Overlooking Lake of the Isles to the east, this handsome residence is set commandingly above street level, thus affording a panoramic treetop perspective with exceptional views. Gracious interiors are bright and airy, with living spaces arranged in a traditional floorplan which has been opened to enhance connectivity from room to room. The fine finishes throughout the home reflect refurbished architectural features, updated with vintage styled details with modern touches.
Clean white walls, and enameled woodwork offer a striking contrast to the dark mahogany stained oak hardwood floors. High ceilings have crown mouldings, French doors have Juliet balconies, the open rail staircase features original ornate ironwork, solid core paneled doors are fitted with glass knobs and polished nickel door plates, and all new windows are fitted with polished nickel hardware.
The marble tiled foyer connects the formal areas with the rest of the home, and is lit from both the glass front door and the open staircase's large windows, thus allowing daylight to cascade and fill the main level with natural light. Adjoining the formal dining room is a gallery hall which leads directly to the well appointed professional kitchen. The step down living room with its grand wood burning fireplace, is highlighted by window seats with eastern exposure. The adjoining family room features a wall of French doors which open to the terrace beyond, easily extending entertaining to the outdoors.
Upper level living spaces are reserved for the family's private rooms. The second floor includes a pleasant sitting area on the staircase landing, office/den, master suite and bedrooms. The third level is ideal as a teen suite or nanny's quarter's, with a dormered bedroom, bath, walk-in closet and attic storage room. Amusement and relaxation is the theme throughout the home's fully renovated lower level, which features separate areas for exercise, games, study and a spacious media room with a wall of built-ins flanking a wood burning fireplace.
Located in the heart of Minneapolis and crowning the western shore of the famed Chain of Lakes, this gracious executive residence offers its owners a comfortable and elegant home with stunning Isles views.