When Gersson Rosas moved into his home overlooking Bde Maka Ska, the NBA executive had grand plans for the property and for his team. Today, both the freshly renovated home—which hit the market Wednesday for $4 million—and the revamped Timberwolves have been greatly improved.
In 2019, 3817 Sheridan Ave. S. was in a lot better shape than the local basketball franchise. Erected just four years earlier by Wayzata-based luxury builder Streeter Homes, the glassy and gleaming modern house was acquired by the then-new Wolves GM for $2.42 million, according to county records. A second-floor expansion came the following year, boosting the property to five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and 6,785 square feet. The .28-acre estate located in the heart of Minneapolis would rack up awards from the American Institute of Architects, RAVE, and Association of Licensed Architects.
“It’s one of my favorites, and I’ve been in the business close to 18 years," says listing agent Jim Schwarz with Lakes Sotheby's International Realty. "The natural light is phenomenal from all the windows, and obviously the view of the lake and downtown are fantastic. The placement by the architecture firm is perfect, and so is the quality of the build."
The standout architectural feature is a cantilevered owner's suite with private deck that provides eye-popping Bde Maka Ska and skyline views. The courtyard, gardens, and pool area really pop when they're not covered by residual winter slush, Schwarz says with a laugh, adding that the large sliding glass doors lend a "California feel."
Last fall, the new A-Rod/Marc Lore ownership regime fired Rosas due to "growing discord and strained relationships" within the organization, the Star Tribune reported, in addition to bad optics stemming from an interoffice and extramarital romance. Draft-wise, Rosas had one big whiff (Jarrett Culver, '19) and one swagged-out jackpot (Anthony Edwards, '20) during his three-year tenure. The D'Angelo Russell-for-Andrew Wiggins trade will forever be debated, especially since Golden State netted a valuable draft pick, but Russell makes K.A.T. happy and that counts for something. Additions like Malik Beasley, Pat "Swag God" Beverley, Jaden McDaniels, and Naz Reid have contributed to perhaps the strongest Timberwolves roster in 20 years. The decision to hire Chris Finch as head coach in early 2021 was controversial at the time, though it's hard to argue with the results: At 41-30, this Wolves squad already has the second most wins since the the 2005-06 season—with nine games remaining.
When asked if any high-profile signings or parties with towering guests went down inside the Linden Hills home, Schwarz opted to respect the privacy of Rosas, who just landed a consulting job with the New York Knicks. So just enjoy this photo tour of 3817 Sheridan, courtesy of Spacecrafting and Lakes Sotheby's International Realty.