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Andy & Rachel Creekside Hale

Andy & Rachel Creekside Hale

DSC_3848Congratulations to Andy & Rachel for gripping the sold sign with exuberance!  This 1949 Hale home is a half block north of Minnehaha Creek and bustling with completed renovations and potential for more. After several years of residing in St Louis Park, a major lifestyle change awaits with walking distance to Minnehaha Creek and Town Hall Tap on 48th & Chicago.   This home offers original oak floors throughout the main floor, coved ceilings, and an open floorplan to the dining, kitchen and living room.Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.48.38 AMThe living room is spacious and clean with coved ceilings and a wood burning fireplace that has Andy claiming the role as household wood harvester.  This was a 'must-have' deal breaker in their criteria that they stuck to, leaving many other homes in the dust.  I will be awaiting fire photos come winter time!Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.48.52 AMThe Kitchen and Dining space is a rare setting in South Minneapolis: open and airy.   This was the real draw for them, a home that allows a focus on the Master Bedroom, and Backyard projects, with Kitchen and Baths already completed.Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.49.07 AM Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.49.26 AM Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.52.24 AMThis room below is the major renovation item.   Andy and Rachel are planning on a complete North to South dormer on the upper level, to make room for a palatial master suite.   This will be a major value add in this neighborhood, yet, is likely a project that will run them 35-50k, with a return twice that when it comes time to sell.  Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.50.55 AM Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.50.44 AM Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.52.01 AM

Art Institute Duplex Manifesto

Art Institute Duplex Manifesto

Windy City Rowhome to 1927 Tangletown Tudor

Windy City Rowhome to 1927 Tangletown Tudor