Home with History Ready for New Owners

vasachildrenshome_400An amazing home that played a part in Minnesota history is for sale in Vasa, MN. The Barker & Hedges Team with Re/Max Results, a leader in the Twin Cities real estate market, is offering this exquisitely restored home that once served as Lutheran Social Services Vasa Children’s Home. Located at 15251 Old Children’s Home Road in Vasa, Minnesota, this home was built in 1899. For 27 years, this house was the dormitory for the Vasa Children’s Home. From 1926 to 1968, the property was used for many purposes, including as grain storage for local farmers.

In 1968 the home, remaining structures and land were purchased as a single family residence.  The previous owners began the work of restoring both soundness and beauty to the structures. Over the course of eight years, they dismantled deteriorating buildings and incorporated many of the recovered materials into renovations within the home. The end result is a seven bedroom, three bathroom home with a about 6,000-square-feet of interior space and perched on about 34½ acres of land.

In 1974, the newly remodeled home and remaining acreage were purchased by the current owners. They transformed what had been a pleasant country home into a grand country estate, complete with extensive landscaping, perennial gardens, a sunken pond and an orchard, all behind a secured gate and maintenance-free fence. A heated six car garage was built with adjoining green house. What had been a bunk house was converted into a three car garage, which is currently used as a painting and potters studio, with a guest apartment on the top level.

For the price of $1,250,000 this Neo Classic style home offers the opportunity for a new owner to place their mark on this historic property. Fully updated and restored, the new owner could also simply relax and enjoy the fruits of the previous owners' labor. With only a 50 minute drive to St. Paul via Highway 52, the property could serve as a main residence or would be great as a secluded weekend retreat. Located in the center of the Cannon River Valley, the peaceful setting is sure to bring happiness to whoever buys this home.

To learn more about the former Vasa Children’s Home or to schedule a showing, contact Barker & Hedges Team Re/Max Results Realtor Matt Barker at matt@barkerhedges.com, 651-789-5329, or http://www.historicvasachildrenshome.com/

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