Entering it will be an experience, a journey that will transform you. The statue of a winged mythical god rises out of a water feature, clutching a sword, inviting you inside.
The interiors of this five-bedroom home are like no other. The distinctive dwelling has bounced on and off the market since 2017, once listed for as much as $1.2 million. The asking price is now $539,900—still much higher than the city’s $199,000 median list price.
It’s marketed as a potential bed and breakfast or a vacation rental—probably as a result of the home’s interesting interior design choices.
A guesthouse along the Mississippi River could be used for the owner’s quarters, or to bunk friends and family members staying overnight.
Begin your journey in the kitchen, where the pastel walls are enlivened by a frosted-glass partition depicting a manta ray. A swordfish is splashed across one wall of the island.
The living room is where the aquatic theme comes full circle.
A ceiling mimics a lake, as seen from below, and a fearsome, life-size shark sits sentry above the couch.
Even deeper: A media room is awash in a greenish haze (akin to the floor of a lake, perhaps?) along with greenery—not art—on the walls.
In one bathroom, another swordfish serves as a custom design on one wall of the walk-in shower, paired with soft blue lighting, as if you’re taking a scuba diving outing.
Meanwhile, a gorgeous stained-glass window (again, depicting lake life) hovers above the soaking tub.
And in one bedroom, instead of a cute valance, thatched-hut trim is attached to the curtain rod, with a faux palm tree off to the side, for a definite tiki vibe.
Another bedroom also departs from the norm, with two faux stone boulders flanking each side of the bed, and a large round mirror on the ceiling as a pièce de résistance.
Luxury materials like onyx stone were employed throughout. Fiber-optic lighting throughout the home allows for splashes of color to illuminate the space.
The property, which is set on a 1.18-acre lot, also features an outdoor, in-ground pool. A path runs between the main house and guesthouse, which has a raised deck and a staircase along the river. There’s also a luxury fire pit on a dedicated deck.
Will a fan of deep-sea fishing and aquatic-themed homes be compelled to put in an offer? After all, fishing is what makes the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” hum, whether it’s a sunny summer day or ice fishing come winter.
The home is listed with Zach Duckworth of Keller Williams Preferred Realty.
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