4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2400 Square Feet
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SOLD! Do you love the classic details of an older home, but long for updates in the kitchen and bath? Then this is the home for you! Located right on Lake Calhoun Parkway within walking distance to Uptown, and adjacent to the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, this house offers the location and condition that buyers dream of. You will spend your summer days across the street at the 32nd Street Park and Beach or canoeing the chain of lakes, and your winters cross country skiing on Lake Calhoun.
The owners have completely updated this home so that all you have to do is enjoy the view of Lake Calhoun from almost every room. This Lake Calhoun Classic has been carefully priced to be likely the best value on the sought after chain of lakes. Don’t miss this opportunity, contact us to schedule a private showing today!
What do you love about the city or area that your home is in?
The things we love about Uptown are so numerous. We love being right on Lake Calhoun! The sunsets are amazing. The 32nd Street beach is right across the street and we swim there a lot in the hot days of summer. We enjoy canoeing, paddle boarding and sailing the chain of Calhoun, Isles and Cedar lakes right from in front of our house. The bike paths that go all over the city are here, too, and we ride there often. In the winter, there is cross country skiing on the lakes, too. Then there are the conveniences of Uptown that we enjoy every day. It is a very walkable neighborhood. The grocery store, coffee shops, fitness centers, drug store and library are just a few blocks away. We love eating out in Uptown, too, since there are dozens of delicious restaurants within walking distance.
If you are in a neighborhood or association, what great things happen there?
Our neighborhood association is very active. There are street parties with neighbors about 4 times a year and various gatherings around community events. Also, an annual parade and potluck for the entire ECCO neighborhood takes place each September. There is an annual wine tasting party for charity each year, too. The neighborhood watch also keeps people in touch and watching out for each other. Link to the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) website.
We love to eat at the Tin Fish right on Lake Calhoun. Then, in Uptown, a few favorites of the dozens of restaurants available are: Amore Victoria, Stella’s Fish Cafe, the Uptown Cafeteria, Amazing Thailand, Chino Latino, and the Urban Eatery. In the warm seasons the rooftops of Stella’s, Amore Victoria and the Uptown Cafeteria are a lot of fun.
Key points about the property that we were drawn to?
When we bought our home, we were drawn to the original character of the property. The entry way with the turning staircase caught our eye. We love that the builder positioned the house to view the lake from every room (except the bathrooms). That was amazing to us and when the windows are open the breeze flows through the house beautifully. Also, the location within Minneapolis can’t be beat for conveniences and amenities and we take advantage of that all the time!
Any other things to mention?
The public schools in this area of the city are much sought after. Kenwood Elementary and Anthony Middle Schools are popular and ranked well. Southwest High School is ranked very high and has a waiting list to get into it every year. But, for the residents of this area attendance is guaranteed. Minneapolis Public Schools
What Updates/Improvements have you made to the home since you purchased it?
Since purchasing the home we have made significant improvements. The upstairs bath was gutted and remodeled with travertine floor, subway tile walls, and custom cabinet and countertop as the highlights. The walls were refinished and ceilings raised in the main floor rooms. Crown molding was added. The hard wood floors have been refinished. The kitchen was gutted and remodeled. It includes slate floors, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a deep heavy duty stainless sink. Floor heat was added in the kitchen, main floor bath and upstairs office. These areas have zoned heating. The laundry area was moved from the basement to the 2nd floor. No more hauling laundry up and down steps! The lower level has been finished to add a Family Room and extra space for the kids to hang out with friends.
“After a year and a half on the market with two different agents we were market weary and so was our house. We got a call from the Jensen Team and Jimmy convinced me that they were/are different from other Realtors. We decided to list our home one more time at virtually the same price and had an offer in a couple of weeks.
Myra and Jimmy believed in the value of our home and that showed in the listing. Myra is multi-talented as a Realtor, Stager, Marketer, and top-notch listener. Her marketing made the best of our house and its location.
This is truly a team that excels at what they do! I’d work with them again!”
K. Berg, Minneapolis MN