More Than Meets the Eye (For a Change)

Where: 1802 Colfax Ave. South, in Minneapolis’ Lowry Hill neighborhood
What: all brick 6BR/5BA; almost 6,400 FSF on a double lot
How much: $1.195M
When: originally listed 8/08; two, $100k price cuts since then
It isn’t often these days that the photos on MLS don’t do justice to the listed home. In fact, more and more, the online photos are unduly flattering, leaving prospective Buyers disappointed once they’re inside.
This isn’t that home.
With 630 square feet, the cavernous Living Room alone (pictured above) is the size of a small South Minneapolis single family home.
But the physical size doesn’t begin to do justice to the feeling you get standing in the room.
In a word, it’s . . . sumptuous.
The richness of the millwork, the grandness of the room dimensions (also created by the high ceilings), the detailed appointments — all these things simply don’t come through the pictures.
Standing in the room, you get the feeling that it was built for a Vanderbilt or a Rockefeller.
In fact, the owner is the Minnesota equivalent: a MacMillan, from the Cargill founding family.
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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