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Real Homes. Real People. Real Ideas.
April 28–29, 2012

This weekend offers an opportunity to take a FREE, self-guided tour of 60 Twin Cities remodeled and/or reinvented homes. See homes projects that were both “on-a-budget” and “blow out”. You can tour examples of remodeled kitchens and baths, room additions, and whole house renovations.

These projects are unique in that they cover a wide range of housing eras. The home tour is also unique in that homeowners, contractors and/or architects are available to discuss the projects with visitors. This is a wonderful way to learn about remodeling, meet contractors and architects, and discover different neighborhoods.

This is the twenty-fifth year of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour. It all began when some Minneapolis real estate agents and city officials were concerned about suburban flight. They took it upon themselves to promote city living and the home tour was born.

Homes will be open to visitors:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The home tour will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul Home Tour Preview – a video showcasing information and home tour highlights.

Minneapolis Home Tour Map

Saint Paul Home Tour Map

msphometour.com – the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour website.

Visit HistoricSaintPaul.org for information on: “Historic Homes for Everyday Families” workshop, why preservationists will enjoy the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour, walking tours of “Storybook” houses with architect Bob Roscoe, and more.

Thinking of buying or selling real estate? Call Kate and Ellen Walsh and we’ll help you make all the right moves.

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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Real Homes. Real People. Real Ideas.

April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s the 24th Annual Home Tour in the Twin Cities. The tour is an opportunity to see numerous interesting remodeling and expansion projects in homes throughout the two cities. It’s also an opportunity to get a sense of various neighborhoods.

Homeowners are the focus of this tour and have been since the beginning twenty-four years ago. Owners often choose to remodel their current homes because they wish to stay in the neighborhoods they’ve come to love.

The tour features homes with the following renovation projects:

  • Whole-house renovations
  • Space additions, basement and attic finishing
  • Kitchen remodel
  • Bathroom remodel/addition
  • Historic preservation, adaptation
  • Green construction or solar features
  • Landscaping
  • New construction

All tours are free and self-guided. Visitors will be requested to remove their shoes so slip-on shoes are a good choice. Shoe coverings will also be provided for visitors with special needs.

MSP Home Tour Website and Information

A List of the homes on the Home Tour

Home Tour Maps and Directions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Home Tour

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Photos featured in this post are not of homes in the Home Tour.

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The Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour

Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It’s the 23rd Annual Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, a free, self-guided event in celebration of city living and home improvement inspiration. A total of 27 neighborhoods and more than 50 homes are represented on the Home Tour this year. Take advantage of this event to talk with others about a future remodeling project and to get fresh ideas for your current home.

Here’s what you’ll find when and if you go this year:

  • Homeowners sharing their remodeled home and stories,
  • Professionals sharing how they help clients with remodeling, expanding and building, and
  • Classes and informative talks.

The Home Tour Guide is available around town near newspaper stands, in libraries (while quantities last) and online at www.MSPHomeTour.com. The Guide groups homes geographically and provides icons for highlighting specific interests:

  • Whole-house renovations
  • Space additions, basement or attic finishing
  • Kitchen remodel
  • Bathroom remodel/addition
  • Historic preservation/adaptation
  • Green construction or solar features
  • Landscaping
  • New construction

Homes are also rated for accessibility relative to the number of steps. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes so wear easy to remove shoes if you have them. Shoe coverings will be provided as well for those who prefer not to remove their shoes. The Home Tour takes place regardless of weather conditions.

Home Tour Passports are issued at the first home you visit. You’re asked to show your passport at each subsequent home you visit.

Complete the survey on the back of the passport and return it to the reception table at the last house you visit. Completing and turning in the survey allows you to be entered into a drawing to win a free professional design consultation. Ten free consultations will be given away through the drawing process.

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