Homes are famously lazy, which is why they refuse to mow their own lawn, take out their own trash, or change their own underpants. View the hard work of outstanding homeowners with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two passes to the 11th Annual Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour (a $40 value) as well as a one-year, six-issue subscription to Midwest Home magazine (a $9.95 value, for a $49.95 total value). Passes are good for one visit to each of the homes featured on the tour, which runs June 10–12, June 17–19, and June 24–26, on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. All homes can be viewed on all nine days.
Now in its 11th year, the Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour showcases nine of the area's dreamiest domiciles. Step through the prepossessing doors of multimillion-dollar mansions designed by top Twin Cities builders and view such amenities as capacious patios, vaulted ceilings, and trampoline floors. Many sites offer literature on the builders and sponsors and allow you to drop off a business card or copy of a family crest for a chance to win prizes. Fridays fete tour-goers with samples of fine wines and gourmet cheeses, letting tongues get a taste of the luxury the greedy eyes have been soaking up all along.
Event proceeds help fund the operations of Minnesota Public Radio, spreading auditory edification to those without the funds to keep a chamber quartet in the rec room. After the tour, supplement newly acquired domestic inspiration with Midwest Home, which offers bimonthly insights into the ever-evolving world of home décor.