$1,550,000 | Built 1886 | 8,978 Sq. Ft. | 11 Beds | 7 Baths | 0.53 Acres
501 Grand Hills, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55102
A rare opportunity to own a piece of Saint Paul history, The Charles W. Ames House is on the market for $1.55 million. Designed by Thomas Holyoke and built in 1886 for Charles W. Ames, with several thoughtful additions made by the Ames family in the early 1900s, the nearly 9,000 square foot mansion is located in St. Paul’s most desired neighbourhood, tucked away yet, just footsteps from Grand Avenue & historic Summit Avenue. The home is truly remarkable, stretching over three-plus levels with 11+ bedrooms & 7 bathrooms. Amazing original details include unique windows, gorgeous tiled fireplaces, built-ins and numerous porches. There are expansive living spaces, including a dining room fit for spectacular dinner parties, a warm office with built-ins & fireplace and an impressive library. There is also a garden room, featuring an indoor lion’s head fountain & original trellises. The kitchen offers plenty of workspace, with two butler’s pantries for entertaining & storage. The west side of the third floor can function as its own separate apartment. According to Star Tribune, author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the mansion in one of his short stories, “The Scandal Detectives”. The Charles W. Ames House is on the market for $1.55 million with Marcy Wengler of Edina Realty, Inc. Photography and information found on agent’s listing.
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