Historic Mount Curve Residence – $6,500,000
Historic Mount Curve Residence
Unquestionably one of the finest properties in Minneapolis, this landmark Arts & Crafts influenced residence was constructed in 1907 for Lawrence Donaldson and remained in the original family until 1959. When the current owners purchased the home in 2000, they began the significant process of renovating and restoring the property to its original grandeur, retaining high quality craftsmen to recreate what could not be directly restored. In addition to thorough and thoughtful interior restoration, the current owners acquired two of the additional five parcels which had originally been part of the Donaldson estate. These include the carriage house, whose restoration has just been completed, and a lot to the north, running down the hillside to Kenwood Parkway. The result is an urban oasis exceeding one acre of land, including private terraced lawns.
The ornately detailed all brick main residence features 10 fireplaces and magnificent public rooms, whose wainscotings, art glass, carved woodwork and ceiling detail are unsurpassed. Prominent among these rooms are its two John Bradstreet designed rooms including the signature cypress paneled sun parlor, and its oak paneled study whose chevron and lozenge-type marquetry is identical to the design of Glensheen, the legendary estate in Duluth.
Size: 12,195 Sq. Ft.
Specialty Items: Built in 1906, 4 Garage Spaces, Three Season Porch, Ten Fireplaces, Skyline View, Butlers’ Pantry, Home Theatre, Fully Renovated & Restored, Built for Lawrence Donaldson, 3 Level Carriage House.
Address: 1712 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Prominent in the renovation of the second floor is the master suite, complete with handsome new full and half baths as well as a fully customized center island walk-in closet. The renovation of this floor also includes a thoughtfully designed library and adjoining wainscoted office/study and rebuilt sleeping porch, as well as two additional bedrooms, each with its own fireplace. Additional bedrooms, including the original nursery with its rare Mother Goose fireplace tile, complete the third floor. Among the unexpected pleasures of the main residence is its newly constructed lower level media room and billiards room, as well as an original tunnel connecting the main residence to the carriage house.
The 3-level carriage house includes a fully renovated second story two bedroom, two bath apartment, with new kitchen, living room and dining room. On the main level is the property’s terrazzo floored 4-car garage, as well as a workshop and tool room. The lower level, which connects to the main residence via the tunnel, includes an expansive exercise room, ½ bath, and storage spaces.