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Minnesota Nice Homes: Former Minneapolis B&B is full of Victorian charm

The turn-of-the-century home was designed by a celebrated Midwest architect.
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Walk past this house at 2301 Bryant Avenue South and you can be forgiven for missing it, hidden as it is by two large pines out front.

But push through the canopy and you'll find one of the more unique Minneapolis homes in the heart of the Lowry Hill East neighborhood, which just hit the market for $584,900.

The turn-of-the-century house was designed by celebrated Midwestern architect WIlliam Kenyon, known as the lead architect on the Soo Line Railroad, and it retains much of its original, Victorian charm.

Built in 1900, it's described by realtors Coldwell Banker Burnet as "one of the best preserved Victorian interiors in the neighborhood."

The 3,200 square foot home has 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, owing to its former life as Evelo's Bed & Breakfast.

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Now a single family home, the owners are moving away due to a job transfer, presenting a lucky buyer with a rare opportunity.

I mean, check out the treasures you'll find inside the "meticulously preserved" property.

"Incredible intact period details including quarter sawn oak woodwork, ornate staircase, gorgeous inlaid hardwood floors, original period pantry, vintage Quezal art glass shades and sconces, and unique conservatory-like formal dining room that features artisanal, hand-blocked wallpaper with a design inspired by the Topkapi Palace featured in Louis Comfort Tiffany's personal estate."

The location is another attraction, with the home just a stone's throw from Hennepin Avenue establishments including Burch Steak, The Lowry and Liquor Lyle's, while still avoiding the hustle and bustle of Hennepin on the quieter Bryant Avenue.

The listing agent Brooke Aretz, of Coldwell Banker Burnet, who can be contacted at 612–220-3616 and via email here.

Minnesota Nice Homes is a new feature by the Bring Me The News team, sharing cool and unusual homes on the market in Minnesota. You can find our other featured properties here.

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