Ever wanted to take a peek inside the most expensive house in the state? In a recent YouTube video from real estate broker and Million Dollar Listing star Ryan Serhant, viewers are able to take a tour through the estate in its full glory, secret doors and all, with its $15 million asking price.
Designed with the principles of historically admired architect Andrea Palladio, the Windermere Estate is 19,235 square feet, and includes five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Not only that, but the home features one of Minnesota’s largest residential glass-enclosed atriums that spans the length of the front entrance.
The home is owned by Kam Talebi, the CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality, which includes the restaurants Brit’s Pub, Crave, and Union. He reportedly purchased it for somewhere between $1 million to $2 million in 2013, after the developer Jeffrey Wirth allegedly spent more than $5 million of his company’s money to build the mansion starting in 2003 in a tax scam. Construction was paused in 2006, and by 2010 the estate was listed for $6 million while unfinished and covered in weeds.
Located on a 1.3 acre private island in Greenwood, Windermere offers stunning views of St. Alban’s Bay in Lake Minnetonka. The mansion was recently occupied by former superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and the ex-New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez (and now the new owner of the Timberwolves and Lynx).
While they stayed at Windermere, J-Lo and A-Rod were able to take advantage…