MN Nice Homes: Former Twin Glen Perkins is selling his farmhouse estate in Lakeville

It has a covered ice rink, a pool and pool house, and a tavern with six beer taps, among other features.
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If a home embodied a Minnesotan, this one would be it. 

Located on 20 acres on the Vermillion River in Lakeville, this custom-built farmhouse estate with a silo and several outbuildings is on the market for $2.5 million, the listing says

The home on Dodd Boulevard is owned by former Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha Weber Perkins. Listing agent Don Edam, of Engel & Völkers, said the sellers have loved living at the home and are just looking for a change of pace.

The Perkins built the custom, 5,823 square foot home in 2017 on the site of a former homestead, tearing down the original home and repurposing the outbuildings for entertaining. 

Here's a look inside: 

On the west end of the property, there's an open-air, full-size ice hockey rink, named "Miniucci," and a warming house that's been used for team practices and birthday parties. 

On the north side of the property, there's a saltwater pool with an integrated hot tub and pool house with a bathroom and laundry. 

To the south is the original barn, which served as a stable, that has been turned into a woodshop with a hydraulic lift that can carry a car. Attached to the barn, where the jockeys used to hang out, is a tavern with a brewing room, seating area and six taps, Edam said. 

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And that's all before you're inside the actual house. The home itself has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a two-story kitchen and living area with a catwalk overhead.

Attached to the home is a silo, which offers curved walls for the gym and guest bedroom downstairs, an office on the main level and the closets for the kids' bedrooms. In the closets, there are ladders leading up to a 360-degree view from a fort/playroom area, Edam described. 

The attention to detail in the home is impressive, giving it the full farmhouse feel with exposed wood beams throughout the home, sliding barn doors and wood accent walls, with Edam noting the stairs are made of reclaimed wood from the original home on the property and some of the wood accent walls were made with wood reclaimed from a 1920s Lakeville barn. 

Also on the property – and available to purchase with the home – are chickens and goats. The goats, named Jim and Dwight, have their own Dunder Mifflin sign, paying tribute to "The Office" because the owners are fans of the NBC show, Edam said. 

"[The home] is pretty amazing," Edam told BMTN on Friday. "It really appeals to a very broad spectrum of people."

The showings the home has had so far have ranged from CEOs and athletes, to people living on acreage looking for something new, to people living in a city who are looking for space in the time of the pandemic.

"I've had people from the city – I call it kind of the COVID lifestyle – they're looking for that space now, and kind of that all-in-one atmosphere that they can go live every single day and not have to go anywhere else, and have people over and be able to truly live locally within their own homestead," Edam said. 

The listing includes the 10-acre homestead and another 10-acre parcel of land to the north of the property, however there are 80 adjoining acres that are also available for purchase, Edam said. In total, the Perkins own 100 acres, much of which is being used for farmland and contains a big pond and the Vermillion River snaking through. 

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