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How Unwanted Land Turned into a Great Opportunity to Build Your Custom Dream Villa

When a mother in her 90’s found herself with an eight-acre parcel of property in Eden Prairie that her kids didn’t want to take over, they sold the property to a developer. Teams removed over 40,000 cubic yards of dirt to mold this property into Highland Court!

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Eden Prairie, the development is 20 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to downtown, and only 5 minutes from any comfort you may have. You’ll find nearby retail shops, restaurants, a nature preserve, and much more. With the new addition of the Southwest Rail, you’ll also be connected to major activity centers and the integrated system of transitways.

Development on this property started in November of 2019 with infrastructure and roads. Throughout the first year, four units were completed. Fast forward to today, 2022, and there are only four remaining units in this seventeen-property development. These are not your traditional production homes. Highland Court’s high-end luxury villas offer homeowners the opportunity to customize the villas.

And, when Wooddale Builders says luxury villa, they mean it. Founded by Steve Schwieters in 1975, Wooddale Builders is Minnesota’s leading builder of luxury custom homes. You can see their expert craftsmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of the home. When you walk into a home at the million-dollar or more price point, you’re going to feel the value of every dollar. Steve and his team don’t cut corners; they do it right.








Wooddale’s team is passionate about building YOUR home, not their vision. Whether you want inset cabinets, overlays, white oak hardwood floors, a unique facade, or more, they are accommodating. You can do just about anything with your dream villa! That’s not even the best part. The experience of working with Wooddale Builders is like no other. Forty years later, Steve is still hands-on with every project. He cares about the handshake, the relationship not only during the build but after, and cares that you are happy with your home. When you work with Wooddale, you can trust that Steve and his team are keeping a close eye on both the big picture and the fine details of your project.

This development and the ability to custom-build your very own dream villa is a unique opportunity you can’t pass up! Our powerful team is ready to assist you. If you’re interested in learning more about Highland Court, or a private showing, contact Jacob Schwan at

Jacob Schwan

Helgeson-Platzke Real Estate Group