An Arch and a Courtyard

A Lake Harriet Home

This lovely home has a beautiful stone arch over the driveway. Beyond is a courtyard with a carriage house, garages, and a side entry. On this particular day, the sun was beginning to set and the waning daylight cast a golden glow across the facade.

This is a good example of why I love older homes. The craftsmanship is superb–the materials and construction hold up over time. We can’t say that about a lot of things made today. Additionally, the designs are classic, remaining uncommonly beautiful year after year. I’d like to photograph this home at twilight, with the lights on.

Below is a view of the front of the home.

There are many lovely homes along Lake Harriet Parkway in Minneapolis. I’ll be posting more photos of homes in the area in the coming days. Come back for a visit and we’ll take a virtual walking tour of Lake Harriet homes and architecture.



Architectural Gem by Lake Harriet

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


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Photo of the Day: Turtles Having Fun!

~ Keep Cool Today Amidst the 90 Degree Temps ~

The Phelps fountain, also known as the “turtle” fountain,
at Lyndale Park by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


This fountain was moved from its former downtown Gateway site in 1962-63 when the perennial garden that surrounds it was built. It is located on the east side of the garden. The Heffelfinger fountain lies to the west of the Phelps fountain. Further west lies the Rose Gardens, the second oldest rose garden in the United States. Other places to see at Lyndale Park are the Peace Garden and the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary. The picturesque setting of these gardens is frequently used for wedding ceremonies and photography shoots.


Photo of the Day: July 12, 2010

I’m not sure what type of flower this is but the colors are eye-catching.


Photographed at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Photo of the Day: Lake Creature

Who’s visiting Lake Harriet these days? It’s the Lake Creature!

Art on the Lake



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An Artistic View of Minneapolis / Lake Harriet

The Camera as Canvas and Paint

Artists can often be found along the shore of Lake Harriet during the warm days of spring, summer and fall—canvas propped on easel, paints and brushes in hand. The bandshell, the lake and the sailboats provide a picturesque setting worthy of the time and attention of an artist.

The camera is my version of canvas and paint. The click of the shutter is the paintbrush in motion. I’ve many photos from my walks around the lake. Today I edited a few of them with my Photoshop software to create the look of an artistic canvas. I certainly have my share of bandshell, lake and sailboat pictures. Many times, however, I’m even more delighted with the compositions I find elsewhere around the lake.

Fence and Wall at the Lake
Leaves a-flutter
Turtle Fountain at Twilight

4105 Upton Ave S, Mpls

Property has Sold—No Further Showings

4105 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55410 — $699,900
Sale Price: $625,000

Spacious and sun-filled duplex in Linden Hills.
Short walk to Lake Harriet and the Linden Hills business district.

Walls of windows in the dining and living rooms.
4105 Upton Ave S — Sunroom currently used as office.

Main Floor Unit:

  • 2+ bedrooms and 3 baths.
  • Open floor plan.
  • Hardwood floors.
  • Three-sided gas fireplace between living and dining rooms.
  • Updated kitchen is open to dining room.
  • Master suite features an arched window and a row of glass-block atop the wall separating the bedroom and dining room.
  • Lower level includes a family room with built-in cabinetry and “bar” with sink and fridge. This space can also be a guest suite with Murphy bed and its adjoining bath. A French door at the bottom of the stairs provides greater privacy from the main floor.
  • Laundry and mudroom by attached garage. Laundry room has Duet® washer and dryer.
  • Other highlights include a deck and courtyard and an attached double garage.
  • Main unit finished square feet: approximately 2,090
4105 Upton Ave S — Living Room with great windows.
4105 Upton Ave S — Nicely updated kitchen
4105 Upton Ave S — Master bedroom suite. Note glass block in wall dividing bedroom and bath.

Upper-Level Unit:

  • Two-level unit on 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • Private entrance at front of property and two private interior entries.
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
  • Large living room, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen on 2nd floor.
  • Gas fireplace in living room.
  • Two bedrooms and a bath on the 2nd floor.
  • 3rd floor includes a bedroom, sitting room, full bath, laundry, and deck.
  • Numerous skylights on the 3rd floor.
  • Decks off of living room and kitchen on 2nd floor.
  • Upper unit total finished square feet: Approximately 1,800
4105 Upton Ave S — 2nd floor unit living room
4105 Upton Ave S — 3rd floor space with skylights
4105 Upton Ave S — 3rd level deck
4105 Upton Ave S — Exterior during warm weather months.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing of this fine property, please contact:

Kate Walsh
Lakes Area Realty

Please see Select Homes for Sale for additional properties.