01 Apr 1401 Summit Ave Presented by Minneapolis Realtor Sheryl Petrashek
Historic Mansion converted to urban living at its finest! Enjoy all that Lowry Hill location offers including walking distance to the lakes, shopping, restaurants, and Kenwood Park. Original home designed by William Kenyon and John Bradstreet. Has been professionally converted to 3 unique units with Assoc. Stunning interior design, perfect for the art enthusiast or collector! Beautiful great room includes barrel vault ceiling with skylights, fireplace, and bright natural lighting. Adjacent dining room offers built-in buffet and bar area. Kitchen includes new cabinetry, Granite c.tops, SSl appl, pantry, center island, and sliding glass door walkout to private deck! Gallery style staircase leads to 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Studio space attached to owner’s closet, perfect for yoga, art, or nursery. Two parking spaces in the attached garage. Gorgeous fenced yard and peaceful gardens to enjoy, plant, grow and contribute if you wish. See supplements for the Historical Story of this lovely mansion. List Price: $695,000.
“Lowry Gardens represents the merger of the old world craftsmanship and new world technology. Every design decision, no matter how large or small, was made with careful consideration given to the impact on those who will live there.”
Originally built in 1909-1913 by the Thompson lumber family and converted to 3 units in 1993 by R.G. Furno. This converted mansion condo boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an attached 2-car garage and includes 3,115 finished square feet on a shared .43 acre lot. The property taxes for 2021 are $9,002.
Located in the Minneapolis School District #1. The neighborhood schools are Kenwood Community, Anwatin Community Middle School, and North High School.
“Lowry Hill, the prime residential area of Minneapolis in the late 1800s and early 1900s, is one of the wealthiest and most prestigious neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The site many impressive, well-designed mansions, this neighborhood is a diverse community of interesting people.
The location is ideal for those who appreciate all the advantages of living in the city. Living near theater, music, art, museums, parks, shopping, fine restaurants, and city lakes. All within minutes of your home. A neighborhood rich in tradition, a neighborhood with an exciting future!”
Lowry Gardens History Facts:
- The walls are six-inch stud construction.
- The roof tiles were original and could be matched with tiles made by the original manufacturer.
- Originally built in 1909-1913 by the Thompson lumber family and served as a single-family home for 30 years.
- The Nyvaldh family, who were in the construction business, bought the home in the 40s. The basement was then inhabited by seven nurses, the first floor was used as an office, the second floor held two other families while two other families took the third floor.
- In 1962 the Albitzs family moved in. They were in the design business. For the next 30 years, the home served as an office, family residence, and a display for the work the company did.
- Finally, architect Robert G. Furno bought the home in 1993. Under the mansion ordinance, he converted this mansion into 3 units. Each unit was carefully considered to keep the old world craftsmanship mixed with new technology for all future owners.