents Niagara Falls. The first Welland Canal was dug between Lakes Erie and Ontario in 1829. The current one lifts ships 326 vertical feet up the Niagara escarpment over 27 miles and eight locks.

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Armstrong let me off at Lock 3 and told me I had six hours to explore Niagara before reboarding at Lock 8. I climbed a rope ladder up the lock wall and walked to a cab that took me to the Table Rock Welcome Centre on the Canadian side of the falls. A rock wall with an ornate steel railing held back 1,200 humans gazing at the second largest waterfall on the planet. It is a strange thing to see a wonder of the world in the flesh after gazing at photos of it a thousand times. I spent a half hour watching the river wend around rocks and submerged logs, then accelerate and shoot forward, cascading, ricocheting and vaporizing into a white cloud of mist before coalescing into a cushion of foam. What you don’t see in photos is the view the falls have of everyone looking at them, an explosion of tourism almost as breathtaking as the cataract itself. I embraced the chaos for a moment over a Jack Daniel’s New York strip steak at TGI Fridays — near the Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Upside Down House, Brick City toy museum, Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars, and the Haunted House. Then I caught a cab to an older world in Port Colborne at the opposite end of the canal. Port Colborne sits on Lake Erie and is the kind of place where local legends include a high-school kid who played in the NHL and a World War II Canadian battleship named after the town. Like Hamilton, it has become a chic weekender destination and is packed with gift shops, cafés and the incredible three-generation Minor Fisheries cafeteria, where your breaded and fried perch comes in daily from the local fishing fleet. The Equinox eased into Lock 8 around 6 p.m. After I boarded, Armstrong directed the ship into Lake Erie. Sunset comes slowly on the Great Lakes. The surface of the water morphed into an antique mirror, clouded and rippled. Before long, land on the far shore became a shadowy thumbnail, marked by a dozen bristling towers and smokestacks.

The final leg of the journey through Lakes Huron and Superior was the fastest. There is one stop at Soo Locks between those lakes, and the ship cruises at top speed the rest of the way. We were in the Detroit River when I woke the second to last day. After I had coffee and an omelet, Detroit appeared like a house of mirrors off the port bow. From there, we steamed past Belle Isle into Lake St. Clair, through the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. Sometime that night, we turned north up St. Mary’s River to the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie and continued west across Lake Superior. The fog set in on the last night, and I couldn’t see the bow of the ship. The dampness and cold penetrated my jacket on deck, and beads of water formed on my eyelashes. There were no buoys, rocks or ships. You could see them on the radar but not through the windshield. “Lake’s too cold,” the wheelman said. I woke in the middle of the night and looked through the porthole. The fog had lifted, and Superior was black and calm. The average depth of the lake is 483 feet. Off Grand Island, the bottom drops to 1,333 feet. Somewhere down there, the Midcontinent Rift, a giant scar of hardened magma where the North American continent split in two a billion years ago, runs across the bottom. Deep-water ciscoes swim through the deepest trenches of the lake. Native lake trout and lake herring circle above them. Sleek black loons, herring gulls, harlequin ducks and oldsquaw dive at the fish on the surface, and eagles, falcons, terns and plovers glide above. Before I went to bed, I had packed my things. I couldn’t imagine riding a boat for three months, much less 30 years as a career seaman. I stared at the ceiling for an hour, wondering if I would fall asleep. I imagined the 100-foot cliffs that border the northern shore of Lake Superior passing by and gray wolves and black bear wandering through stands of paper birch and pine. In a half sleep, I dreamed of the cottony white cloud covering the lake. Above the cloud, the moon seared a crescent into the sky. The ship made a long furrow through the mist, just the smokestack poking through. It was a clear night above and a whiteout below. Lights flickered onshore. Cars zipped along highways. America went on as usual while the giant ship slid forward in the silver light. This article is reprinted in collaboration with The New York Times, where it first appeared in August 2016.

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It’s a Monday night in downtown Eau Claire, and the Lakely — the chic eatery and bar attached to the city’s newest hotel, the Oxbow — might be the most swinging little scene in Northwest Wisconsin. A row of college students sits at the back tables, penciling in notations on sheet music while waiting for their turn on stage, where University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire professor Michael Shults directs a young pickup band through a round of solos. A server swings a tray of craft cocktails through the crowd as the room sways to the beat. And when versatile young drummer Cami Mennitte Pereyra tosses out a particularly tasty fill, the students look up from their homework and holler toward the stage. On a wall nearby, a crocheted replica of a deer head, complete with antlers, watches over the proceedings with its expressionless, beady eyes. It used to hang in the main recording studio of its owner, Justin Vernon, frontman of the globally acclaimed experimental folk project Bon Iver. When he wrapped his most recent album, 22, A Million, he brought the deer here to help decorate the new space. It’s just one of the many ways Vernon, one of the Oxbow’s owners, has left his imprint on his hometown. The scene is a perfect encapsulation of an Eau Claire at a crossroads. The city has always had a rich musical heritage. Greats like Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker and Charles Mingus all stopped on their way through town to play at the Joynt, a bar that today is frequented by students from the university’s revered jazz-studies program. And now that the city has birthed a Grammy-winning artist who has risen to such mainstream success that he’s been spoofed on Saturday Night Live, the cultural scene here is exploding. Although Vernon isn’t at the Lakely this particular evening, his influence is everywhere. It’s in the incredible sound system that could easily accommodate a band of Bon Iver’s stature, despite the fact that the room only seats 150. It’s in the staircase leading to the Oxbow’s guest quarters, which are inscribed with the title of Bon Iver drummer S. Carey’s debut album, All We Grow. And it’s in the rooms themselves, where 22, A Million is nestled beside a turntable, a hipster take on the typical bedside bible. At every turn across town, there’s music from artists who live right here, blaring over the loudspeakers that perk up sleepy, shop-laden Main Street, through the PAs in the city’s bars and jumping on stage at the


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Lakely. In fact, visiting Eau Claire is not unlike stepping into your very own Bon Iver song, complete with vintage shops full of flannel shirts and Chippewa boots. Since ascending to worldwide fame on the strength of his breakout debut, 2008’s For Emma, Forever Ago, and the Grammy-winning Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Vernon has poured a significant amount of his time and royalties back into his hometown, where he still resides. His studio, April Base, is just down the road in neighboring Fall Creek, and his annual Eaux Claires festival returns for its third installment in June, with a lineup that includes Chance the Rapper and Paul Simon. “I just know this place so well,” Vernon said, seated onstage at the Lakely last fall. “And I think every place should take care of itself. It just feels really good to have that be a part of your job — to be a mirror of our little culture here, just trying to make everyone feel better. And a great way to do that is with art and experience, to give people a reason to hoot and holler.”

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Like a true Northerner, he speaks with great humility about his little festival in the woods. But in reality, Eaux Claires routinely draws some 20,000 music fans to the Chippewa Valley, flooding the area with tourism revenue. Last year, the downtown brunch spots were so overwhelmed with hungry visitors that lines streamed down the block, a scene more common in a metropolis like Manhattan than a river town with a population of 67,000. For his next civic endeavor, Vernon is one of several big players turning their attention toward the completion of the $50-million Confluence Arts Center. The massive riverfront structure is scheduled to open next spring and will contain three performance spaces, with the largest room rivaling the size of Minneapolis’s First Avenue. In the meantime, the once-deserted downtown area seems to be sprouting up like a fresh patch of wildflower on the riverbank. No longer simply a place people pass through on their way somewhere else, Eau Claire is establishing itself as a destination.


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“My clients are people who truly value their health and f itness.”

Todd Stebleton possesses a curriculum vitae with seemingly endless credentials, from a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, nutrition and dietetics to the coveted designations of nationally certified clinical nutritionist and Holistic Lifestyle Coach practitioner. The founder and CEO of R.A.W. Real Active Wellness credits his affinity for holistic health to his unceasing desire to learn about the ways in which the human body functions most efficiently. After logging hours in exercise rehabilitation clinics as a med student, Stebleton realized many patients lack an avenue to accomplish doctor’s orders to eat better or lose weight. “I realized we needed a better way to truly help these people,” he says. Today, Stebleton provides fitness, nutrition and wellness coaching with an intentionally synergetic mindset at his two Minneapolis studios. “My clients are people who truly value their health and fitness, but they also don’t have time to waste,” he notes. “They want to improve their range of motion, their energy, and how they look and feel.” R.A.W. advocates for a wellness approach founded in integration, one in which eating, drinking, sleeping, digesting, moving and thinking all contribute to a purposeful, personalized plan. Stebleton’s clients range from professional athletes to cancer survivors to people simply looking to drop a few pounds. The common denominator? R.A.W. serves those who believe they can — and should — feel healthy and well in more ways than one.

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“Houses are like people: No two are exactly alike, and each has its own personality.”

Kathryn Kennedy’s passion for real estate derives from her lifelong appreciation of beautiful homes. “I’ve always had a keen interest in interior design and architecture,” the Coldwell Banker Burnet agent notes. “From our very first home in Minneapolis, my husband and I were hooked on reconstructing and renovating our properties then selling our vision and the final product to someone else who loved it.” Kennedy’s interest in design flows into her work in real estate. As an independent agent, she has the flexibility to personally work with clients through each phase of buying and selling. “I love helping with the staging and editing of homes before they go on the market,” she explains. “I constantly study design magazines and often find inspiration when traveling abroad. I enjoy bringing a global aesthetic home to the Twin Cities.” The St. Paul native’s familiarity with the urban space gives her a unique perspective and opportunity to meld history with modern lifestyles. “I love to find homes for my clients that reflect their character traits as well as the personality and history of the area,” Kennedy says. “Houses are like people: No two are exactly alike, and each has its own personality. Who lived in it? Did they entertain? Did they have a family? At the end of the day, I help people find homes that match not only their personalities but their unique lifestyles.”

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When Aleesha Webb describes her clients, the sheer joy bubbling from her voice signals an unadulterated love for community banking. “At our North Loop location, we support a community built by local entrepreneurs working hard to evolve and create new, exciting ventures,” says the Sunrise Banks senior vice president and private commercial officer. “Whereas a larger bank might tell these startups to return in five to seven years, we partner with nascent companies in all sectors, from construction to marketing to technology and more.” As the first college graduate in her family, Webb exemplifies the power of hard work and integrity. After receiving advanced degrees from the University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she spent 12 years honing her skills at community banks before settling into her current role. “All I’ve ever wanted is the opportunity to take really, really good care of my clients,” she explains. “Sunrise Banks — particularly at our North Loop location — gives me the chance to provide support to a truly thriving area of clients looking for loans and financial support.” Webb’s personal commitment to her clients transcends the often-stark nature of financial relationships. “Understanding people’s stories and connecting them to their financial character and goals is what I’ve thought about every day for the past 12 years,” she says. “From supporting clients through growth opportunities or new business acquisitions, every day is different, because each one centers around exactly what my clients need.”

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“Well-traveled” barely scratches the surface when it comes to Chase Hawkins’s impressive international experience. After visiting some 47 countries during his 17 years with General Motors, the native South African has collected a wealth of passport stamps — and knowledge of the international luxury automotive industry. The vice president of Porsche brands for Porsche Minneapolis/St. Paul finds the Twin Cities to be one of the most genuinely exciting locales to live and work. “The city offers you everything that a New York or Chicago can but without the congestion and traffic,” Hawkins says. “And the people are just delightful as a community.” He notes that the heritage of the brand and the performance of the vehicles allow Porsche to prosper in the Twin Cities. “The Porsche brand, ultimately, is more attainable than most people imagine it to be,” Hawkins explains. “The Macan and the Panamera, for example, fit people who may have historically believed that the brand was too aspirational for them. We have price points for many vehicles that are comparable to any other luxury car. If needs were wants, everybody would drive a Porsche.”

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“The time you spend with your babies after birth is crucial for all families.”

“The time you spend with your babies after birth is crucial for all families,” says Margi Scott, founder of Take12. “It should not be a luxury.” The Minnesotan and mother of four intimately understands the financial and emotional burdens that often come with maternity leave. “We see more women go back to work before they are physically, mentally and emotionally ready to do so, simply because their families cannot afford for them to remain unemployed for three months,” she notes. “A quarter of women return to work within 10 days of giving birth — this speed can result in a spike in postpartum depression and health issues for both mother and baby.” After her own experiences with maternity leave, Scott realized that what she truly craved was not gifts off a registry but the ability to spend time with her newborn children. She set out to empower other parents to ask for just that via a digital platform. Today, expectant mothers can sign up with Take12 to create a registry of time increments to utilize during maternity leave. Friends and family can gift snuggle time, nap time and other special moments for mother and baby to share. With substantial privacy settings as well as access to groups for mentoring and networking, the website provides an opportunity for parents to personally and tastefully ask for the hottest of commodities: time with their children.

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For most of my life, somewhere around the edges, Mary Tyler Moore has always been there. With her bouncy hair, pointed collars and can-do spirit, Mary was an imaginary sister. And during my 13 years as a Minnesota broadcaster, little Mary moments kept creeping in, just like television déjà vu. Her portrayal of career woman Mary Richards was something new. The show debuted in 1970, when the women’s rights movement was taking shape. For a young girl in northern Minnesota, the television served as a flickering portal into the larger world. Mary seemed to matter; she was single, living alone and happily employed. If she could make it on her own, maybe we could, too. In the show’s opening montage, Mary is driving her white Mustang into the Twin Cities to begin her new job. The familiar Minneapolis/ St. Paul highway sign flashes past as the city skyline appears. Years later, I had a montage moment of my own. It was the 1980s, and I was driving my blue Chevy Malibu on I-35W. About to begin a dream job at KSTP-TV, I had first-day jitters. Just then, I looked up and saw that same highway sign. Life was imitating television art. I had to chuckle at the uncanny coincidence. For Minnesotans, Mary has always been a source of pop-culture pride. Her show wasn’t set in New York City or Los Angeles, but in Minneapolis. She ate lunch at the IDS Center, walked in go-go boots around Lake of the Isles and shopped for groceries in the local markets. It was a slice of our life put out there for all the world to see. And for thousands of young girls poised to become working women, Mary showed us the way. Navigating the imaginary WJM-TV newsroom, she was determined but affable. Competent yet curious. Able to gently spar with her male colleagues and do

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it with poise — especially with her lovable boss, Lou Grant, the ultimate seventies newsman. Turns out, I had a Lou Grant of my own. As a college intern, my very first news director was pure Lou. His office had the same brown paneling, the same gray metal desk. He had a gruff, boisterous voice and wore wrinkled white shirts rolled up at the sleeves. “You’ve got good pipes,” he barked my way after I read the news aloud for an on-air audition. “Thanks, Mr. Grant,” I whispered to myself. But perhaps the biggest impact Mary had on young girls was the way she lived. That Kenwood top-floor apartment had the right amount of mod. With its shag carpet and step-down living room, it was a studio flat with panache. Mary didn’t need a man to support her; she made living alone cool. And she did the same with her wardrobe. From pea coats and patterned scarves to cropped jackets and flared pants, Mary showed us how to dress. Emerging from her tiny closet, each ensemble dazzled with an artful mix of plaids and paisleys. It was pure seventies sartorial splendor. And all these years later, pea coats are still in my closet. Flared pants are back in rotation. And the vintage paisley scarves never left. Which brings us to the tam — and that beloved opening shot where Mary does a little spin on a downtown Minneapolis street corner and tosses her cap into the air. Pure joy. That iconic television moment might explain why I have collected tams all my life. They have moved with me countless times. And whenever I wear one, somewhere in the back of my mind, there’s Mary — an imaginary sister with a can-do spirit who proudly showed us the way.


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