Lowry Hill Luxury Estate
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Beautiful Lowry Hill estate for sale. Constructed largely of brick and exquisitely detailed, the home's architectural style blends Renaissance Revival, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Prairie Style and Beaux Arts. Of note are subtle design elements linked to Mr. Donaldson's Scottish heritage, most visibly the flower used to symbolize Scotland, the thistle, which can be identified as a design element on the facade, above the entry, on the chimneys, on the main level bay windows, and in the living room Tiffany window.
With a rich Minneapolis history, this home is a treaesure. Here's a brief peek into it's history: In 1906, Lawrence Donaldson, founder of the Donaldson’s Department Store in Minneapolis, retained the architectural firm of Kees and Colburn to design his family’s residence on Lowry Hill along Mount Curve Avenue, an address which by that time housed many of the city’s most prominent citizens. Kees and Colburn was widely recognized as among the foremost architectural firms of the day, having designed such landmark Minneapolis buildings as the City Hall, County Courthouse, and the Flour Exchange Building.
- Carriage House -
2 Bed | 1 Bath | 4 Car Garage
In the course of restoring the carriage house to its intended use and design, the beautiful original contoured terrazzo floors with limestone trim beveled for each of the four garage carriage bays was uncovered. New carriage doors, which are in fact overhead garage doors, give the illusion of threefold doors and feature replica bronze period hardware.
Connecting the main house to the garage and carriage house living spaces is an underground tunnel that was reopened in 2001 with all new electricity and communication lines. The tunnel enters the carriage house at basement level into the fitness and exercise room. This level also features a half bath and various workspace and storage rooms.
The upper level carriage house apartment features refinished original hardwood floors. It offers a living room with seasonal skyline views, dining room, office|second bedroom, two new baths, master with walk in closet, and kitchen with refurbished mid-century cabinetry, new silestone countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, and laundry.