Lange and Shepard bought the home in 1994 for $415,000, according to Minnesota’s Star Tribune. It used to be a bed and breakfast, and the couple has made major renovations to the home. It has four bedrooms, three full baths, one 3/4 and one 1/2 bath according to listing information.
It seems that people from the area are a little up-in-arms over Lange’s thoughts on little Stillwater. She was quoted as saying that the town has too many gift shops and condominiums, that it used to have a great deal of character but had been yuppified. Comments on the Star Tribune article show some local frustration over her comments.
Surprisingly, some commenters actually agreed that Stillwater has lost some of its charm. We don’t think that will help them sell the home in that neighborhood, though.
Once you take a look at the house, it certainly does have some charm of its own. It’s over 2 stories and you can certainly tell the rooms that have been added on at one point or another. Just look for the banks of windows on the side. That said, those rooms with all of the windows? Lots of light and outstanding views. We wonder if they’re hard to heat in those nasty Minnesota winters?
It looks like the house has mostly hardwood floors throughout. Not a huge fan of the decorations, especially the beige sunroom with beige furniture. Having lived in apartments for way too many years, we’re just a little bit sick of white and beige.
The pool and pool house look quite nice – good for summer days. The property has a ton of trees and a pond, which makes for some nice views. And privacy.
We mostly like the kitchen. It has a fairly light floor and what looks to be white-ish cabinets. It’s a little bit too country-style for our taste, but we do like the butcher-block island and ample storage. Oh, and the stainless steel appliances and sinks, too.
Lange and Shepard now live in Manhattan, but still have property in Minnesota, near where Lange was born.