Elegance, Lifestyle and Lake Views in Shorewood
5315 Howards Point Road, Shorewood, Minnesota 55661
6 Bedrooms and 9 Baths, 9075 Square Feet - Proudly offered at $5,750,000
A Majestic Presence on Lake Minnetonka
Sitting majestically on the shore of Lake Minnetonka in Shorewood is one of the area’s most breath-taking homes. It’s so grand; you might expect to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk into the grand foyer for an evening of cocktails and dinner. It’s a home that would feel comfortable with heads of state, titans of business and industry, and world-renowned celebrities of every genre.
This property fit for royalty is a commanding presence on the lakefront. Its floorplan and design take full advantage of the views, which are magnificent and available from every room in the home on all three levels except two of the upstairs bedrooms which look out on wooded views to the side and front.
One of a Kind Home
The story of this home is one of grace and beauty. All materials were carefully chosen to reflect the signature style of this residence. Customization was predominant, and no detail was considered unimportant. The result is a marriage of classic elegance and sumptuous luxury which makes it impossible to resist the charm of this home.
Some the highlights to make a note of include, inlaid hardwood floors, tray, coffered, vaulted and wood ceilings, mantle and grillwork on the fireplaces, customized millwork, wainscoting, Italian marbles, Brazilian granite, professional appliances, custom imported light fixtures, architectural details, and specialty built-ins throughout the home. Woods used throughout include African rosewood, mahogany, walnut, maple, and birch.
The Lavish Main Level
A paved stone circular drive brings us to the main entrance and the second level of the home where a vast expanse of windows provide panoramic views of Lake Minnetonka from every room. The family room fireplace, one of three, is another focal point. With a carved mantle and wrought iron doors, it competes successfully with the view for attention.
This room leads to a magnificent kitchen featuring custom mahogany cabinetry and Brazilian granite. The casual dining area allows for ogling the lake views while eating. A large formal dining room is on the other side of the kitchen.
Glass doors lead us from the casual eating area to a magnificent 4 season room. When the weather turns chilly radiant heat from the floor will keep this space cozy. From here you can walk out to a deck with glass railings that doesn’t obscure the breath-taking water view. This room was added on in 2005 as well as an upstairs bedroom, second laundry room, bathroom, and walk-in closet.
Also on the main level (two), we find a home office/library which features rich walnut paneling, bookcases, cabinets, a second fireplace, and a wet bar complete with an automatic ice maker. Did we mention the view?
Adjacent to the library is the master suite fit for a king and queen, or at the very least a duke and duchess. In addition to the sleeping area, the master bath is incredible. While relaxing in the soaking tub, you can enjoy views of the lake. There are amazing his and her vanities and a walk-in shower. This luxurious bathroom features lots of marble and exquisite tile work.
Last but not least, there is an entire adjoining room dedicated to a closet. The use of walnut is repeated here for customized cabinetry. I imagine the most dedicated fashionista would approve.
Taste Wine, Work Out, Hang Out, Catch a Movie, Taste More Wine
The lower or first level is the result of an extensive remodel to the home in 2012. The current owners finished this level and doubled the square footage by adding a bathroom complete with sauna and steam shower, a billiard room, a home theater, two wine rooms, an exercise room, and a new mechanical room. There is also a lounging area, a wine tasting area with wet bar, another bedroom and an adjoining full bath. Again in keeping with the rest of the home, you will appreciate those fantastic lake views, extensively customized built-ins, a third fireplace, and the attention to the fine details and authenticity of style that you see in the main level of the home.
The Upper Level
The uppermost level includes the four other bedrooms which include seating areas, and bathrooms as well as another laundry area for convenience. Here we find a second master suite for those who prefer to sleep in the same area as the children. Although not as lavish, this includes a separate sitting area, custom built-in closet space, a soaking tub, separate shower and again, lake views. This level also has another office area and lounge area. There is a beautiful deck off the office as well.
Outdoor Resort Style Living
The outside living space of this home is also impressive. Stone patios offer views of the lake while a with three slips provides access to and from the lake by boat. There is an outdoor kitchen with two drawer style refrigerators plus a Viking grill. Enjoy a morning swim in your heated pool or a soak in the hot tub. Your vehicles will be housed in a five-car heated garage which includes a dog shower and kennel for the family pooches. To ensure privacy and safety, there are outside security cameras.
Good To Know
Other details of interest:
- Two home generators can supply electricity in the event of a power outage
- Two wells complete with chlorinators, iron and carbon filters, water softeners
- Dual sprinkler system
- Multi-zone Sonos home sound system
- Vantage lighting system
- Two new air conditioners with electronic air filters
- One split air conditioner system, three air conditioners, three humidifiers, three furnaces, 3 electronic air filters, water heaters and a boiler that provides radiant heat for the 4 season room, main floor master bath, porch and upstairs bedroom, bathroom, and laundry.
- Furnaces and water heaters about six years old
- HVAC system and security system programmable from a phone
- Two radon mitigation systems
- Reverse osmosis system in the kitchen
- Two central vacuum systems
- Electric fencing
- Cedar shake roof and copper gutters
Properties of this caliber don’t come along every day. However, if you desire something extraordinary and unique with magnificent views and Lake Minnetonka access, this might be the one for you.
Joe Houghton would love to give you a private tour of this home. Here’s where to find him.