From Dowager to Belle of the Ball

Where: 2820 Huntington Ave. South, in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood
What: top-to-bottom renovation of what had formerly been a 1 1/2 story home with less than 2,000 FSF
When: listed August 6; closed Sept. 20.
How (much): asking price = $859,900; sold price = $840k (purchased last Winter for $390,000).
Who: listed by Mike Sward, Edina Realty City Lakes

Talk about leap frog: what had been the dowager of this pretty block in Fern Hill is now the belle of the ball.

You name it, they did it: dramatically opened up space (see, “What do you do with dead space?”); four all new baths; a spectacular new Kitchen; a widened, 2 car garage in place of the original one car; 3 new dormers; a brand, new lower level with 1,700(!) finished square feet (and over 4,500 total in the re-done home); and a new mud room.

And on and on.

The result?

A quick sale (after about a month of market time) for virtually full price, followed by an even quicker closer (one week).

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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