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    Discover the art of living.

    ARTESSA MOUND HARBOR adds to the depth of boutique offerings within the Artessa Cooperatives portfolio through its rare connection and location, appropriately perched off Cooks Bay and the Lost Lake marina in the heart of the walkable Mound community. Nestled adjacent to the Dakota Regional Trail and an emerging new city park boasting a weekly farmer’s market, this cooperative is sure to delight owners passionate about the Lake Minnetonka community or the west metro regional parks connected via trails, with a choice to indulge in the vibrance of the quaint surroundings or enjoy the relaxing and refreshing lakeside retreat.

    Members are able to choose from 11 carefully selected and positioned home plans situated across 4 floors of cooperative living. The main floor boasts roughly 6,150 square feet of amenities indoors and nearly 2,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces. These indoor and outdoor living spaces act as an extension to a member’s private residence, providing a blend of larger and more intimate spaces to enjoy life by the lake. Inside the member’s private residence are 4 distinctly appointed aesthetic collections designed to provide a variety of complementary finish selections within each collection, allowing each private residence the ability to reflect the taste and personal touch of each owner. Additionally, there are 10 boat slips exclusively available to Artessa Cooperative members located adjacent to the community in Lost Lake Marina on Lake Minnetonka!

    Customizable finishes to fit your style.

    Understanding CO-OP Living

    Ownership and investment. Real community. Co-op living is designed to give you more, unlike the more traditional options of condos, townhouses, or rentals. As part of a housing cooperative, you and other members own and govern the building, land, and common areas. This community of neighbors contributes monthly to cover operating expenses.

    The many cost advantages of co-op living include a high level of owner financial security. You pay your one-time share payment (or equity payment) then your ongoing monthly membership fees. Because cooperatives operate at cost, co-op monthly fees are often well below rental market value.


    • The same tax benefits associated with home ownership
    • Lower cost of entry than with
      many condos or townhomes
    • Defined appreciation schedules
    • Ease of selling shares


    2. THE CAFE

    Do you enjoy a daily stroll down to the local coffee shop to grab a cup of joe and catch up on the daily happenings? The cafe is your new coffee shop within the comforts of the Artessa Mound Harbor living community. You’ll enjoy practicing your barista skills, relish in your dreams of opening your own tea room or simply meeting up with your new friends for a quick drink before heading out on the lake or other adventure just out the doors of the cooperative.


    A secluded lounge becomes the perfect get away for smaller social gatherings like your wine club, family holiday celebrations and anything in between.  This more intimate space within the larger commons provides opportunity to sneak away by yourself or small group of friends while still keeping an eye on community activities.

    4. THE STUDY

    A quaint nook just off the nexus of the amenity spaces, the Study can be the perfect spot to meet up before a night on the town or a great place to discuss recent news and events.

    5. THE GUILD

    Are you a crafter or have a hobby that you just can’t get enough of? This is a multi-purpose space where you can work on personal projects, collaborate with friends, or meet up and explore something completely new. Whether you like working on your own or in a group, The Guild is equipped with spaces to accommodate projects of all sorts.

    6. THE DEPOT

    Reflecting the site’s heritage, the Depot is a multifaceted gathering and hosting space with a full kitchen, variety of seating spaces designed for both large and small groups to get together, a fireside lounge and drawing-room.


    Whether your daily routine involves a workout, yoga or meditation, the Wellness Suite provides an escape for you to keep that routine in check or get a chance to start a whole new one involving state of the art equipment and multi-purpose flooring selected specifically for this Artessa Mound Harbor community.


    The guest suite offers flexibility to Artessa Mound Harbor owners to put a friend or family up in its own king bed hotel suite. This suite has all the amenities you’d find in an upscale hotel room and can be reserved in advance of any family get-together to ensure those visiting have a room of their own during their stay.


    A 1,500 sf outdoor living room with an outdoor firepit, grilling station, and a mix of seating invite you to take in the vibrant neighborhood surroundings.


    PARKING Each unit comes with 1 assigned parking space [typ. 9’ X18’] within the heated garage. There are an additional 18 parking spaces in the garage that can be rented month-to-month from the cooperative for those wishing to have a 2nd car. In addition to the garage parking spaces, there are 34 spaces in the surface parking lot with convenient access to the building if you decide to stop back at the building in between errands or for your visitors looking for the front door.


    The garage has 1 designated flex stall for electric vehicle charging.


    The garage features a designated car and pet washing stall that could also be used to hose down a muddy bike should you decide to do some off-roading along the regional trails accessible directly from the Artessa Canterbury Crossing site.


    Your next Mancave or She-shed is located off the heated garage. This space accommodates woodworking, carpentry, pottery, and other forms of creative works to be completed in a room designed to get messy


    In addition to having ample closet space within each unit, each home comes with a storage locker. Lockers are spread across various levels of the building, with a handful or more available on each floor with proximity to the elevator or in the garage. An additional storage cabinet can be purchased to set in front of your vehicle in the assigned parking space – talk to your sales representative for more information.


    Bike racks are provided in a designated area of the garage.


    PICKLEBALL COURT 2 pickleball courts can be found in the northeast corner of the property. These private courts will be quite the talk of the town and the envy of your neighbors that will undoubtedly ask to join your Artessa Mound Harbor league.


    5 raised garden beds are located in the northeast corner of the terrace. Whether you’re into veggies or perennials, there is room for gardening enthusiasts of all kinds.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.

    Inside your private residence, there are 4 distinct aesthetic collections to choose from in addition to a variety of finish selections within each collection, making each home distinctive to the taste and personal touch of each owner.


    Restaurants & Groceries
    Scotty B’s Restaurant
    Dakota Junction
    Asian Bistro
    Jade Palace Restaurant
    Carbone’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill
    Surfside Bar and Grill
    Al & Alma’s Supper Club
    Vann Restaurant
    The Narrows Saloon
    Hazelwood Food and Drink
    Buddy Boy Fine Barbeque
    Joey Nova’s Pizzeria
    St. Boni Bistro
    Ox Yoke Inn
    North Coop Restaurant & Bar
    Lagos Tacos
    Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
    McGarry’s Pub
    The Lake Room
    Jubilee Foods
    Lunds & Byerlys

    Recreation & Local Destinations
    Al & Alma’s Charter Cruises
    Minnetrista Apple Orchard
    Highwood Nature Trail
    Bigstone Mini Golf & Sculpture Park
    Dakota Rail Trail
    Kingswood Park
    Lost Lake
    Lake Minnetonka
    Lafayette Club
    Seasonal Farmers’ Market
    Anytime Fitness
    Burl Oak Golf Club

    Ace Hardware
    Mound True Value Hardware & Paint
    Harbor Wine & Spirits
    Lost Lake Creamery
    Excelsior Dock Cinema
    Cypress Salon & Spa
    Bella On The Bay Hair Salon
    Caribou Coffee
    Blackwater Coffee & Café
    Mocha Monkey
    Post Office
    Ridgedale Mall

    Artessa Mound Harbor Offers:

    • New Construction with premier details
    • Personalized finished that reflect your style
    • Showplace community spaces that inspire
    • Neighbors who become friends
    • Maintenance-free, amenity-rich, one-level living
    • Ownership and equity
    • Ages 62 and better

    Make your space your own.

    Members are able to choose from 11 carefully selected and positioned home plans situated across 4 floors of cooperative living. The main floor boasts roughly 6,150 square feet of amenities indoors and nearly 2,000 square feet of outdoor living spaces.

    5 out of 5 available

    5 out of 5 available

    5 out of 5 available

    5 out of 5 available

    • Marsha & Gene
      “ In our stage of life, it’s fun to move somewhere brand new. ”
      Marsha & Gene
    • Bev
      “ I had probably already made the decision to move [to a co-op] before the meeting, but looking at the floorplans and seeing all the finishes made me think, ‘yeah, I could live in a place like that ”
    • Ed
      “ I want a new lease on life. I want to change my lifestyle. The concept of community and having people my age with similar experiences attracts me to cooperative living. ”
    • Coop Member
      “ We were able to sell our home, move into a brand new community of people with similar interests. We picked out all of the interior finishes, and to top it off, we had money left from the sale of our home to travel and enjoy all the things we've talked about doing for years!
      Coop Member
    • Coop Member
      “ My social life hasn't been this great since college. ”
      Coop Member
    • Mike and Joan
      “ Our neighbors are great. And they’re already becoming real friends. ”
      Mike and Joan
    • Bryan
      “ There’s just a lot less to worry about, so I have more time. ”
    • Harry
      “ It’s just easier to do what I want to do here. ”
    • Missy and John
      “ My excitement is in the fact that I kind of feel like we’re reverting back to doing things we’re choosing rather than a list of things that need to be done. ”
      Missy and John
    • Pat
      “ I thought I would have to give up building things when I sold my house. Now I have the time, the space, and the tools to do what I love ”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    There’s an art to living. It’s doing more of what you want to do and less of what you have to do. It’s finding a community but still having your sanctuary. It’s making your space your own without starting from scratch. It’s not about having everything- it’s about having the things that matter. Artessa is for people who know it and are inspired to discover their art of living.

    Members collectively own and control the cooperative community in which they reside. Members buy a share in the cooperative corporation, which owns the land, building, and any common areas. Members receive the exclusive right to occupy a specific residence. There is a member-elected board of directors and professional management to direct and assist in operations ongoing.

    Artessa Development, an affiliate of Lifestyle Communities of Minnesota, is the developer of Artessa cooperative communities. This group brings over 35 years of experience creating cooperative communities under various cooperative brands throughout Minnesota and surrounding states. It is through this experience and relationships with thousands of cooperative members where we perfect the art of living.

    Certainly, we are proud of the numerous cooperative communities that we developed or financed over the past 35 years. Please see an Artessa representative to schedule a tour at one of the communities that will be most comparable to your interests at Artessa.

    Lifestyle Communities, an affiliate to Artessa Development remains a vital resource to the cooperative and works alongside the property management team providing lifestyle services to the members, board, and property management team. Located in Bloomington MN, FirstService Residential is the management company of choice for cooperatives and condominiums across many major metropolitan areas in the United States. The FirstService Residential Minnesota team combines its industry-leading experience and best practices with over 40 years of Twin Cities leadership in managing owner-occupied communities. Its reputation and mission of delivering exceptional service and solutions that enhance the value of every property and the lifestyle of every resident are widely respected in the marketplace and complement the Artessa Cooperative and Lifestyle Properties brands.

    Yes, Artessa Development and affiliate Lifestyle Communities take great pride in working with the members to ensure an environmentally friendly and sustainable building. The Artessa Cooperative is designed to perform with high energy efficiency in both the member residences as well the common areas. Artessa properties are built following sustainability practices that lead to a better living environment for the members and more responsible means of construction than many other developments.

    The following identifies the primary sustainability and energy efficiency measures used in Artessa:

    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    • LED lighting extensively through common amenity areas and member residences
    • Occupancy sensors are utilized in common spaces, such as stairwells and garages, to minimize energy consumption when spaces are lightly utilized or infrequently used throughout a 24-hour timeframe. Occupancy Sensors are also utilized for site lighting on parking and driving areas (Dark Sky Compliant)
    • Energy Star Appliances

    Building Materials & Practices:

    • Low VOC paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants
    • Recycled content (50% post-industrial; 25% post-consumer)
    • Regional materials (products produced within 500 miles of site)
    • Environmental flooring
    • Mold prevention materials for surfaces and shower/tub locations
    • Construction waste recycling, salvaging, and landfill diversion (up to 75%)

    The tax benefits are similar to those you enjoy with a single-family home. The real estate taxes and mortgage interest payment associated with your monthly membership fee can be tax-deductible. 

    Your share will increase at a fixed annual maximum compounded rate (typically 2%, but this rate can be found in the cooperative’s governing documents).  

    We welcome pets at Artessa as long as they are well-mannered.  Please see an Artessa representative for requirements. 

    Yes. No smoking is allowed in individual residences, common areas or on the grounds of the cooperative. 

    We know that storage is an important feature when looking to make a move.  At Artessa we strive to include large spacious closets and cabinets within each residence as well as provide separate individual storage areas within the community for those items you treasure but might not use on a daily basis 

    Once you’re ready to move forward, you’ll meet with an Artessa representative to complete a reservation agreement. This allows you priority to select the residence of your choice without a big financial and emotional commitment. The reservation fee is $1,000 and is fully refundable if you decide not to move forward, or it will be applied to your future purchase. 

    One of the unique features of moving into Artessa is your ability to personalize your home to fit your taste.  As part of the buying experience, you will meet with the Design Project Manager to select a variety of custom options such as countertops, lighting, flooring, appliances, cabinets and so much more.   

    Yes. Typically one nicely appointed guest suite is available for friends and family for a small fee that supports the cooperatives’ operating budget.   

    At Artessa, you receive one underground heated garage stall with your purchase. Extra underground garage spaces are available for rent and are assigned based on availability and reservation priority. Additional surface parking is also available at no cost. 

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