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When you think of summer in Minnesota it typically involves a nice warm evening near a body of water. During the day, you expect to be out on the water with a boat or swimming, enjoying the cool water on a hot day. In the evening, sitting near a bonfire with a drink in a cozy watching the sun set on another beautiful Minnesota day. For Judy and Michael Brisso, the home they had built in 2007 is just that.

The three-bedroom, two-bath home sits on the Otter Tail River and is located on the northeast side of Otter Tail Lake. After spending several years at the home, the Brissos will be making a move, leaving this beautiful riverside home for another’s enjoyment.

Entering the home, you will notice the wood-faced, cathedral ceilings and rock-faced gas fireplace. There is a comforting feeling you get when entering the living room as you envision sitting near the fireplace during the winter and enjoying the view of the river through the windows in the summer. The spot gives off a vibe that you could host family and friends for conversation, watch TV or relax while reading a book.

Taking a glance into the kitchen area, you see a setup that is ready to cook for company. The stainless steel appliances and spacious countertops allow family and friends to stop in, snack and head back outside for more fun.

With three bedrooms, the home allows enough room for a family or guests that stop in. The master bedroom is an ensuite with a large walk-in closet and a spa-like master bath with a double slipper tub and walk-in shower. The other bedrooms are spacious and give able opportunity for visitors to stretch out and make themselves at home.

On the lower level, is a dream for a creative person to make the house their own. Unfinished with 12-foot ceilings, the lower level offers a chance to make the space anything: family room, office, workbench space or add additional bedrooms. The house also boasts high-end mechanicals such as a Lennox A/C and Lennox Healthy Climate System.

Exiting the home to the back deck, you will notice the amount of space to look on the river and take in nature. The 48-by-12-foot deck with “sunsetter” auto-awning allows those sitting enjoying the Minnesota summer a chance to take in the breathtaking view.

In the front, a picturesque front porch gives you a view of the lush planted gardens. According to Mary Pettit, a realtor with Keller Williams, Judy was an avid gardener. The property has several raised garden beds that showcase a beautiful variety of perennials that adds that extra pop to the front of the home. On the home’s riverside, a hosta garden and plenty of foliage that provides shade for those hot summer days.

As the sun sets on the home, those that get the experience will be quite amazed with the view and the stunning interior that is presented by this modern home.


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