Modernized c.1902 Queen Anne Victorian Lists in Minneapolis for $2.5M
Don’t let the charm of the exterior fool you. While near nothing was touched on the outside, nearly the entire interior has been modernized since this c.1902 Queen Anne Victorian last sold. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, this home appeared to be in fantastic condition with so much period detail! It’s unlikely that whoever buys this house will embark on the expensive and timely task of restoring, once again, this beautiful home back to her former glory. If you’re a lover of wood, be warned that what you are about to see is quite drastic. We searched for quite some time to find a collection of before photos and when we thought we had hit a dead end, low and behold, the Facebook group For The Love Of Old Houses pulled through! An old listing from 2017 described the property as having richly panelled walls, old world hardwood flooring, box beam ceilings, stained glass, extensive built-ins, a turret and period fixtures. The current 2019 listing describes the home as being, “masterfully reimagined with a luxurious London design aesthetic including irreplaceable historic details, impeccable ornate mouldings, stained & leaded glass, hand-carved woodwork and graciously curved walls.” Nearly every inch of woodwork has been painted white while the original formal living room has been painted black floor-to-ceiling and turned into a billiards room. Period-style lighting was removed, doorways enlarged. There is a little over 5,300 square feet of space with five bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms on an 8,712 square foot lot in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It last sold for $1,725,000 in December of 2017 and is currently on the market for $2,495,000. Scroll down to see a selection of before and after photos.