St Paul Historic Home #15

This weeks showcase home is 345 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.

Like many homes on the Avenue, this home is not the original home located as this address. The first home was built in 1882 as a Tuscan style villa. It was later moved to Irvine Park and lived until 1974 when it was torn town.

The present home was constructed in 1909 by C.H. Johnston, one of over 30 he built in the area. At a cost of $25,000, the owner, A.W. Lindeke, desired a Tudor villa style home. In fact the style was starting to become quite popular and is one of the first Tudor homes to be built in the area. Like many Tudor designs, the first floor is brick, while the second and third are mainly stucco and beam. Tudor homes are most easily identified by the half-timbering located on the upper levels.

The home has now been converted into two condo units, while retaining much of its original interior charm. Unit #2 is currently for sale with Market Link Realty for a price of $749,000, with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. This unit has about 3600 square feet of the second level and 1000 sf of the third floor which is currently leased to a tenant. Unit #1 is the main floor with about 3000 square feet. It was sold to the current owner in 2003 for $625,000. The entire building is worth about $1.2 Million.

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