An historic home in Minneapolis, Minnesota that would have cost you $6.5 million in 2011, can now be purchased for the rock bottom price of $2.995 million, $700K below the assessed value! This 9,574 square foot Lowry Hill landmark home has been restored to its former glory and is awaiting a new owner to appreciate and value everything it offers. Unquestionably one of the finest properties in Minneapolis, this landmark Arts & Crafts influenced residence was constructed in 1906 for Lawrence Donaldson and remained in the original family until 1959.
When the current owners purchased the home in 2000, they began the significant process of renovating and restoring the property to its original grandeur, retaining high quality craftsmen to recreate what could not be directly restored. The ornately detailed all brick main residence features 10 fireplaces and magnificent public rooms, whose wainscotings, art glass, carved woodwork and ceiling detail are unsurpassed. Prominent among these rooms are its two John Bradstreet designed rooms including the signature cypress paneled sun parlor, and its oak paneled study whose chevron and lozenge-type marquetry is identical to the design of Glensheen, the legendary estate in Duluth. Prominent in the renovation of the second floor is the master suite, complete with handsome new full and half baths as well as a fully customized center island walk-in closet.
The renovation of this floor also includes a thoughtfully designed library and adjoining wainscoted office/study and rebuilt sleeping porch, as well as two additional bedrooms, each with its own fireplace. Additional bedrooms, including the original nursery with its rare Mother Goose fireplace tile, complete the third floor. Among the unexpected pleasures of the main residence is its newly constructed lower level media room and billiards room, as well as an original tunnel connecting the main residence to the carriage house. Also included in the sale is a four stall carriage house restored to perfection providing an additional 2,621 square feet of space with a two bedroom apartment. It’s on the market for $2.995 million with Kirby Fine Homes.