Earlier this month, we broke news of Mike Zimmer’s jumbo Inver Grove Heights home hitting the market for $2 million. Now, for considerably less money, you can live like the general manager with whom he’ll forever be intertwined.
Rick Spielman, the former Vikings GM who got canned along with Zimmer, is selling his longtime Eden Prairie home for $975,000. Similar to the author of this article, the house was built in 1987. Unlike me, a mere human man of flesh and blood, it boasts five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, 5,622 feet of living space, and a three-car garage.
“Beautifully updated two-story tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac backing up to Purgatory Creek!” exclaims the property listing from Jeffrey Dewing at Coldwell Banker. “Enjoy the open floorplan with gourmet kitchen and four-season porch with walls of windows overlooking the backyard!”
We reached out to Dewing to chat, but haven’t heard back.
Among the upper-crust amenities available at 10240 Summer Pl.: “spa-like” bathrooms, walk-out basement family room with billiards area, screened porch, deck, fire pit, pool, and hot tub.
Is there a main-level office where you, too, can stew over the decision to draft future-bust cornerback Mike Hughes while Lamar Jackson sits there, just waiting to become your franchise QB? You better believe it.
Spielman bought the place for $770,000 in 2006, according to county records. That was the exec’s first season with the Vikings, who lured him away from the Miami Dolphins front office to be VP of player personnel. Six years later, Spielman would be promoted to GM. Like any GM, he had draft hits (Harrison Smith in ’12; Danielle Hunter in ’15; Dalvin Cook in ’17; Justin Jefferson in ’20) as well as whiffs (Teddy Bridgewater in ’14; Laquon Treadwell in ’16; Hughes in ’18; Jeff Gladney in ’20). For all the highs, including the 2018 Minneapolis Miracle catch by Spielman draftee Stefon Diggs, his tenure will be remembered by the Vikings hitching their wagon to mega-dollar free agent Kirk Cousins, a guy who tracks his mortality with tubed rocks and can’t throw dimes under pressure.
Things got icy between Spielman and Zimmer toward the end, the Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling reported a week after their simultaneous firings. That tense relationship was later confirmed via Twitter by Zimmer’s supermodel girlfriend, Katarina Elizabeth Miketin. In any case, the ultimate Vikings collector could now conceivably own both Spielman and Zimmer’s homes, provided the debt-to-income ratio passes muster. Taking over their respective positions with the team are Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, a rising ex-Cleveland Browns executive, and Kevin O’Connell, who just won a Super Bowl as offensive coordinator of the L.A. Rams.
Let’s take a brief photo tour of 10240 Summer Pl., courtesy of the MLS listing. Sorry, no interior shots posted yet, you twisted sicko voyeurs.