North Minneapolis house renovated by Nicole Curtis set to hit the market

It's undergone an at times contentious renovation by the TV star.
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After six years of back and forth with the City of Minneapolis, the northside house renovated by DIY Network star Nicole Curtis is going up for sale.

The "Rehab Addict" host announced on her Instagram page on Tuesday that the house at 1522 Hillside Avenue North will be hitting the open market.

Curtis says the house will be her "final" Minneapolis renovation, which follows a long-running standoff with city planners and the permit office over the property.

She will be at the house this Sunday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. where she will hold another fundraiser at the house.

A charge of $5 at the door will be donated to the Backpack Project MN, which provides backpacks filled with daily-use personal care items for young people experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities metro.

In an email to BMTN, Curtis says she's helping the Backpack Project MN because of its work supporting homeless children, many of whom she says are coming out of foster care, and it hasn't yet met its fundraising goals for this year.

Curtis bought 1522 Hillside from the City of Minneapolis in 2012 for $2, signing a contract in November 2013 that stated she would redevelop the house within a year.

In the period that followed, Curtis said her attempts to rehabilitate the building were stymied by the city asking for a $200,000 deposit in exchange for a building permit, which the city denied.

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The city meanwhile accused Curtis of not paying real estate taxes or maintaining insurance on the property, claims she denied.

The two parties reached a settlement in April 2017 that stated Curtis would have the house finished by October 2017, with at least $150,000 in building materials required to be used in the rehab.

It took somewhat longer than that, but the property is finally finished, with Curtis vowing it will be her last one in Minneapolis.

There's no listing for the property available yet, but Curtis notes in her Instagram post that the new owner will have to abide by "deed restrictions."

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