Homes for sale Ferndale Road, Wayzata

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The Ferndale area has been home to captains of industry since 1878. Imager courtesy Minneapolis Real Estate Board 1903.
The Ferndale area has been home to captains of industry since 1878. Image courtesy Minneapolis Real Estate Board 1903.

Prestigious Area of magnificent villas

If you are looking for a home on Ferndale Rd. in Wayzata MN, look no further than this web page from Wayzata Real Estate. Ferndale Road is home to some of the most grand and historic estates and mansions in Minnesota–owned by captains of industry both in the past and the present. It was also one of the very first places to be settled in Wayzata.

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B.F. Christlieb filed the first survey for Harrington Road which later became Ferndale Road in the year 1860. Image courtesy Happenings in Wayzata.

Ferndale Road was previously known as Harrington Road when B.F. Christlieb of Long Lake filed a survey with the Minnetonka Town Board to establish the first legal wagon road in the township, according to Happenings in Wayzata by E.W. Meyer.  The road began at the farm of J.S. Harrington and ran to South Watertown trail which apparently was about a mile west of Wayzata at that time.

Business tycoons

Business tycoons began moving to the Ferndale area sometime after 1878 and included notable people such as Charles M. Hardenbergh, George H. Christian who bought Point Lookout and the island off the Point, Fred C. Pillsbury, John S. Pillsbury, William G. Northrup, James F. Bell, Edmund J. Phelps, Albert C. Loring, and George W. Porter to name a few.

Location, Location, Location

Ferndale Road South and Ferdale Road West run along homes in Orono and Wayzata that overlook Wayzata Bay homes for sale on Lake Minnetonka and ends at Shoreline Drive and Country Road 15. Ferndale Road North runs through Orono and Plymouth up to County Road 6.  Ferndale Woods Road is also located in this area off of Bovey Road.

The Highcroft Estate was one of the most impressive of it's day.
The Highcroft Estate in Ferndale. Image courtesy Wayzata Historical Society.

Party likes it’s 1923

One example of a fourth of July party on Ferndale can be found in the Minneapolis Journal which detailed the sports, picnics, dances and fireworks offered by F.B. Wells during a Dutch Treat Costume Party to 250 young people who paid $2 each for the privilege of attending the midsummer frolic.

Ferndale Road house for sale

Looking for an upper bracket estate and an address with prestige in an exclusive area?  This is the place to be.  Have a home for sale on Ferndale Road?  Please fill out the complimentary market analysis form as this is the first step to get your home listed and sold with Dan Gustafson of Coldwell Banker Burnet.