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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:59pm. 515 Views, 0 Comments.
Tudor Revivals are early 20th century re-inventions of Medieval cottages and even palaces. Sometimes they are also referred to as Medieval Revivals. Tudor Revival houses have decorative half-timbers exposed to give the appearance of a medieval house. They may even have a false thatched roof. Decorative woodwork and some brick-work can be found on the exterior walls. Tudor style homes may also have steeply pitched roofs, massive chimneys, prominent cross gables, and narrow windows with small panes. There are many stately Tudor Revival styles homes in the Southwest Community of Minneapolis.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:54pm. 935 Views, 0 Comments.
The Victorian Queen Anne style became an architectural fashion in the 1880s and 1890s. The industrial revolution brought new technologies that enabled builders to use pre-cut exterior trim that had been mass produced to create whimsical looking houses. Victorian Queen Anne homes often have round or square towers, turrets, wrap-around porches, and other fanciful details. Queen Anne houses may also have a steep roof, front facing gables, an asymmetrical shape, bay windows, and ornamental spindles and brackets. The house shown below is an excellent example of Victorian Queen Anne style architecture. There are many houses built in this style for sale in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:46pm. 348 Views, 0 Comments.
As Americans sought to express their patriotism by returning to classic architectural styles, Colonial Revival became a standard in the 19th and 20th centuries within the United States. During that time, builders romanticized colonial architecture, designing rectangular-shaped homes that were 2 to 3 stories tall. The living areas are on the first floor and bedrooms are on the upper floors. Colonial Revival houses have a symmetrical façade, brick or wood siding, simple detailing, a gabled roof, and dormers. They have a temple-like entrance, with pillars or columns and porticos topped by pediments. They have multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters. The Colonial Revivals, like this 1925 home in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul,…
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:41pm. 456 Views, 0 Comments.
The original Georgian style was named after the four kings named George who reigned successively from 1714 to 1830. Rooted in the classical design principals of ancient Rome, Georgian was the dominant style of early American colonies Homes in the Georgian style are rectangular, generally made of brick or wood, and have a balanced façade with a paneled front door in the center. A decorative crown often adorns the top of the door, usually accompanied by columns. The chimneys are usually paired on these homes, so as to contribute to overall symmetry. There are great examples of the Georgian Revival style in the Calhoun-Isles community of Minneapolis.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:34pm. 2020 Views, 1 Comments.
During the 1870s, Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson captured the American imagination with rugged, dynamic buildings built in the Romanesque Revival style. He became so famous for his Romanesque architecture that the style is often called Richardsonian Romanesque. They were called "Romanesque" because they had wide, rounded arches, resembling the structures of ancient Rome. These buildings were constructed of rough-faced, square stones and had round towers with cone-shape roofs, giving them a distinctly castle-like look. The heavy Romanesque style was especially suited for grand public buildings. However, with their massive stone walls, they were expensive to construct. Only the wealthy adopted the Richardsonian Romanesque style for private homes,…
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:22pm. 1268 Views, 0 Comments.
Split-level architecture is such a popular style, there are probably few if any neighborhoods to be found without at least one of this type of home. This is especially true since it was popular during the boom period of 1945 to the 1980s. A Split-Level is a Ranch Style house that is divided into several parts, which is also why it’s often called a Split-Level Ranch. One section of the house is lowered and one section is raised, and there are usually two short flights of stairs to get to each section. In the most popular form of this style of home, the front door opens to a landing where one finds two short flights of stairs, one leading up and one leading down. Split-level design reflects an approach popularized by American architect Frank Lloyd…
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 12:12am. 1213 Views, 0 Comments.
A little over 25 years ago, some Minneapolis real estate agents and city officials concerned about suburban migration invited the public into 40 homes to promote urban living. Today, that event is held annually and is known as the Minneapolis Saint Paul Home Tour.
This year's Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour features 60 Twin Cities homes and occurs this weekend on April 28 and April 29. The unique, self-guided tour is an opportunity for people to see how homeowners have reinvented or rejuvenated older housing stock. Visitors can speak directly with homeowners about remodeling or expanding a home. Many contractors and architects will also be available to answer questions. Whether its remodeling a kitchen, gutting a bathroom or constructing an addition, this…
Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 8:02am. 896 Views, 2 Comments.
Here is MLS # 4137852
This 1 1/2-story home located at 4040 21st Avenue S is in the Nokomis Community of Minneapolis MN. Beautifully updated, this home was built in 1921. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,899-square-feet of space.
This home has a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and attractive hardwood floors. It also has a new furnace and central air system.
The Master bedroom has two walk-in closets and gorgeous built-ins. Finished lower level has sump and drain tile.
It could all be yours for just $225,000!Browse more Nokomis Community Minneapolis MN Real Estate.
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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 1:11am. 760 Views, 2 Comments.
A new green building certification program is available for homes in the Twin Cities area.
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities has developed and recently rolled out its MN Green Path program. This program aims to encourage energy efficiency for green or energy efficient homes. Compared to standard homes, green homes are healthier, safer and more cost-effective to maintain.
Minnesota’s Green Path provides many options for developing more efficient homes. Some of the opportunities that could lead to a MN Green Path home include:
- Energy efficiency features such as high performance windows, insulation, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
- Water conservation features designed to encourage on-site water recycling and water-efficient…
Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 6:05pm. 599 Views, 0 Comments.
Buying a home is now more affordable than it has been in the last twenty years.
That is, according to this CNN article. Due to declines in home prices and nearly record-low mortgage rates, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index now registers a record level of affordability.
According to the index, 75.9% of all new and existing homes sold during the three months ended Dec. 31 could have been comfortably purchased by families earning the national median income of $64,200.
That was the highest percentage recorded in the 20-year history of the index, and a sharp increase from just three months earlier when 72.9% of all homes sold were considered affordable.
The National Association of Realtors reported that in January, home…
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