Minnesota Estate With ‘50s-Style Malt Shop

Photo by: Zillow A 1950s-style malt shop – complete with a bar, booth tables and black-and-white checkered floors – sits on the ground level of the guesthouse of this 30-acre estate on Big Chippewa Lake. An efficiency apartment can be found on the second floor.

Put on your poodle skirt and pick out a song on the jukebox for today’s cool house tour. Set on 1,230 feet of frontage on Big Chippewa Lake (more on that later), this incredible estate comes with its very own 1950s-style malt shop.

The delightfully retro space has everything you’d expect: black-and-white checkered floors, spinning stools, sweetheart chairs, and lots and lots of ‘50s memorabilia. We wonder if that classic-car-style golf cart is included in the asking price?

As you might have guessed, a homeowner who builds a ‘50s malt shop on their property doesn’t stop there. The estate also includes an indoor swimming pool, a billiards room, a theater, a sand volleyball court and a children’s playhouse fashioned to look like a schoolhouse.

Walking paths wind through the 30-acre property’s gardens – complete with two gazebos and bridges crossing a tranquil pond – and the grassy lawn leads to a private beach with a dock and five boat slips. You’ve got to see this place for yourself – don’t miss the gallery above.

About the House

Playhouse: Lakefront Estate in Garfield, Minn.
  • Location: Garfield, Minn.
  • Listed By: Paula Jackson of RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty
  • Price: $7,900,000

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