2521 Kipling in Fern Hill: March, 2018

Recognize This House Today? Me, Neither

When the listing agent (OK, me) wrote the marketing verbiage above a year ago, I was contemplating a standard overhaul.

You know, gutting the dated Owner’s Suite upstairs, opening up the almost 400 square foot space, and putting in a new, larger Master Bath.

So much for my crystal ball.

(Almost) All New

2521 Kipling: March, 2019

It turns out the new owner of 2521 Kipling in Fern Hill’s St. Louis Park neighborhood had other, more ambitious plans — like, adding a completely new 2nd story; removing the breezeway and creating a two-plus car garage with a Bedroom and dormer above; and gutting the rest of the house to the studs.

Which means in retrospect, the Buyer really paid $450k for the 1950 home’s foundation and gorgeous, 75′ x 138′ (.24 acre) lot a couple blocks west of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.

Looks like the project — which began last Fall — is about 3-4 months away from completion . . .

See also, “Ahh . . . So, THAT’S Why the Buyer’s Inspection Went So Smoothly”; “Just Listed! 2521 Kipling Avenue in Fern Hill” ; and “Going Once, Going Twice . . .” Offers on 2521 Kipling in Fern Hill Due Monday (3/26) by Noon”; and “Hmmm, That House Sure Looks Familiar . . .”

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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