Owning Historic Lake Minnetonka Homes

Historical Wyer Hill House

The Lake Minnetonka real estate market features many historic and aesthetically beautiful homes that are admired by many around the state and country.  However, for those looking to jump head over heels into a historic home purchase, it’s important to understand the responsibility associated with owning these homes and how it differs from traditional home ownership.   

The following are some of the many benefits and privileges in owning a historic home.  One benefit homeowners express is the ability to personally take an active role in the preservation of these historic properties.  However, the significant difference between traditional and historic home ownership is that the maintenance, renovations and improvements of historic homes must adhere to guidelines set by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.  The purpose of the standards are to preserve the historical significance of the home.  On occasion, requests to deviate from the standards have been approved when it is deemed necessary to preserve the overall condition of the home.  

Additionally, there are economic benefits to be enjoyed...

560 Indian Mound St #2B, Wayzata MN 55391

560 Indian Mound St #2B Wayzata MN 55391Wayzata Place is a private condominium complex, located in the heart of Wayzata, which is regarded for exclusivity and unobstructed views of Lake Minnetonka's Wayzata Bay.

560 Indian Mound St #2B Wayzata MN 55391560 Indian Mound St #2B is a featured unit in the Wayzata Place East building and is located above the garden level featuring a signature floor plan that maximizes the priceless south facing lake views of Wayzata Bay.  

From the entrance, the foyer's featured dark wood floors carry past the laundry and kitchen into the spacious living area welcomed by Lake Minnetonka.   The living area can be tailored to suit: including a breakfast alcove with built-in seating, a comfortable living sofa or settee surrounding the fireplace and complete with an informal dining room.  The living area is finished with floor to ceiling sliding doors that invite spectacular views and picturesque sunsets.

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Annual Chilly Open - Wayzata Bay Lake Minnetonka

Chili Open - Wayzata Bay Lake MinnetonkaThe cold can’t stop the fun of the 30th annual Chilly Open; a contagiously enthusiastic way to embrace our Lake Minnetonka winter.  The event is organized and sponsored by The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce, North Memorial Health Care and numerous other sponsors.  This is a unique chance to golf a 9+ hole 'golf course' ON Lake Minnetonka infront of prestigious Wayzata lake homes.  Participants can register in teams (no limit to the number of golfers per team) and sign up for one of two tee times; 11a or 1p on February 8th, 2014.  Also, Chilly does not mean cold.  It means chili.  There will be a chili cook off during the golf tournament to satisfy the athletes’ appetites. This year participants are referred to as athletes due to the Olympic theme of the event.  In the hospitality tent, Tim Mahoney will be playing amidst the wealth of live action winter fun.  All in all, The Chilly Open is a healthy, spirited way to get out and enjoy winter.  Let’s hear it Fore Lake Minnetonka winter!

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