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Guess When This House Was Built: 3 Clues

Date of Construction Multiple Choice Relying only on the picture of the basement (above), guess the age of this Kenwood (Minneapolis) home: A. Less than 10 years old; B. 50 years old; C. 75 years old; D. Over 120 years old. Correct answer:  “D.” The giveaway:  the limestone foundation, characteristic of Twin Cities homes built...
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Snow in July? Nope, Not Even in Minnesota

“New on Market July 1” Supposedly, the only month in which there’s no recorded snow anywhere in Minnesota is July (and I’m not so sure about that). So, it’s obvious that this Craftsman-style Bungalow (above) in Minneapolis’ Kenwood neighborhood didn’t really just debut on the market this week. In fact, according to MLS, the home’s Cumulative...
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Arts & Crafts Stunner With Master Bath Balcony

1921 Franklin Ave. West in Minneapolis’ Kenwood Neighborhood When does it make sense to build a balcony off the Master Bath? When it has a (seasonal) view of Lake of the Isles, just one block to the east (photo at left). The rest of the 4 BR/4 Bath Arts & Crafts home — overlooking Kenwood...
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Spending $5 to $10 Million (or More!) to Have a Dog and/or Garden. Hmmm, Might There Be Another Way(??) . . . .

Single-Family New York City Townhomes “Single-family townhomes also often offer other benefits: residents can have a garden; they can own a dog without asking anyone’s permission. Many of these houses are in picturesque neighborhoods with an embracing sense of community.” –“Townhouse Turnaround“; The New York Times (11/8/2013) This week’s New York Times real estate section...
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“Mission + Art Deco + Modern” = Cool House

Curves, Swirls & Sleek Lines What do you get when you combine “authentic Mission and Art Deco details mixed with modern features?” A (very) cool-looking house — in this case, a 4,300 square foot, 3 BR/4 Bath home in Minneapolis’ Kenwood neighborhood, just northeast of Lake of the Isles. Style Mash-Up In particular, I love...
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“Exodus” This Way, Please

  Don’t Worry, the Food’s Fine I think it’d be risky for a diner or steakhouse (or a movie theatre!), but if there’s a restaurant that can get away with using the word “Exodus” (in front of the food ordering line), it would be a deli — in this case, “Rye” in Minneapolis’ Kenwood neighborhood. I...
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