Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

A fairy tale house in Hackensack August 14, 2009

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Aesthetically pleasing and enchanting, this Hackensack house invites passersby to

Aesthetically pleasing, this enchanting Hackensack, Minnesota, house invites passersby to linger.

Look at this house. Just look at it.

I couldn’t get enough of this charming home along First Street in Hackensack.

Who paints their house this sweet, sugary pink anyway? Someone artistic and creative and daring, I suspect.

Located only a block from the statue of Paul Bunyan’s sweetheart, Lucette, the fairy tale cottage beckoned me to linger on a recent visit to this small town that lies between Brainerd and Bemidji.

So much for my eyes to take in—a lantern style lamp to the right of the entry, the arch of the door, the black iron decorative hinges, the scrollwork above the first floor windows, an upper window thrown open, stonework edging the doorway and the front of the house, the aesthetically pleasing curves of the sidewalk.

Details. Craftsmanship. No cookie cutter style architecture here.

I love this house.

And although the identity of the homeowner remains unknown to me, clues abound. Groupings of outdoor furniture hint at someone who loves to entertain and socialize, maybe even relaxes here with a good book in the cool of the shade trees.

Plants and flowers indicate a gardener.

Maybe my guesses are correct. Maybe not.

But whoever lives here, know that I appreciate your lovely, pretty, quaint, charming, enchanting dream of a home in Hackensack.

(Click on the photo to enlarge it so that you too can see the detailed beauty of this home.)