c.1888 Alvin W. Krech House that Sold for $10 in 1996 Lists for $750K
314 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55102
Minnesota seems to have an immense inventory of beautifully restored and maintained historic properties available for purchase. The Alvin W. Krech House on Dayton Avenue is a shining example of late 19th-century Romanesque Revival architecture. It was designed by architects Charles Mould & Robert McNichol and built c.1888 at a cost of $24,000 for Alvin Krech. According to the AIA Guide to St. Paul’s Summit Avenue and Hill District, the 7,100 square foot residence was converted into as many ten separate apartments in the 1930s before selling for just $10.00 in 1996 under a city revitalization program. The couple who purchased the rugged stone mansion commissioned SALA Architects and Robert Roscoe to restore the structure back to her former glory. The elegant interiors showcase original ornate millwork with six fireplaces, formal and informal rooms for entertaining, a library with space for a large collection and beautiful stained-glass bay and picture windows. The panelled entry with tiled fireplace is the hub of the home providing access to all the formal spaces and showing a wonderful multi-level grand staircase. There are six bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms throughout the three storey residence with a third floor family room, second floor laundry room and a large front porch. You won’t find a more beautifully maintained historic mansion at this price point. Annual taxes come in at approximately $13,411 (2019). The Alvin W. Krech House is on the market for $750,000 with Tom Edelstein of Coldwell Banker Burnet.