Typically, when a private island mansion hits the market in the Twin Cities, it’s located in the western ‘burbs. Consider, for instance, the $11 million behemoth currently being sold by one of the CRAVE Restaurant guys over on Lake Minnetonka—it’s the most expensive home for sale in Minnesota. (Though if we’re splitting hairs, functionally, it’s really on more of a peninsula; take a video tour here.)
So instead, perhaps consider 1 Bald Eagle Is. in White Bear Township. The true 2.3-acre island property hit the market today for $6.6 million.
“One of the most sought after trophy properties in the Twin Cities, this home offers an experience like none other,” raves the property listing from Landucci Homes. “Over 2,800 feet of [Bald Eagle Lake] shoreline. Completely rebuilt bigger and better from the original iconic modern design from Rust Architects.”
Bonus: The five-bedroom, six-and-half-bathroom, 9,414-square-foot mansion comes with a complimentary hovercraft, according to the listing. Other rich-guy amenities include: a league-size racquetball court, wrap-around decks, basement bar, movie theater, and smarthome iPads throughout. There’s an attached six-car garage, as well as a smaller satellite garage on the mainland.
Listing agent Nathan Landucci actually owns the place. We reached out earlier today, but didn’t hear back. Here’s what we know: Despite being listed as a new construction, his mansion is an extensively remodeled house that dates back to 1985. Landucci, whose company builds and remodels homes, purchased the place for $1.8 million in 2016, county records show. He beat out Hans Stachowiak, a German-born musician who had planned to build a music studio there, the White Bear Press reported. (Click here for a video tour of its much browner past life.)
“Normally, I wouldn’t buy an existing home,” Landucci told the community newspaper, which hilariously mentioned he was single at the time. “But the home is just so spectacular and so well built.”
Let’s take a photo tour of 1 Bald Eagle Is. as it stands today, courtesy of Landucci Homes: