3465 County Road 44
Welcome to Hawks Nest, a magnificent 22,430 square foot English country mansion set on 2.21 acres of beautiful Lake Minnetonka waterfront. Beautifully restored, this unique property of the highest order is perfect for both formal and informal social and business entertaining as well as extraordinary family gatherings. Completed in 1989, after years of careful contemplation, planning and construction, the estate is reminiscent of the great country castles of England. Hawks Nest is timeless with classic and balanced architecture. Experience wonderful spaces with old world charm and craftsmanship, complimented with the modern amenities for your life today. Drive through the front entry gates to the circular drive created from cobblestones from Washington D.C., said to have been walked upon by President Lincoln. A sense of calm, space, privacy, and security prevails. The grounds also include handmade landscape artwork created for this home by a student of the Prince of Wales School of Architecture and a quarter mile of limestone capped garden walls. Entering the gracious Mahogany paneled doors, you will immediately be impressed with a spectacular floating spiral staircase that spans 4 stories. Truly a work of art in itself! The residence is magnificent and yet equally inviting. The main level is a beautiful marriage of cozy personal spaces as well as grand entertainment rooms, with floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the outdoor patios and Lake Minnetonka. 9 fireplaces adorn the home. The master retreat encompasses 2,000 square feet with all the amenities and a grand fireplace with a window walled pentagon in which to relax and contemplate the exceptional scenery. The lower level was created to evoke the feeling of a quaint European market with cobblestones and storefronts. This level includes a pub, separate lake front kitchen and entertainment area, indoor swim facility with a pool, spa, gym, locker room, sauna, and beauty salon. This level also has a 1,200 square foot 3 season heated porch perfect for entertaining and enjoying outdoor living. The entire 4th floor is a dedicated yet flexible entertainment venue, with expansive open space, a complete bar, billiards, and elegant spacious men's and women's bathrooms with Tiffany lamps. The home has hosted events as large as 400 guests and has parking for 100 cars and three kitchens suited for elegant black-tie events, fundraisers, dance parties, or live bands. Two attached independent apartments are ideally suited for staff, in-laws, extended/multi-generational living, or overseas guests. Each apartment has two bedrooms, two full baths and complete kitchens. Fitness is fun at Hawk's Nest. Swim laps in either the indoor or outdoor pools. Enjoy water sports, fishing, or tranquility on 14,000 acre Lake Minnetonka. Southwest facing for beautiful sunsets. Watch fireworks from around the area from the 4th floor ballroom. The mechanics of the home are state of the art, commercial quality, and efficient, with 40 zones of in-floor heating and air conditioning. The home includes brilliantly hidden 7 car garages with heated floors, a beautiful commercial elevator appointed with cherry wood, marble floors and a chandelier that services all 4 floors with capacity for 10 guests, and a state of the art security system covering the entire property. Hawks Nest is a world class residence to celebrate the very best life has to offer.