Fern Hill

“Minnesota Twins” x 2

Identical or Fraternal? Look closely in the photo above, and you’ll see not one but two trunks at the base of this tree, located about 1/2 mile west of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood. The tree — make that tree(s) — command a key intersection, which give passing motorists (and...
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Curb Appeal: When Less is More

Addition By Subtraction Just like staging a home’s interior is mostly about subtraction, not addition, improving a home’s curb appeal is usually about paring back. Most common task: cutting back overgrown landscaping that obscures the home’s curb appeal. In this case, removing this Fern Hill duplex’s window awnings (above) was a 2-for-1: 1) it punched...
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What’s For Sale in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill Neighborhood? Not Much

The Neighborhood’s Two Distinguishing Features There aren’t too many Twin Cities neighborhoods that include both 1950’s ramblers for $300k, and less than one mile away custom, upper bracket Contemporaries with gorgeous views of Cedar Lake and the Downtown Minneapolis skyline commanding almost 10x that. The latter home would be 2545 Huntington (pictured above), which fetched...
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Days on Market: One (Two-Thirds of a Day??).** Number of Showings: 50+(!)

Just Listed: 2905 Princeton Ave. South in Fern Hill You might think a high(!) temperature today of 2° — never mind the windchill — would have a, umm . . . chilling effect on the Twin Cities housing market.🙂 Nope. As of late this afternoon, newly-listed 2905 Princeton Avenue South in St. Louis Park’s Fern...
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Endangered Species: Fern Hill Ramblers on .25 Acre (or more) Lots

High Demand Location Close to Lakes, Parks & Downtown Minneapolis Once upon a time — like, 1980 — there were about 50 ramblers on large lots in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood. Today? I’d estimate that there are only about 30 left — make that, 29 after the recent bulldozing of 2512 Inglewood (photo,...
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“Now You DON’T See It . . . Now You Do”

Smart Landscaping, or, “What a Difference Two Months Make!” The “it” in question would be the home ” make that homes ” at 2545 Huntington in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood, sitting at the northeast corner of Huntington and 26th St. In the top photo, the row of deciduous trees (vs. evergreen) provide a...
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