Perched gracefully on the hilltop, one block from Lake of the Isles, sits this one-of-a-kind architectural gem. Transformed several years ago into a sun-filled work of art, the free flowing nature of this charming house blends the feel of southern France and the sophistication of an urban loft.
The soaring open spaces provide the ultimate entertaining atmosphere, while also offering gallery-worthy display spaces for art and collectibles along with bookshelves by cozy reading areas. We know you will love these welcoming, light filled spaces, just waiting for a lucky new owner.
Upon entry you will marvel at the extraordinary natural light in every room. Thoughtful window placement and walls of functional French doors and casement windows give fresh air and hilltop views from the living and dining rooms. The open, flowing style of the contemporary spaces meld beautifully with the design elements of a traditional home. Exposed trusses in the soaring ceilings suggest old world Europe, yet the open floor plan allows one to view the living room fireplace from the kitchen . . . a remarkable feat.
A noteworthy kitchen provides cheerful and efficient food preparation next to a relaxed family dining area. A classic beverage and service bar are conveniently located away from the kitchen work areas. The elegant sunlit dining room welcomes guests and family alike in a generous open space convenient to the kitchen buffet and dramatic balcony overlooks. For outside dining, the beautiful bluestone terrace and leafy pergola border on a hand-forged fireplace for barbeque and cast-iron pot cookery.
The generous master/bath/walk in closet suite has a cozy reading nook and a private balcony with French doors for a morning coffee or afternoon sun. Don’t miss the two secret closets for off-season storage.
A large sunny family room, currently used as a painting studio, adjoins the charming second bedroom suite with its own private terrace entrance.
Location: 2005 James Ave S , Minneapolis , MN 55405
MLS #: 5141761
Neighborhood: Lowry Hill
Year Built: 1956
Category: Single Family Home
Square Feet: 3,670
Lot Size: .23 acre
Schools Near By: Kenwood Community, Anthony Middle, Southwest High
Annual Taxes: $17,432
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