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Minnesota Nice Homes: A French chateau hidden in White Bear Lake's woodland

The French farmhouse-style home is on the market for $1.1 million.

If you're looking for a taste of French living, you can find it hidden in the woods of White Bear Lake.

This sprawling, farmhouse-style chateau is on the market for $1.1 million, with the very private property a stone's throw from the White Bear Yacht & Golf Club.

Great if you're a golfer then, particularly considering it has its own private gate to the first hole.

But even if you're not, there's so much more to this 1927 property, which was designed by famed Philadelphia architect Frank Forster, who was known for replicating French Normandy-style chateaus.

Surrounded by courtyard walls and featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the 3,500-square-foot home is set on 1.7 acres of arboretum-style grounds.

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Listing agent Mary Hardy, of Edina Realty, calls it "a unique and intriguing home perfect for entertaining or quiet reflection."

The single-level home comes with three bedrooms and five bathrooms, a stunning kitchen, a finished basement and is situated in the Mahtomedi school district.

You can contact listing agent Mary Hardy at or by calling 612-751-0729.

Minnesota Nice Homes is a weekly feature by the Bring Me The News team, sharing cool and unusual homes on the market in Minnesota. You can find our other featured properties here.

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