River Blvd's Mid Century Ranch
This 1957 atomic ranch takes a page off the script of Don Draper and Mad Men. 700 Mississippi River Blvd offers a park-like setting on it's 200' deep lot. Just listed for 429,999, photos do not do this one justice.
The most affordable home on River Blvd due to the quiet and cozy apartment complex next door, which is the only hurdle of this address. However, the owner has sworn by the enjoyment provided by this early 60's building, which still houses it owner-occupant owners. Family ownership is top down as typical residents have 8+ year stays, creating an unofficial retirement community
The stone facade wraps the entire home. A 1500+ footprint gives the space a gracious and modern flow on the main floor.
The wrap around drive gives a very posh feel when you arrive. The West facing lot creates a focal point to many weather vistas provided by the Minnesota climate. Biking, running and dog walking constantly abound along the Boulevard, creating a year-round energy only found on urban shore front property.
The back lawn is deep and heavily planted with perennials. The back lot is finished naturally with a boulder surrounded fire pit.
Along with the deck off the master, the dining room walks out to an Italian style paver patio.
The outdoor social spaces are complete with this home.
Original parquet, built-ins, wood burning fireplace, and a wall of glass facing the river! Eames chair not included!
The kitchen is functional as-is and original to 1957. A narrow wall between the great room and kitchen allows for an open concept with the living room, pending a J.Jorgensen design plan. At this angle it's easy to see the renovation possibilities here for the buyer that enjoys leaving their stamp on a historic home. Dining area is flanked by huge windows, the river to the west and back greens to the east. The master suite is rare for the area, offering a walkout private deck, a substantial executive walk in closet, and private bath. Guest room and office offer flexible space and round out the main floor. Original bath is spacious and character filled! Roll with it retro or renovate, either way it's great space for a guest bath. Basement is fully finished with a huge egress window giving it a main floor lighting feel.