Built in 1891 by Hermann Kretz, a well known architect in the area, the home was designed for the Henry Defiel family. Mr. Defiel owned the People’s Ice Company, obtaining ice in the winter from Lake Minnetonka and White Bear Lake.
The architectural detail in this Queen Anne Victorian is unique since the exterior is constructed of brick. The masonry touches, as seen in the oval windows on the front of the home, give the home a slightly romantic feel. The home has roughly 4000 square feet and is located in Dayton’s Bluff.