This Minneapolis Mid-Century Modern House for Sale Includes a Full Shuffleboard Court in the Hallway

published Dec 12, 2022
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Finding a charming home with quirky, unexpected amenities is the ultimate dream for most home buyers, and one Minneapolis mid-century modern for sale achieves that goal in spades. Popping up on Zillow Gone Wild, photos of the four-bedroom, three-bath listing seem pretty standard — that is, until you scope the surprise shuffleboard court on the floor in both the living space and the laundry room.

The home, built in 1955, is currently up for grabs at $825,000, offering more than 3,200 square feet of living space, floor-to-ceiling windows in many rooms for ample natural light throughout, and an expansive deck that overlooks nearby Diamond Lake. Fans of the viral home listing account know they love a mid-century modern home, and this one boasts plenty of attractive qualities that will surely make one lucky buyer happy, with the shuffleboard court serving as a surprising cherry on top.

Shuffleboard has certainly seen a resurgence in recent years, with shuffleboard clubs popping up in cities around the country. The game serves as a fun, kitschy antidote to crowded nightclubs and bars, and can be enjoyed by adults of all ages and ability levels. The game itself is similar to billiards, in which players use shuffleboard cues to push their pucks into corresponding scoring zones, as opponents aim to bump rival players’ pucks out of their zones. It’s a low-key, relatively low-stakes party game that can keep guests entertained for hours, as the future buyers of this home might soon discover upon moving in.

According to Curbed, the tiled court comes courtesy of modernist architect Carl Graffunder, who designed the home for his sister and her family in the mid-1950s. Graffunder’s sister reportedly owned a local tile shop, with the many tiles throughout the home paying homage to her line of work. Zillow Gone Wild fans and followers on Twitter and Instagram seemed to swoon over the home’s shuffleboard court, with plenty calling it their “dream home.” On Instagram, the jokes were aplenty, with one person writing: “Everyday I’m shufflin’.”

If you’re in the market for a Minneapolis abode with ample charm and plenty of opportunities for fun, this might just be your dream home, too. Game face and competitive spirit not required, but highly encouraged upon move-in.