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Lake Minnetonka mansion that was scene of murder-suicide hits market for $12M

The sprawling estate is the former home of Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs.
Orono mansion Shoreline Drive 1700

The Orono estate formerly owned by Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs has been put up for sale two months after their deaths.

The couple were found dead in their mansion at 1700 Shoreline Drive this past April in what authorities ruled was a murder-suicide.

Now, the 20+ acre estate is up for sale through Coldwell Banker Burnet, with the listing going live on its website on Thursday.

The asking price has been set at $11,995,000, which comes with 1,951 feet of shoreline that's split between Lake Minnetonka and Tanager Lake.

Across the estate there is 30,000-plus square-feet of floorspace, most of it in the centerpiece Georgian-colonial style mansion that comprises 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

It also has a pool and spa and a tennis court on its grounds, while the property tax set for 2019 is $85,590.

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"The most extraordinary and long admired estates on Lake Minnetonka," the listing says. "The commanding views and privacy will leave you breathless."

A 2014 Star Tribune profile on Irwin Jacobs, who is believed to have killed his wife before killing himself, revealed he was trying to sell it for $22 million.

You can find the full listing here.

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