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4505 West Branch Road
List price: $424,900

SOLD

Three Bedrooms ~ Two Baths

Main Floor Master ~ Open Floor Plan ~ Hardwood Floors

Newer Roof and Mechanicals ~ Walkout Lower Level

Double Attached Garage ~ Close to Golf Courses ~ 9.55 Acres

Approximately 2400 Finished Square Feet ~ Taxes: $4208

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For additional information, please contact:

Ellen Walsh
emwalsh(at)cbburnet(dot)com
612.220.3304

Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty

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A Feng Shui Perspective

A friend recently sent me a post about Whitney Houston’s home in New Jersey being for sale. I looked at the photos and had my usual REALTOR® curiosity about the house. I loved this stained-glass wall that appears to separate the foyer from the living room. The color and “movement” of the design reminds me of music–quite appropriate for the amazing musical talent that Whitney was.

Here’s a photo of what appears to be the living room, complete with circular skylight (wow!) and a curving wall of windows. Note also the clerestory to the right along the upper wall. The natural light in this space must be splendid.

The property reportedly has just over five acres of land. Here’s a view of the grounds. There are many trees, offering both beauty and tranquility. No doubt Whitney enjoyed many wonderful moments at this home and in her life despite her struggles.

Her modern home is said to be quite different from the other homes in Mendham Township. Most of the homes there are reportedly classic estates, historical homes, and farmhouses. As a REALTOR®,  I’ve seen modern homes sell very quickly when they are done exceptionally well or designed by a well-known architect such as Ralph Rapson. If they aren’t stunning, they can linger on the market due to feeling cold, having odd floor plans, having awkward and/or poorly proportioned rooms, etc.

I located some aerial photos of the property. There is a large pool, a tennis court, and a walking path. Here’s a link to a photo of the pool with her initials set in the bottom:

Photo of Whitney Houston’s Pool at her New Jersey estate

Unfortunately, the design has a helter-skelter aspect; It does not have the natural flow and orderliness of a rectangular or square house that would be beneficial. From a Feng Shui perspective, this home has a number of challenges due to what is known as “missing areas”. These “missing areas” symbolize missing areas of the bagua (a map placed over a floor plan and used in Feng Shui consultations), thus weakening these areas of life for the occupants. Anyone living in this home would benefit from making Feng Shui adjustments to either energetically or physically “fill in” the missing pieces.

The layout of this house may well explain Whitney’s addiction issues and subsequent problems with finances, relationships, and the decline of her magnificent singing voice which could no longer produce the perfect pitch and beautiful tonality it once did.

As I continued looking at the home from various angles, I noticed the heart-shaped portion of the house. It would be interesting to know what part of the house this occupies. The kitchen (often referred to as the heart of the home)? The main bedroom? No matter. From all I’ve read and seen, Whitney had a heart as big as her voice.

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This home is not currently listed on the MLS. Find more information here:

CarProperty.com

Here’s an article about a homeowner who hired Ralph Rapson to renovate her home in the Rolling Green neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota:

One Rapson Rhapsody

RapsonArchitects.com

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Real Estate for Sale
Mac-Groveland Neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN

Sunny Spaces Inside
Beautiful Gardens Outside
List price: $144,900
Sale price: $139,300

This property is sold and no longer available for showings.

Detailed wrought iron fencing provides picturesque structure to yard.

Living room with wood floor and crown molding.

Sun room with windows on three sides. Use as an office, guest bedroom, or den.

Formal dining room with two windows, wood floor, and crown molding.

Kitchen has granite counter tops and checkerboard flooring.

Exposed brick in one corner of the kitchen.

Informal dining space in the kitchen. Note the two windows!

Large bedroom accommodates an upholstered chair. Note the three windows.

Very nice walk-in closet with organizers in main bedroom!

Stained and leaded-glass architectural detailing in bath.

Upper level space is currently used as an art studio.

The front yard has perennials and raised beds for annuals.

Close to the river and the walking/biking paths!

Map of area–click to enlarge

This one-bedroom plus den home is a “not so big house” in terms of size but has plenty of style and charm! It’s located just a block from Grand Avenue and is within close proximity to three private colleges/universities. Other features include a screened porch, main floor laundry, a single garage, and central air conditioning.

Walk Score = 85 / Very Walkable

Read about the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.

For additional information and to arrange a showing, call, text or email:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

Coldwell Banker Burnet
Minneapolis MN 55416

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Elegant Home on Over 4.5 Acres


French-inspired architecture abounds in this seven-bedroom, four-bath beauty overlooking Gleason Lake. This home has spacious rooms with fine detailing and three finished levels. Both the living room and library feature bowed-window walls with views of the lake and grounds. A French door in the library opens out to an elevated garden space with reflecting pool. Finishes include plaster walls, and hardwood, marble, and terrazzo floors. Wayzata school district. Located just minutes from downtown Wayzata.

$1,499,000

Library with Bowed Window and French Door to Garden and Reflecting Pool

Generously Sized Upper Hallway

This bedroom has a Jack and Jill bath.

Master Bedroom with Bath to left and Window Seat to right.

Example of Detailing in Master Bedroom

Dressing Area with Closets and Built-Ins

Elevated Garden Area with Reflecting Pool

Gleason Lake

Update: Nov. 16, 2011: This home is currently off the market.

Call or email for a private showing.

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Courtesy: Roger Fazendin Realtors, Inc


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Photo of the Day
August 12, 2011

Anyone care for a dip in the pool?

There’s something quite relaxing about swimming in the evening. There is generally less visual and auditory noise, and fewer people. It can be wonderfully romantic with the right person. If you are somewhere without a lot of city lights, you can float on your back and look up at the stars and the moon. Hmm, the pool beckons. Time to go.

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Come see this pool and
a fabulous two bedroom/two bath condo at Seven Oak Condominium.
Click on link below for more details.

3412 Oak Ridge Road, Unit 314–Minnetonka, MN

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Real Estate for Sale

West-Facing, Two-Bedroom Condo

List price: $89,000
Sale price: $85,000

This property is now sold.
Feel free to contact us for information regarding additional
condos for sale at Seven Oak Condominium.

Absolutely beautiful unit with more than the usual amenities! Best in this price range in Minnetonka! Light-filled rooms with great entertaining spaces, owners’ suite, formal dining plus eat-in kitchen, and two garage stalls! The main bedroom has a dressing area with two closets, both with custom organizers. The 2nd bedroom/den has built-in shelving and TV cabinet on one side of the closet.

The Association amenities include a penthouse party room, library and community space, exercise room, heated outdoor pool, and basic cable TV services. The monthly association fee covers everything except phone service and electric. Room dimensions are listed near the end of this post, just past the photos below.

Living room with view to dining room.

Living room with custom cabinetry. Foyer is in background.

Spacious dining room with attractive fixture and three windows!

Kitchen with view to dining room.

Eat-in area of kitchen with updated light fixture. Kitchen also has cable TV wiring!

Owners' suite with sliding doors that open to the screened porch.

Closet organizers in dressing area of owners' suite.

Den or 2nd bedroom with doors that open to the porch.

Organizing system in closet provides space for your TV, books, photos, etc.

Large foyer with laminate flooring, full mirror and three closets.

Your view from the porch.

Back of building and pool area.

Relax at the heated pool!

North Cedar Lake Trail

This condo is conveniently located near the bus line and walking/biking paths.

Approximate room dimensions:

Living Room: 23 x 13
Dining Room: 12 x 10
Kitchen: 10 x 09
Informal Dining: 09 x 09
Bedroom: 15 x 13
Bedroom/Den: 12 x 12
Screened Porch: 11 x 05
Foyer: 13 x 05

Transit Service Near 3412 Oak Ridge Road
Hennepin County Bike Map

Ridgedale Shopping Center

Map of 3412 Oak Ridge Road

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Thinking of selling? Let the sister team of Ellen and Kate Walsh
show you a personalized marketing plan to sell your home!

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For more information about this condo or selling your home, please contact us:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Real Estate for Sale
Top-Floor, Two-Bedroom Condo near Ridgedale

This property is sold.

List price: $84,900
Sold price: $79,500

Move-in condition unit with wonderful entertaining spaces, formal and informal dining, bedroom/bath suite, closets with organizers, screened porch, tree-top views, and underground garage! The Association amenities include a penthouse party room, library and community space, exercise room, heated outdoor pool, and basic cable TV services.

Living room with access to screened porch.

Formal dining room with mirrored wall and attractive light fixture.

Living room and dining room are open to one another–perfect for entertaining!

Informal dining area off the kitchen.

The kitchen has plenty of cabinets including a pantry.

Generously sized main bedroom.

Two closets, both with mirrored doors to double the views and natural light!

Private en suite bath.

The second bedroom is currently used as a den.

Another view of the den. This could also be used as a home office.

Guest bathroom with neutral decor and ceramic tile.

Private outdoor space in your screened porch.

The front entry walk-in closet has plenty of room.

Three-story, brick building near Hwy 169 and Minnetonka Boulevard.

This condo is conveniently located near the bus line and walking/biking paths.

Transit Service Near 3412 Oak Ridge Road
Hennepin County Bike Map

Ridgedale Shopping Center

Map of 3412 Oak Ridge Road

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We also sold Unit #314. Click on the link below to see #314:
3412 Oak Ridge Road, Unit #314

Thinking of selling? Let the sister team of Ellen and Kate Walsh
show you a personalized marketing plan to sell your home!

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For more information about this condo or selling your home, please contact us:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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