Classic American Colonial featured in a movie!

Classic American Colonial featured in a movie!


Apr 2015

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

This home was built in 1948 to promote the movie "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. We have updated it, but
it is still known by long-time local residents as "the dream house". It rests on a large lot in a quiet neighborhood. There is a dishwasher, washer and dryer, 2 full bathrooms and one 1/2 bath, and we have a car for your use. Eleven miles from the Mall of America for shopping. Downtown St. Paul is quite close and downtown Minneapolis is about 14 miles. There are many cultural opportunities in the Twin Cities, from museums to theatres. Minneapolis is home to the world famous Guthrie Theatre and St. Paul boasts the Fitzgerald. There are many excellent restaurants of just about any cuisine that one would care to experience. The city of Minneapolis has three beautiful lakes that are lovely to drive around with many large older homes of the mansion variety for those who appreciate architecture to enjoy looking at. In St. Paul you can tour the James J. Hill house and in Minneapolis The Swedish Institute is open for touring.
The port city of Duluth is 150 miles north and makes a great day trip. It is well worth it to walk out on the causeway and perhaps view ships going through the lift bridge.
In the winter you can try cross country or downhill skiing. And we may be able to arrange for a friend to initiate you into ice fishing!


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More about us

  1. We're a couple with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

  2. John is in marketing and Marjorie is a minister and part-time designer.

  3. Our younger daughter, Patience, has lived in Prague since December of 2015.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar, Black Sheep Pizza (not owned by Black Sheep Coffee!), and the iconic Mickey's Diner, all downtown St. Paul.
Cool bars
St. Paul Grill with craft beers. The Happy Gnome.
Cozy cafés
Black Sheep Coffee Cafe on Southview Boulevard, 1.5 miles away. Best coffee in the Twin Cities!
Retail therapy
Mall of America, 11 miles!
Bit of culture
Twin Cities, home of the world famous Guthrie Theatre, Ordway Theater, Children's Theatre, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Museum.
Walks in the park
The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are filled with lakes and parks. There are many trails and bicycle routes.
Spot of exercise
Downhill and cross country skiing, fishing, ice fishing, rent bicycles around the cities in the summer.
Day tripping
Duluth, Minnesota. 150 miles away. A lovely city overlooking the largest, inland, freshwater lake in the world. Continue up the North Shore for beautiful view and some great hiking.

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