A true Estate with French country style designed by Murphy & Co & built by John Kraemer & Sons. This 4.7 acre property backs up to over 150+ acres of US Fish & Wildlife preserve and includes a connected lot on the Minnesota riverbank. Complete with a its own ski hill & tow rope, the home boasts an outdoor pool, glass-walled sport court & exercise room, a home theater, billiards room & a reclaimed wood shop complete with a wood-burning stove & carriage doors. With idyllic views of the Minnesota River Valley from every room, the home commands elevated sights seldom seen in the Minneapolis suburbs. Feels like the country but is 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis & close to regional & private airports, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, and more. Enjoy captivating & dramatic views from the screened porch to the rooftop terrace, with an outdoor fireplace accessed via ships ladder. Located in the secluded Bellerieve gated community, this is one of only 8 homes in the compound.