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Look Inside: This Restored $725,000 Loft in Minneapolis Has a Must-See Vintage Fireplace

published Jun 10, 2019
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This spacious loft is located in the heart of one of Minneapolis’ coolest neighborhoods—and has the Mississippi Riverfront right out the back door.


Once upon a time, this beautiful and sprawling Minneapolis loft was part of the Itasca Building, a turn-of-the-century warehouse. The building converted to condos in 1980, and, in 2010, the owners gutted the place. They did an HGTV-worthy remodel of the lofted condo—but thoughtfully preserved much of the good stuff.

The result: A modern condo with a lot of character. But it also beautifully combines relics of past eras, including custom, teak-fronted built-in closets, cabinets and bookshelves, and beautiful exposed brick.

But what made our heart skip a beat was the vintage, free-standing fireplace. If you turn out the lights at night, it feels as though you’re camping indoors. It’s definitely a focal point of the loft. Original to the 1980 renovation, the fireplace isn’t something you’d be able to find in any present-day condos because it’d be prohibited by building codes. Thankfully, this gorgeous fireplace was grandfathered in.

In addition to the thoughtful remodel, the 2,136-square-foot loft stands out for its prime location. Right out the back door is the Mississippi Riverfront, where hawks and bald eagles make frequent cameos. Walking and biking paths line the riverfront. Also, the loft is in the North Loop, one of the “it” Minneapolis neighborhoods that has gained some national recognition, too.  Move here, and you’ll be within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, breweries, Guthrie Theater, and Target Field where the Minnesota Twins play.

The Itasca Building that houses the condo includes office space and 71 condos. A 200-foot long, eight-story high, glass-walled atrium filters sunlight throughout the building.

In the condo itself, there are big, south-facing windows that allow moonlight and sunshine to pour in to the space. There’s also high ceilings, lots of light coming through, and wood floors.

One more thing: An audio/visual system was custom designed for the loft. It includes a high-res Samsung plasma, TV, surround sound and high-quality speakers. And it’s all included. How’s that for a bonus?

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