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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:41pm. 623 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. 2151 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. 1460 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. 1330 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. 958 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. 844 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. 663 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…
Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 1:49am. 949 Views, 0 Comments.
It is almost the start of the spring selling season in Minnesota. The art of staging a home - the visual preparation of a residence for sale in the real estate marketplace - could be the key to helping your home sell. Whether your househas been on the Twin Cities real estate market for a year or is just being put up for sale for the first time, now is a good time to do some home staging for when potential buyers come to call.
1. Do your research. Take some time to evaluate the staging of other homes, whether its through photographs online or by attending open houses. This is a great way to get ideas if you're not sure what a staged home should look like.
2. Clean, declutter and depersonalize. Staging is more than just making your house look good. It is about…
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 7:43am. 842 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for some creative solutions for home projects? More than 400 local and national manufacturers and retailers will be at the Minnesota Home & Patio Show. Now in its 33rd year, the event returns to the Saint Paul RiverCentre on February 16-19, 2012.
Time to replace the windows? Garden need sprucing? Want to learn about the latest landscaping trends? Find the right resources at the Home & Patio Show. This event is a great place to collect information, get ideas and be inspired for the upcoming home improvement and gardening season.
The Home and Patio Show in Saint Paul has hundreds of exhibits, featured displays, workshops and seminars covering 3 floors of the River Centre complex. Contractors, building suppliers, architects, landscaping firms and…
Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6:23pm. 957 Views, 0 Comments.
Here is MLS # 4111748
This split-level home located at 2360 Dahl Avenue E is in Maplewood MN. Beautifully updated, this home was built in 1992. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,988-square-feet of space.
This well-cared for home has stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a finished basement.
The home is located on a large cul-de-sac lot in South Maplewood and features a pool, huge new patio and a usable yard.
It could all be yours for just $225,000!
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