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6 Excellent Homes in Minneapolis

Lowry Hill

This seven bedroom from 1910 Prairie House is in an area known for its historic architecture, green spaces and the Walker Art Center. Built by George Maher for the family of a lumber magnate, it retains its hipped roof, stucco cladding, pocket doors, wainscoting, six chimneys, 60 leaded windows with a poppy motif, and halls ornate formals; modern accommodations include a chef’s kitchen and family recreation room.

Accommodation

The landscaped grounds include a deck, porch and a four car garage with a car apartment. $2,850,000. Meredith Howell, Coldwell Banker Realty, (612) 940-4566.

East-Central East

Accommodation

North Star Lofts is located in the Mill neighborhood near the Mississippi River and the Stone Arch Bridge. This two bedroom penthouse features a main living space with a 20-foot ceiling, limestone brick wall with two stories of windows and a wood-burning fireplace; a balcony with a view of the city; an owner’s suite with laundry area; and a steel staircase to an office and a second bedroom.

Accommodation

The apartment comes with four parking spaces and a designated storage space. $2,195,000. Betsy Lucas and Ruth Bowe, Coldwell Banker Realty, (612) 327-5905.

Fulton

Accommodation

This five bedroom The modern farmhouse style home is within walking distance to Minnehaha Creek and York Park. The 1949 home, rebuilt in 2021, has an open-concept main floor featuring a kitchen with island and beverage center and a living room with fireplace; a second floor with four bedrooms and a laundry room; and a basement with a fifth bedroom, additional living space and wet bar.

Accommodation

The lot, flanked by mature evergreens, includes a backyard and a two-car garage. $1,275,000. Don Edam, Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown, (612) 840-7638.

Linden hills

Accommodation

A few steps from Lake Bde Maka Ska and the Grands Tours, this two-piece from 1957 was recreated by contemporary architect Jim Jennings in 2015 as the Art of Reflection, a vacation property. The home features walls of windows with lake views, an Italian chef’s kitchen, and a lower level with Italian tile floors and a gas fireplace.

Accommodation

The designer-landscaped grounds include 40 birch trees, a stone-walled patio with a lighted reflecting pool, and a seven-car heated campground. $2,495,000. John T. Wanninger, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, (952) 240-7600.

Cedar-Isles-Dean

Accommodation

This four bedroom Tudor is a short walk to Cedar Lake, Lake of the Islands, Bde Maka Ska Lake, and parks, trails, beaches, and restaurants. The newly remodeled 1929 home features arched doorways, two fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen with marble countertops and a burr walnut island, a dining room with leaded glass French doors to the patio, and a level lower finished with family room, pool table, laundry room and storage.

Accommodation

The hilltop lot features a landscaped front lawn and a fenced back lawn and yard with barbecue. $1,649,000. Susan Hewitson, Fazendin Realtors/Luxury Portfolio International, (612) 232-3320.

Warehouse District

Accommodation

5th Avenue Lofts in the North Loop is close to restaurants, parks, the Mississippi River, the Great River Road, and the Mississippi Walking Path. This two bedroom condo has an open kitchen with island, owner’s suite with private bathroom and walk-in closet, second bedroom with sliding barn door and built-ins, guest bathroom, laundry room with storage; and balcony with gas connection for a grill.

Accommodation

The apartment includes access to a garage, fitness center, common rooms and rooftop terraces. $475,000. Ben Ganje, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, (651) 442-6161.

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