November-December Open House
Real life may not always have the happy endings of fairy tales, but real homes can be imbued with storybook charm. This European cottage, tucked away in a quiet corner of Lowry Hill, has been a neighborhood favorite and artists’ inspiration since its construction in 1921. With a gently sloping cedar-shake roof, covered portico-turned-patio, and central turret, the 3,098-square-foot home exudes warmth and coziness without sacrificing space. Notable Minneapolis art dealers George Shea and Gordon Locksley spent several years in the home in the 1960s, hosting parties attended by various artists and creative types, including Andy Warhol. After a brief stint as an art gallery in the ’80s, the house was purchased by its current owners in 1988. Originally listed last October at $859,000, the price has since dropped to a happily-ever-after $769,000. Listed by Sally Bader of Coldwell Banker Burnet, 612-747-8449, sallybader.com.
This five-bedroom, five-bath, 6,044-square-foot home in Minnetonka Beach has more to it than enviable shoreline—though to be sure, it’s got that in spades. And expansive windows throughout provide unparalleled views of the lake. In warmer months, a patio atop the boathouse is the perfect spot for a lakeside happy hour, or recline poolside under the shade of the grounds’ towering hardwoods. Blending classical and contemporary influences, the property has the timeless feel of an older home, with all the clean lines and amenities of a modern design. Originally listed at $1,899,000, it sold in June for $1,625,000. Listed and sold by Parrish, Larsen, and Arne, 952-475-9298, plahomes.com.