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One of a kind, Frank Lloyd Wright Mansion

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury, 6,000 Sq. Ft. Mansion 3-miles from Downtown, with Live-In Help!

A stunningly beautiful Prairie School/Frank Lloyd Wright gem with four or five bedrooms, sleeps 8 to 10, (depending on whether you want live-in help or not) with hot tub, gourmet kitchen, professionally-decorated rooms, luxury accommodations and a live-in house manager who will take care of your every need -- at no additional cost! Floor-to-ceiling windows, heated stone floors, high-end mattresses, four fireplaces, flat screen TVs, a stunning salt-water aquarium, tons of original art (including Calders and Miros) a screened-in porch, and a two-story atrium containing a built-in hot tub and bar. The atrium-hot tub is perfect for winter: totally private, cool outside the water yet enclosed to prevent wind and snow. The home also features zoned heating, stereo speakers throughout (including hot tub atrium, screened porch, master bed and bath, and all living areas). Plus, best of all, you will be taken care of by our very own Kaleb, a professional who serves the household full-time and will tidy-up after you (wake-up to a clean home!), mix drinks, serve snacks, run errands, keep the fridge and bar stocked, make coffee/tea and toast in the morning, and keep everything in tip-top order -- then disappear and give you complete privacy, at no additional cost. (Or, if you would like, you can forgo the help and use Kaleb's room for two additional guests). The stadium and all downtown attractions can be reached via Glenwood Avenue -- a direct link along Minneapolis' famous park system -- avoiding the crowded freeways. (We call it "our personal driveway to downtown," a three-mile drive along a parkway, from our peaceful suburb to downtown Minneapolis' high rises, nightlife and the US Bank stadium just 10 minutes away). The home was build in 1952 and is regarded as perhaps the best example of Midcentury Modern architecture in the Twin Cities, with amazing stonework inside and out, a huge stone patio, cedar siding and a flowing, Prairie School floor plan that contains much of the feel of the original home with great, modern updates. The Master Suite and the two-bedroom Guest Suite are on opposite ends of the house, for added privacy, with a full apartment/bedroom in the basement next to the hot-tub atrium, with its own full bath, kitchenette and fireplace. The home also has a three-car, heated garage, gourmet kitchen, a dining room that seats up to 10, a den (with a heated floor, gas fireplace, and a 200-gallon salt-water aquarium) for hanging out/TV viewing and a huge L-shaped living room for entertaining. An adjacent screened-in porch is perfect for cigars. All the bedrooms have king or queen beds with high-end, gel-foam mattresses and 600-thread count sheets and loads of art work and seating, even fireplaces. Super-high speed internet access, streaming music, all premium cable channels, Apple TV and more. Text us and we'd be happy to give you a live video tour.


Owner
Ken Darling
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2018

About Ken Darling

Hi. I'm Ken Darling, the owner of LUSH, a popular night club and restaurant in Minneapolis known for its drag and burlesque shows, great food and welcoming environment. I'm well connected in the local food/entertainment community and would be happy to arrange a great chef or entertainers for your stay. I'll be in Palm Springs at my second home enjoying the weather while you are at my place enjoying the Super Bowl!

Ken Darling purchased this house in 2007

Why Ken Darling chose Golden Valley

This home was the lifelong dream of a late business executive and his art-historian wife, built in 1952 with no expense spared. It's a true one-of-a-kind, built by a prominent figure in the Twin Cities Midcentury architectural world who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. Its stone floors and walls flow from the inside out. Its floor-to-ceiling windows and in-floor and in-ceiling heat were ground breaking. It is filled with art and great furniture but is still very much a fun and relaxing place to be. It will only be rented out for the Super Bowl, so grab it!

What makes this house unique

My house manager, Kaleb, is a real pro and will cater to your every need and show you the city, keep your kitchen and bar stocked, make your messes go away and have hot coffee and pastries waiting for you in the morning. He'll also give you the insider's scoop on where to go for meals, how to get around and what to do in the Twin Cities. And he'll vanish when you want privacy.

Amenities

Golden Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 (Guest suite) - 1 king , Has outdoor wrap-around porch, highest quality mattress
    Bedroom 3 (Guest suite) - 1 queen , Highest quality mattress
    Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Access to hot tub room below, Highest quality mattress
    Bedroom 4 (Full suite with kitchenette, full bath) - 1 king , Basement level, next to hot tub, highest quality mattress
    Bedroom 5 (optional, if house manger not used) - 1 queen , Has own half bath, used by house manager, optional)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef

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Beautiful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and great location. Caleb was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $700
Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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