Sioux Falls couple’s mansion/playhouse gains national attention

From staff reports

The Wall Street Journal’s series of stories about Sioux Falls continues this week with a look inside a 13,000-square-foot home belonging to an orthopedic surgeon.

Keith and Sara Baumgarten showed the national publication their home, which the newspaper called a “vast playland” for the couple’s four kids.

There’s a stage with velvet curtains, a hidden room, a backyard zipline and a skeeball machine.

An adjacent guesthouse includes a playhouse with bunk beds for each of the kids.

The mansion is a stark contrast to the 611-square-foot apartment the couple rented on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the publication reported.

With their first child on the way, the Baumgartens moved to Sioux Falls.

They planned to stay two years, but four kids later they have settled in the city.

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The Wall Street Journal first reported on the economic climate in Sioux Falls after responding to a pitch from a firm hired by Forward Sioux Falls. It subsequently has reported two stories on the luxury-home market here.

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Sioux Falls couple’s mansion/playhouse gains national attention

The Wall Street Journal’s series of stories about Sioux Falls continues this week with a look inside a 13,000-square-foot home belonging to an orthopedic surgeon.

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