Windy City Rowhome to 1927 Tangletown Tudor


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Recent acquisition of our esteemed Chicago relocation clients: departing the windy city for the green acres of this 1927 Tangletown craftsman tudor.

Matt & Jen's search involved selected walkability and good public schools for their daughter, little Nora.   The oak hardwoods, detailed millwork and dramatic archways adjoining the entrance made this a sound move for them.

We are proud to have landed this sale and lured them from the mundane life of an Edina Rambler, as they very nearly purchased a 1950's project in the quiet cove of south Edina. Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.42.45 AMThe back lawn is private, tree-lined and complete with Rainbow play-set for many neighborhood gatherings.  Wrap around patios offer terrific space for cocktail parties and enjoying the seasons in Minnesota.

Below, the coved archways create a stately feel setting the tone for the richness in tradition that is commonly found in the winding streets of Tangletown. Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.07 AMThe main floor great room is sunken from the entry giving a formal appeal, with walls of original double-hung's and a gas converted tudor fireplace.  Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.17 AMThe archways on the left aren't justified in film, but if you are lucky enough to get the invite we will be shaking cocktails for the Tangletown house warmer this fall!Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.27 AMFormal dining is off the renovated kitchen and flows nicely through french doors into the green space and outdoor patios.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.38 AMScreen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.47 AMThe coveted original built-in breakfast nook will provide many years of breakfast and coffee bonding over the plans for the day at the Minneapolis Lakes.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.40.56 AMScreen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.41.17 AMThe upper level hall is flanked at the end with large open windows that open to a second floor terrace.  These were commonly installed as a place to shake the rugs without having to bring them down the stairwell.  Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.41.27 AMThe generous master will receive a lighting and paint upgrade to the taste of the buyers and His & Hers closets will make life easy in the mornings.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.41.35 AMThe original mosaic tiled bath is in impeccable condition and likely will be preserved for generations to come.  The upper crust design trends are trending toward tile with the variation and definition often found in original 20's homes.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.42.02 AMUpper children's room is spacious as well as character-rich with the curved Mediterranean style windows.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.41.50 AMThe Third floor offers amazing bonus space as a storied children's suite, or if the in-laws are lucky enough it could be home on on their many visits from Chicago and North Dakota.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.42.15 AMScreen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.42.28 AMThis basement will serve as the South Minneapolis headquarters for Bear Football.  Matt & Jen are excited to have a finished lower room for the lounging they will do with their time off.  Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.42.36 AMCongrats to groovy Nora, as she enters the cool kids crew in Tangletown, and a special thanks to Matt and Jen for placing their trust in Rare Form Properties in securing the perfect urban family environment.

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