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Award-winning contemporary vacation home on 21 acres seeks $450K

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There’s no roughing it in this sleek rural retreat

Baird & Warner/Lou Zucaro

This contemporary vacation house isn’t your old country cabin. Wrapped in corrugated aluminum, the boxy retreat is all contemporary inside and out. Constructed in 2008, the 1,600-square-foot home has earned two accolades from AIA Chicago for its design, broker Lou Zucaro writes in his description for the house. In 2009, the house earned a Distinguished Building Award from AIA Chicago while also taking home an Honor Award the following year.

Set on a 21-acre property in rural Hennepin, this contemporary outpost boasts some special features. There’s a floating, midcentury-inspired fireplace in the main living space, a custom lighting fixture that features numerous bulbs emitting soft, warm light, and large windows that obscure inside and outside worlds. There’s no roughing it here—this country retreat is glamorous more than anything.

Being located near some of the state’s best recreation spots, this sleek, fully-loaded vacation home offers the best of both worlds. It can be yours for $450,000.