Nothing excites me more than a turn-of-the-century Minneapolis lakes area home. The woodwork. The leaded glass windows. The tall, carved doors. The glass knobs. The front porch. There is a certain timeless elegance to be found in these great homes in Calhoun-Isles neighborhoods. What makes 3248 Dupont so exceptional is it has all of the old world charm, combined with the very best in modern amenities.
The classic Tudor form is stately, timeless, and inviting. 16201 Keystone is a perfect example of form and substance when it comes to the Tudor design. Much like the authentic Tudor specimens you might find in the Edina Country Club District, this luxury Lakeville home has authentic Old World Charm in spades. But the real Tudor love comes from the hand-crafted remodeling and high-end modern finishes that make it shine.
If there's one thing that moves me, it's authentic New England charm. There is something timeless and elegant in the symmetry and design of a classic Cape Cod or Colonial. Just take a drive through Edina Country Club, around Lake of the Isles, or in front of 2201 Glenhurst Rd in the Lake Forest Neighborhood, and you will feel the pull of the past on your heart strings.
True mid-century gems are few and far between in the markets today. In fact, many are being torn down in prime locations where the dirt has become more expensive (and desirable) than the home. But in Golden Valley neighborhoods like Tyrol Hills and pockets of Edina, you can still find true-to-form mid-century modern homes like 400 Westwood Drive.
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, a room with a waterfront view is the ultimate luxury. In fact, the largest luxury home market in the state is a waterfront community: Lake Minnetonka. Whether it’s the tranquility of rolling ocean waves, or the calm serenity and stillness of a lake, a waterfront vista is the most coveted amenity. Here is our selection of alluring luxury waterfront homes.
Far out western markets like Chanhassen are gaining ground, while established markets like Eden Prairie are losing ground, fueled in part by luxury demand for more pastoral settings, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but with a great school system. 908 Parkview Lane in Victoria taps into the demand for a private, secluded, ecological retreat.
One of my most favorite Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods is East Harriet. Not only will you find classic, turn-of-the-century lake homes, with built-in buffets, boxed beam ceilings, ornate wood trim and doors, and glass knobs and hardware, but you are blocks to the confluence of two wonderful bodies of water: Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet. 4832 Colfax is no exception.
It's not often that you find a home like 4533 Ewing with so many pristine, original architectural details and features from the early 20th century. And, the best part is you have all that classic charm and character, combined with thoughtful, modern updates. Learn more about this Linden Hills home for sale.
The Mid-Century Modern homes in Edina, the 1950's ramblers, are disappearing fast. In-fill new construction homes are slowly (about 200/year) replacing many of these precious specimens, which are often considered passe in terms of their size, floor plans, and amenities. But there are still opportunities out there to own one. Here's one: 6913 Dawson Ln, Edina, MN.