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Welcome to Celebrity Homes Week where every day for five days we will feature an article about celebrity homes in Minnesota to give you a glimpse of the homes of Minnesota’s rich n’ famous. The articles will feature information, pictures, and video of Minnesota’s most famous celebrities. We start off the week with the homes of Minnesota sports figures.

Joe Mauer grew up on Lexington Parkway in St. Paul Minnesota and attended Cretin Derham Hall High School. Today, Mauer is the biggest celebrity in Minnesota and is known worldwide. He owns a modest condo is downtown St. Paul and a large cabin retreat an hour outside of the Twin Cities that was described an “man-tastic” by one of Mauer’s friends. From Star Tribune:

The ranch features a movie theater, bowling alley, batting cage, hydrotherapy pool with underwater treadmill, an oxygen room, flat-screen TVs, a recording booth for his budding rap career, swaths of land for hunting and hiking and a pond good for fishing or hockey.

According to family and friends it is the one thing Mauer has spent a large amount of money on. However, that was before he signed a new contract this season for 8 years and $184 million.

The video below is a short promotion for the ESPN show Homecoming With Rick Reilly that featured Mauer.

Joe Mauer Homecoming Clip

Kevin Garnett's home on Lake Minnetonka (credit to virtualglobetrotting.com)

Kevin Garnett is widely known to own two homes in the Minnetonka area. Recently however, Garnett sold one of his two Minnesota homes to an unknown buyer (rumored to be former UnitedHealth Group CEO William McGuire). The property, situated at 450 Orono Orchard Road in Orono, has four bedrooms and six bathrooms and more than 10,000 square feet. The property is appraised at $4 million according to Hennepin County property records but sold for just $3 million. Garnett, who now plays for the Boston Celtics, owns another property on Lake Minnetonka in Orono on Maxwell/Stubbs Bay and is rumored to be occupied by one of his sisters. He purchased that home in 2006 for $6.4 million. The home has more than 12,000 square feet and features seven bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. For pictures of the home he sold click here. For more on the sale visit Startribune.com.

Adrian Peterson’s home is nestled in a quiet Eden Prairie neighborhood. Peterson, star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, bought his Eden Prairie home in 2007 shortly after being drafted by the team. He paid $666,600 for the modest-by-celebrity-standards home which features five bedrooms, four baths, and nearly four thousand square feet. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is a short drive to the Vikings training facility. For a slide show of his home visit Startribune.com. To see the full episode of Adrian Peterson on CMT Cribs click Adrian Peterson CMT Cribs or watch the clip below.

Adrian Peterson CMT Cribs Clip

Credit Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

Celebrity/sports couple Kristi Yamaguchi and Bret Hedican have a cabin on the oh so popular Gull Lake just outside of Brainerd Minnesota. Yamauchi, who won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics for figure skating, and Hedican, a former NHL defenseman and St. Paul native, wed in 2000. Hedican had owned the property since 1993 but tore down the existing home in 1999 and built a beautiful log cabin in its place. The cabin is appraised at $1.34 million according to property records and boasts plenty of sports memorabilia and has magnificent views of the lake. The couple spends nearly a month every summer at the cabin after splitting time between their North Carolina and California homes. For pictures and more information on their cabin visit mspmag.com.

Vikings Steve Hutchinson house

Steve Hutchinson's bar in his Minnesota home (credit Susan Gilmore of Midwest Home Magazine).

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson’s home was featured in Midwest Home Magazine. It took Steve and his wife, Landyn, three years to build their five bedroom, seven bath, house. However, the home was well worth the wait recalls Landyn,

“We walked in and everything was done: The pictures were hung, the beds were made, the furniture was in place. All we had to do was put the dishes in the cabinets.”

The 9,000 square foot Nantucket-style home is custom designed to fulfill the needs of their family (they have two children) and Steve’s huge 6 foot 5 inch body. A majority of the home is designed for entertainment as the backyard pool is perfect for the kids enjoyment and a basement sports bar displaying memorabilia from Steve’s career is the perfect backdrop for Steve to entertain his teammates and friends.

The handsome lower level is Steve’s domain. Relaxation is the game plan here, as card and pool tables, a dartboard, and a built-in beer tap attest. The action centers on a bar with backlit shelves and two TV screens. Wood paneling and leather furnishings underscore the masculine tone, while 10-foot ceilings open things up. “I don’t feel like Gulliver down here,” says Steve, whose collection of autographed helmets line up around the room. “I feel like I belong.”

The Hutchinsons worked closely with David Bieker of Denali Custom Homes and interior designer Martha O’Hara to get exactly what they wanted.

“I wanted it to look like Martha Stewart lived here,” says Landyn.

For more visit Midwest Home Mag.

Check in tomorrow for more celebrity homes in Minnesota featuring Minnesota’s fallen moguls!

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