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One of Kind Horse Property with Park Like Grounds

Stillwater, Washington County , Minnesota

uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • 4 barns with 5 stalls

Property description

For the equestrian enthusiast this is an absolutely “turnkey” operation as it incorporates 4 barns, 5 box stalls in the main barn, heated tack room, 8 immaculately maintained and fenced pastures, outdoor riding ring, four automatic livestock watering units, five hydrants, three wells and close to two miles of high tensile electric pasture fencing.

First time offering of this exquisite property located in beautiful Stillwater Township, Minnesota! This Hallmark Property is Truly One of Kind in the area! Located just 3 miles from Historic Stillwater, 20 minutes from St. Paul, 35 minutes to Minneapolis and the MSP International Airport. This property is an oasis of PRIVACY, totally surrounded with dense native and planted trees yet with efficient access to commerce and economic activity. Cherish the serenity of 360 degree views framing picturesque sites from all directions. This pristine property offers 38.75 acres of diverse landscapes from lowland hardwoods and creek bottoms to rolling hills, meadows, pastures, a planted prairie and a vibrant wetland. Silver Creek on the property northeast flowing within this designated wetland, alongside bordering land with a conservation easement, provides enhanced privacy and wildlife habitat. Let your imagination run wild as this piece of paradise is set up beautifully for a winery, organic farming, wedding venue, cattle operation or other livestock opportunities, OR your own private retreat!

If the park-like grounds and manicured pastures aren’t enough to make you smile - the absolutely charming main homestead designed by Dale Mulfinger with Sala Architects and constructed by Bob Hagstrom with Hagstrom Builders will take your breath away! This home was featured in the 1994 “Fine Homebuilding Magazine” article “A House that Fits its Site” as well as the 1994 spring edition of Better Homes and Gardens “Home Plan Ideas” magazine highlighting practical simplicity and functionality. The exterior of the home is graced with two St. Croix Valley Limestone fireplace chases custom built by Siegfried Construction along with an additional 110 tons of St. Croix Valley limestone on the house exterior. The roof is constructed of new #1 hand split cedar shakes and framed by all new copper valleys, chimney caps, flu caps, drip edge, gutter and downspouts. The two porches are post and beam architecture highlighted by reclaimed timbers out of a wharf in Seattle, WA. The flow of the home floor plan is open and includes an integration of the kitchen and living room for entertaining or coming together as a family as well as providing sanctuaries for tranquility for reading your favorite book or enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the sunrise above the vista. The 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 1 office with a fireplace offering with a master suite provides seamless function, and the two-story living room / loft style design offers openness and appeal. The kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances for the cook in the family and is sure to impress! A couple other fun features of this home include a cinder block dog wash and a root cellar in the lower level.


Home Features

  • House designed by Dale Mulfinger with SALA Architects with a philosophy of practical simplicity and functionality
  • Last house built by Bob Hagstrom of Hagstrom Builders
  • Home featured on the front cover of the January 1994 Fine Homebuilding magazine as a “House That Fits It’s Site”
  • Written up in the Spring 1994 edition of Better Homes and Gardens Home Plan Ideas magazine
  • Two fireplaces made of St Croix Valley limestone and built by Tim Siegfried of Siegfried Construction, Inc.
  • Two porches have posts and beams that are made from reclaimed timbers out of a wharf in Seattle, WA.
  • New #1 hand split cedar shake roofs on home and all barns in 2018
  • All new copper valleys, chimney cap, flu caps, drip edge, gutters and downspouts in 2018
  • 110 tons of genuine St Croix Valley limestone on the house exterior, supported by 12” thick walls to accommodate the 4” thickness of the natural stones
  • Master bedroom has a walk in cedar closet
  • Cinder block dog shower in the basement
  • Root cellar accessed from the basement
  • Home and barns have a split bus emergency generator system as an electrical system back-up

Lot Features

  • Unique property - no comps available and home has never been sold
  • Absolute limited supply of pristine 38.75 acres of land in beautiful Stillwater Township with ultimate privacy yet within 3 miles of historic downtown Stillwater, and close proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, MSP International Airport and within Stillwater District 834 School System
  • Unlimited potential as single family residence, a private retreat, a winery, a horse and cattle operation, or for multiples of other agricultural ventures in one’s imagination
  • Property surrounded by or includes:
  • Dense native and planted trees to include many very large, clearly visible, mature Burr Oak trees
  • Silver Creek on NE corner of property and wetland
  • Adjacent land to the north with a designated conservation easement and a lowland hardwood forest
  • Virtually 360 degrees of uninterrupted PRIVACY
  • Property has multiple grass waterways and a Prairie Restorations, Inc. planted prairie for natural erosion control
  • Park like grounds and eight manicured fenced pastures
  • No commercial fertilizers used in the pastures for the last 26 years - only horse and cattle manure
  • Organic certification possibilities
  • Northwest windrow designed by the DNR to optimize wildlife and provide a natural windbreak and snow fence. The entire property is surrounded by woods
  • Close proximity to Browns Creek and the Gateway Trail
  • 38.75 acre site surveyed by Landmark Surveying in 1991
  • Many deer, wild turkeys, some pheasants, eagles and sandhill cranes
  • Two large wild raspberry patches within 200 feet of the house
  • Prairie Restorations Inc. planted and managed prairie

Horse Facility Features

  • Four heavy duty wooden barns, all built by Greg and Jerry of Langer Farm & Home Buildings
  • Five box stalls in the main barn with workshop space in the other half of the barn
  • Extra large hay mow
  • Heated tack room
  • Chicken coop in main barn
  • About 2 miles of four wire high tensile electric fencing with all weather, post mounted. pasture isolation switches
  • Eight immaculate fenced pastures
  • Outdoor riding ring
  • All underground water lines are copper piping and buried about 7 feet in the ground
  • Four automatic, all weather livestock watering units and five hydrants with dedicated curb stop shutoff valves
  • Three water wells on the farm for fresh water to all buildings


  • 6 miles to schools
  • 34 miles to airports
  • 3 miles to hospitals
  • 3 miles to shopping
  • 2 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


9833 Norell Ave N, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota


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