What: 4 BR/4BA home with 4,337 FSF built in 1925 (and completely renovated since)
When: listed March 8 (11 days on market)
How much: $1.9 million
Who: listed by Mike Nash and Sherrill Kruse (broker: Edina Realty)
Minneapolis doesn’t have a Park or Fifth Avenue, where people who “have arrived” live in glorious penthouses.
Instead, it has lakes — specifically, Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, Cedar Lake and Lake Harriet.
The homes overlooking these lakes are amongst the nicest in the area, and can (still) easily fetch $3 million or more.
(Note: other city lakes include Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Brownie Lake, Wirth Lake, Grass Lake, and Diamond Lake. However, homes on these lakes typically don’t trip seven figures.)
The only catch — besides the price tag and property taxes — is that such lakeside homes come with lots of traffic, particularly in the summer months when everyone else likes to enjoy the lakes, too.
So, a nice alternative to overlooking a lake is overlooking a park — like the home pictured above.
The park in question, Kenwood Park, is located just north of Lake of the Isles, and about a mile southwest of downtown Minneapolis.
Oh — and the glorious grounds in back in back of the home — including an architect-designd summer home — are just as impressive as the view in front.