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4505 West Branch Road
List price: $424,900

SOLD

Three Bedrooms ~ Two Baths

Main Floor Master ~ Open Floor Plan ~ Hardwood Floors

Newer Roof and Mechanicals ~ Walkout Lower Level

Double Attached Garage ~ Close to Golf Courses ~ 9.55 Acres

Approximately 2400 Finished Square Feet ~ Taxes: $4208

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For additional information, please contact:

Ellen Walsh
emwalsh(at)cbburnet(dot)com
612.220.3304

Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty

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A Feng Shui Perspective

A friend recently sent me a post about Whitney Houston’s home in New Jersey being for sale. I looked at the photos and had my usual REALTOR® curiosity about the house. I loved this stained-glass wall that appears to separate the foyer from the living room. The color and “movement” of the design reminds me of music–quite appropriate for the amazing musical talent that Whitney was.

Here’s a photo of what appears to be the living room, complete with circular skylight (wow!) and a curving wall of windows. Note also the clerestory to the right along the upper wall. The natural light in this space must be splendid.

The property reportedly has just over five acres of land. Here’s a view of the grounds. There are many trees, offering both beauty and tranquility. No doubt Whitney enjoyed many wonderful moments at this home and in her life despite her struggles.

Her modern home is said to be quite different from the other homes in Mendham Township. Most of the homes there are reportedly classic estates, historical homes, and farmhouses. As a REALTOR®,  I’ve seen modern homes sell very quickly when they are done exceptionally well or designed by a well-known architect such as Ralph Rapson. If they aren’t stunning, they can linger on the market due to feeling cold, having odd floor plans, having awkward and/or poorly proportioned rooms, etc.

I located some aerial photos of the property. There is a large pool, a tennis court, and a walking path. Here’s a link to a photo of the pool with her initials set in the bottom:

Photo of Whitney Houston’s Pool at her New Jersey estate

Unfortunately, the design has a helter-skelter aspect; It does not have the natural flow and orderliness of a rectangular or square house that would be beneficial. From a Feng Shui perspective, this home has a number of challenges due to what is known as “missing areas”. These “missing areas” symbolize missing areas of the bagua (a map placed over a floor plan and used in Feng Shui consultations), thus weakening these areas of life for the occupants. Anyone living in this home would benefit from making Feng Shui adjustments to either energetically or physically “fill in” the missing pieces.

The layout of this house may well explain Whitney’s addiction issues and subsequent problems with finances, relationships, and the decline of her magnificent singing voice which could no longer produce the perfect pitch and beautiful tonality it once did.

As I continued looking at the home from various angles, I noticed the heart-shaped portion of the house. It would be interesting to know what part of the house this occupies. The kitchen (often referred to as the heart of the home)? The main bedroom? No matter. From all I’ve read and seen, Whitney had a heart as big as her voice.

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This home is not currently listed on the MLS. Find more information here:

CarProperty.com

Here’s an article about a homeowner who hired Ralph Rapson to renovate her home in the Rolling Green neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota:

One Rapson Rhapsody

RapsonArchitects.com

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Real Estate for Sale
Mac-Groveland Neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN

Sunny Spaces Inside
Beautiful Gardens Outside
List price: $144,900
Sale price: $139,300

This property is sold and no longer available for showings.

Detailed wrought iron fencing provides picturesque structure to yard.

Living room with wood floor and crown molding.

Sun room with windows on three sides. Use as an office, guest bedroom, or den.

Formal dining room with two windows, wood floor, and crown molding.

Kitchen has granite counter tops and checkerboard flooring.

Exposed brick in one corner of the kitchen.

Informal dining space in the kitchen. Note the two windows!

Large bedroom accommodates an upholstered chair. Note the three windows.

Very nice walk-in closet with organizers in main bedroom!

Stained and leaded-glass architectural detailing in bath.

Upper level space is currently used as an art studio.

The front yard has perennials and raised beds for annuals.

Close to the river and the walking/biking paths!

Map of area–click to enlarge

This one-bedroom plus den home is a “not so big house” in terms of size but has plenty of style and charm! It’s located just a block from Grand Avenue and is within close proximity to three private colleges/universities. Other features include a screened porch, main floor laundry, a single garage, and central air conditioning.

Walk Score = 85 / Very Walkable

Read about the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.

For additional information and to arrange a showing, call, text or email:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

Coldwell Banker Burnet
Minneapolis MN 55416

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Elegant Home on Over 4.5 Acres


French-inspired architecture abounds in this seven-bedroom, four-bath beauty overlooking Gleason Lake. This home has spacious rooms with fine detailing and three finished levels. Both the living room and library feature bowed-window walls with views of the lake and grounds. A French door in the library opens out to an elevated garden space with reflecting pool. Finishes include plaster walls, and hardwood, marble, and terrazzo floors. Wayzata school district. Located just minutes from downtown Wayzata.

$1,499,000

Library with Bowed Window and French Door to Garden and Reflecting Pool

Generously Sized Upper Hallway

This bedroom has a Jack and Jill bath.

Master Bedroom with Bath to left and Window Seat to right.

Example of Detailing in Master Bedroom

Dressing Area with Closets and Built-Ins

Elevated Garden Area with Reflecting Pool

Gleason Lake

Update: Nov. 16, 2011: This home is currently off the market.

Call or email for a private showing.

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Courtesy: Roger Fazendin Realtors, Inc


The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Coldwell Banker Burnet are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity house icon and detailed information about them includes the name(s) of the listing brokers. Coldwell Banker Burnet is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access.


All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal.
Neither broker(s), agent(s) nor designhouse9.com shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation or misprints, and shall be held totally harmless.

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Photo of the Day
August 12, 2011

Anyone care for a dip in the pool?

There’s something quite relaxing about swimming in the evening. There is generally less visual and auditory noise, and fewer people. It can be wonderfully romantic with the right person. If you are somewhere without a lot of city lights, you can float on your back and look up at the stars and the moon. Hmm, the pool beckons. Time to go.

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Come see this pool and
a fabulous two bedroom/two bath condo at Seven Oak Condominium.
Click on link below for more details.

3412 Oak Ridge Road, Unit 314–Minnetonka, MN

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Real Estate for Sale

West-Facing, Two-Bedroom Condo

List price: $89,000
Sale price: $85,000

This property is now sold.
Feel free to contact us for information regarding additional
condos for sale at Seven Oak Condominium.

Absolutely beautiful unit with more than the usual amenities! Best in this price range in Minnetonka! Light-filled rooms with great entertaining spaces, owners’ suite, formal dining plus eat-in kitchen, and two garage stalls! The main bedroom has a dressing area with two closets, both with custom organizers. The 2nd bedroom/den has built-in shelving and TV cabinet on one side of the closet.

The Association amenities include a penthouse party room, library and community space, exercise room, heated outdoor pool, and basic cable TV services. The monthly association fee covers everything except phone service and electric. Room dimensions are listed near the end of this post, just past the photos below.

Living room with view to dining room.

Living room with custom cabinetry. Foyer is in background.

Spacious dining room with attractive fixture and three windows!

Kitchen with view to dining room.

Eat-in area of kitchen with updated light fixture. Kitchen also has cable TV wiring!

Owners' suite with sliding doors that open to the screened porch.

Closet organizers in dressing area of owners' suite.

Den or 2nd bedroom with doors that open to the porch.

Organizing system in closet provides space for your TV, books, photos, etc.

Large foyer with laminate flooring, full mirror and three closets.

Your view from the porch.

Back of building and pool area.

Relax at the heated pool!

North Cedar Lake Trail

This condo is conveniently located near the bus line and walking/biking paths.

Approximate room dimensions:

Living Room: 23 x 13
Dining Room: 12 x 10
Kitchen: 10 x 09
Informal Dining: 09 x 09
Bedroom: 15 x 13
Bedroom/Den: 12 x 12
Screened Porch: 11 x 05
Foyer: 13 x 05

Transit Service Near 3412 Oak Ridge Road
Hennepin County Bike Map

Ridgedale Shopping Center

Map of 3412 Oak Ridge Road

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Thinking of selling? Let the sister team of Ellen and Kate Walsh
show you a personalized marketing plan to sell your home!

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For more information about this condo or selling your home, please contact us:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Real Estate for Sale
Top-Floor, Two-Bedroom Condo near Ridgedale

This property is sold.

List price: $84,900
Sold price: $79,500

Move-in condition unit with wonderful entertaining spaces, formal and informal dining, bedroom/bath suite, closets with organizers, screened porch, tree-top views, and underground garage! The Association amenities include a penthouse party room, library and community space, exercise room, heated outdoor pool, and basic cable TV services.

Living room with access to screened porch.

Formal dining room with mirrored wall and attractive light fixture.

Living room and dining room are open to one another–perfect for entertaining!

Informal dining area off the kitchen.

The kitchen has plenty of cabinets including a pantry.

Generously sized main bedroom.

Two closets, both with mirrored doors to double the views and natural light!

Private en suite bath.

The second bedroom is currently used as a den.

Another view of the den. This could also be used as a home office.

Guest bathroom with neutral decor and ceramic tile.

Private outdoor space in your screened porch.

The front entry walk-in closet has plenty of room.

Three-story, brick building near Hwy 169 and Minnetonka Boulevard.

This condo is conveniently located near the bus line and walking/biking paths.

Transit Service Near 3412 Oak Ridge Road
Hennepin County Bike Map

Ridgedale Shopping Center

Map of 3412 Oak Ridge Road

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We also sold Unit #314. Click on the link below to see #314:
3412 Oak Ridge Road, Unit #314

Thinking of selling? Let the sister team of Ellen and Kate Walsh
show you a personalized marketing plan to sell your home!

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For more information about this condo or selling your home, please contact us:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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The Home You’ve Been Waiting For!

This listing is sold and is no longer available for showings.

Wonderfully updated three bedroom, two bath home on beautiful lot!
List price: $149,000
Sale price: $145,000

Sold in just 17 days!

Sun-filled living/family room with fireplace, built-in cabinetry and door to deck.

Living/family room with view to dining room.

Formal dining room with doors to close off living/family room.

Remodeled kitchen with cherry cabinets, Corian®, and granite!

Two-tiered island with seating. Note TV cubby and convenient garage access.

Beautifully remodeled baths on main and lower level.

Bright bedroom with large closet and a view of the backyard.

Large deck and yard.

Wonderfully maintained inside and outside!

Covered entry and two-car attached garage.

This home features over $65,000 in improvements including newer kitchen, renovated baths, newer windows, roof, and more! Sun-filled, turnkey spaces are ready to move into. Beautifully landscaped yard with privacy fencing and a large deck is perfect for summer relaxing and entertaining! The main floor features three bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level has a family room, bath, workshop area, and potential future office or bedroom. Improvements include:

2010 Remodeled main level bath
2008 New windows (except living room which were not needed)
2007 New 30-year roof
2006 New water heater
2006 New maintenance free garden shed for backyard
2005 Landscaped yard, installed sod, and improved grade from house to yard.
2005 New water softener
2003 New maintenance free deck
2002 Remodeled lower level bath, replaced plumbing, fixtures, vanity and walls.
2002 New kitchen appliances, range, refrigerator and microwave.
2002 Remodeled kitchen to add cherry cabinets with roll-out shelving, granite and Corian® countertops, Corian® inset sink, and a 2-level island with bar for seating for three.
2000 New air conditioning system
1999 Buried electric/cable lines in backyard to house.
1998 New washer and gas dryer
1995 New dishwasher
1995 New furnace with humidifier

7941 Colorado Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN
All photos by Kate Walsh

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Thinking of selling? Let the sister team of Ellen and Kate Walsh
show you a personalized marketing plan to sell your home!

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For more information about Colorado Ave or selling your home, please contact us:

Ellen Walsh
612.220.3304
emwalsh@cbburnet.com

Kate Walsh
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com
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3900 Auburn Drive

Breathtaking Panorama

Aerial View - Click photo to see it larger

Watch the video slide show here.

List Price: $750,000

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The Details:

  • Four bedrooms and four baths.
  • Set on a 1-acre lot that juts out into Huntingdon Pond.
  • Completely and beautifully renovated by Warren Home Restorations.
  • Wonderful entertaining spaces both inside and outside.
  • Expansive windows throughout to take advantage of the views.
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless, and custom cabinets.
  • First-floor master suite with fireplace.
  • Master bath features whirlpool tub and separate steam shower.
  • Climate-controlled wine cellar/tasting room with artistic finishes.
  • Exercise room in lower level.
  • Water filter/ionization system for the whole house.
  • Built-in speakers in almost every room.
  • Two-car attached garage.
  • Finished Square Feet: 4,364
  • 2010 Taxes: $8,635
  • School District: Hopkins

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For more information and/or to arrange a showing, contact:

Kate Walsh, REALTOR
Lakes Area Realty
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Minnetonka Historical Society

City of Minnetonka Website

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Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Lasted updated on September 17, 2010 at 21:29pm.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Lakes Area Realty are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity house icon and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers. DesignHouse9 is not a Multiple Listing Service MLS, nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of DesignHouse9 and Lakes Area Realty, a broker Participant of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc.

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39 Greenway Gables

This property is sold and is no longer available.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Loring Park Neighborhood

Click on any photo to see it larger.

Living Room

Formal Dining Room

Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

Family Room off Kitchen

Built In Desk in Family Room

Plenty of cabinets and counter space in the pantry area of the kitchen.

Nice Floor Plan for Entertaining

Staircase to Upper and Lower Levels

Master Bedroom with En Suite Bath

Master Bath

Second Floor Bath and Laundry

This unit also has a main floor half bath.

Large Lower Level Family Room

Bar Area off Family Room

All this greenery in a downtown location!

Landscaped Patio Area

Fountain with Plantings Outside Your Front Door

The Details:

  • Three bedrooms and two and a half baths
  • Completely renovated
  • Flowing floor plan and large spaces
  • Cook’s kitchen with stainless, marble and travertine
  • Formal and informal dining
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Master suite
  • Second floor laundry
  • Deck and patio
  • Double attached garage
  • Central air conditioning
  • Centrally located by Loring Park on the edge of downtown Minneapolis
  • Finished square feet: Approximately 2,490
  • Year Built: 1979
  • List Price: $575,000

Association amenities includes this heated pool.

Berger Fountain, also known as the Dandelion Fountain, at Loring Park

This property is owned by a friend of mine who is a licensed agent.
Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Information about the Loring Park Neighborhood

Information about Loring Park

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3104 Lake Street West, Unit #311

Loop Calhoun Condominium
~ Love your Life Whether You’re Inside or Outside ~

Open floor plan and plenty of natural light

This two bedroom, two bath corner unit features an open floor plan with a most inviting ambiance. The large windows overlook green spaces that provide a wonderful sense of nature within the city. Lake Calhoun, shops and restaurants are steps from the front door. The Midtown Greenway Trail is just outside the back door.

View of greenery outside one of the large windows.

The smaller photos below can be clicked on to see in a larger format.
Copyrighted photos were taken with my cell phone.

Large walls of windows!

The condominium complex features Italian kitchens by Valcucine

 


This unit includes a fireplace.
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Entry/Foyer with view to living spaces

Balcony with view of trees

I love the interior window above the vanity. It allows natural light into what would be a windowless space without it. I think this is a great design feature and wish more developers would make use of it. This bath also features a soaking tub and a separate shower with glass-framed surround.

 

This exercise room is one of the building amenities.

Courtyard view from one side of this condo.

Front of building

The Details:

  • Two bedrooms and two baths
  • Nine-foot ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • In-unit laundry
  • Keating floor plan
  • Single attached garage plus additional parking
  • Central air conditioning
  • Pets allowed with restrictions
  • Building amenities include a conference room and community room.
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Finished Square Feet: 1,288
  • Taxes: $4,739
  • List Price: $312,000

For more information and/or to arrange a showing, contact:

Kate Walsh, REALTOR
Lakes Area Realty
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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More about the Midtown Greenway Trail

Midtown Greenway Bike Trail Map

Minneapolis Park System Trail Distances (in miles)
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Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Lasted updated on December 21, 2010 at 22:29pm.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Lakes Area Realty are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity house icon and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers. DesignHouse9 is not a Multiple Listing Service MLS, nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of DesignHouse9 and Lakes Area Realty, a broker Participant of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc.

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One of those rare real estate offerings…

I see a fair number of houses and homes such as this one are the exception rather than the rule. Warm and inviting, meticulously designed and decorated, with wonderful natural light and an ambiance that makes you want to sit and stay. It’s homes like this that are both a treat to see and to show.

A beautiful and seamless addition on the back of this home makes it larger than it looks from the front. Highlights include the arched doorways and windows, the gorgeous (original?) tile surround on the living room fireplace, the center-island kitchen with ample work and storage space, the spacious family room with custom built-in bookcases, and the three-car attached garage. The fact that it’s located just one block from Lake Harriet is another reason to love it. A true gem! Call me today for more information or to schedule a showing. I don’t expect this one to last long.

(Click on any photo below to see it in larger format.)

 

Southwest Minneapolis home located just one block from Lake Harriet

 

Gorgeous tile surround on fireplace and arch-shaped windows.

 

Spacious dining room with arch-shaped windows.

Numerous windows for natural light.

Center island and stainless appliances

 

Family room with bookcases

Walls of windows and doors to deck in family room

Main bedroom with several wardrobe/closet options

Main floor deck off family room.

Click here to view the Virtual Tour

The Details:

  • Three bedrooms and two baths
  • Main and lower level family rooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • In-floor heat in main floor bath
  • Central air conditioning
  • Two fireplaces (gas-burning and wood-burning)
  • Wine cellar
  • Several outdoor patios (front, side and back)
  • Nightscape landscape lighting
  • Approximate finished square footage: 2,904
  • List Price: $789,000

For more information and/or to arrange a showing, contact:

Kate Walsh, REALTOR
Lakes Area Realty
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Lasted updated on December 22, 2010 at 11:29am.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Lakes Area Realty are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity house icon and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers. DesignHouse9 is not a Multiple Listing Service MLS, nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of DesignHouse9 and Lakes Area Realty, a broker Participant of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc.


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Exceptional Mid-Century Home just steps from Cedar Lake

Beautifully renovated from top to bottom. Gorgeous grounds and rarely found five-car garage. Please feel free to contact me for additional information or to arrange a showing of this fine home.

This property has sold.

Family room off kitchen with view to four-season porch and backyard.

Kitchen and Family Room

What an ideal room arrangement! The family room off the kitchen features a beautiful stone-surround fireplace, built-in cabinetry and shelves, and a wall of windows/doors that open to the backyard. The four-season porch with its many windows continues the line of views to the yard.

This kitchen provides both functional beauty and entertaining space.

Click on any photo below to see it in a larger format.

The four-season porch with views of the landscaped backyard.

Formal living room with view to street and greenery beyond.

Main level master bedroom.

Main level master bath

Beautifully landscaped yard

Plenty of green grass, surrounded by flowers, patio and shrubs.

Captivating plantings and design.

Plenty of room to the side for a play area.

Lower level family room has a fireplace and dramatic lighting.

Lower level office area and bedroom. There's also a bath on this level.

The lower level was just finished this year and includes this second kitchen.

Classic stone-front rambler in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

The front yard is also beautifully landscaped.

The Details:

  • Four bedrooms and three baths
  • Private master suite
  • Hardwood floors
  • Central air conditioning
  • Three fireplaces with a mix of wood-, and gas-burning styles
  • Main floor laundry
  • Attached, heated and insulated five-car garage—a rare find in the city!
  • Exceptional presentation and finishes
  • Approximate finished square footage: 4,154
  • List Price: $889,900

For more information or to arrange a showing, contact:

Kate Walsh, REALTOR
Lakes Area Realty
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Lasted updated on October 21, 2010 at 05:29pm.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Lakes Area Realty are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity house icon and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers. DesignHouse9 is not a Multiple Listing Service MLS, nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of DesignHouse9 and Lakes Area Realty, a broker Participant of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc.

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