Smart Landscaping, or, “What a Difference Three Weeks Makes!”

The “it” in question would be the contemporary home ” make that homes ” at 2545 Huntington in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood overlooking Cedar Lake and the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

The two-story structure on the south end of the lot (photos above and below left) is the main home; its smaller 1st cousin to the north is a guest house (they’re connected by their own skyway).

The property originally came on the market in February, 2017 for $4.8 million; it’s currently listed for $2.999M.

Before & After (the leaves fall)

What you can’t tell from the two photos is that the row of deciduous trees (vs. evergreen) is strategically located on the south side of the (main) home.

What difference does that make?

In the summer, when it’s hot (or supposed to be ” this IS Minnesota), the trees’ leaves block out the sun.

In the winter, when it’s decidedly not (hot) . . . the bare trees let the sun in.

Smart . . .

P.S.: The one tree with green leaves in the top photo is the lone tree with now-purple/red leaves in photo #2.

Call it a “late shedder” (vs. “late bloomer”).

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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