Top 5 Most Expensive Condo Sales in Downtown Minneapolis

Would you like to own one of the most exclusive condos downtown Minneapolis? If you have about 800k or so then you can! Condo and Loft prices in downtown Minneapolis have obviously come down and adjusted along with the market, but top end of the market has still been moving at high price per sq ft compared to the rest of the market. Here are the top 5 most expensive condos and lofts downtown Minneapolis that have sold within the last year. The four condo buildings boasting the 5 top sales are Phoenix on the River, Humboldt Lofts, The Carlyle, Northstar Lofts.

Price range: $795k to $1.5 million
Average price per square foot: $457
Number of bedrooms: three 2-bedrooms and two 3-bedrooms
Average size: 2,337 square feet
Location: St. Anthony Main, Mill District
Average Days on Market: 23

#1 – Phoenix on the River: $1,530,730
222 2nd St | St. Anthony Main – 3,150 square feet, 3 bedroom, 3 baths

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#2 – Humboldt Lofts: $1,040,000
750 2nd St | Mill District – 2,675 square feet, 2 bedroom, 3 baths

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#3 – The Carlyle Condominiums: $1,075,000
100 3rd Ave S | Mill District – 2,282 square feet, 3 bedroom, 3 baths

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#4 –Northstar Lofts: $887,500
117 Portland Ave | Mill District – 1,816 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 baths

Mill district condos

#5 – Humboldt Lofts: $795,000
750 2nd St | Mill District – 1,760 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 baths

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North Loop Loft Renovations: Then and Now

5 Historic Minneapolis Warehouse Renovations

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Minneapolis has gone through somewhat of a renaissance over the past decade or so. Industrial buildings and warehouses that the city was built on have been renovated and converted into amazing urban dwellings. Here’s a list of my Top 5 historic renovations in the North Loop neighborhood. 

700 Washington Avenue N

One of the tallest structures in the Warehouse District, the name Tower Lofts comes from the prominent tower rising above the 6th floor roof. Before becoming the Tower Lofts this building was one of the largest artist’s coops in the Warehouse District, better known as the Studios @ 700.  The first residential occupancy was actually in 1982.

Then

Tower Lofts Yesterday
Gamble-Skogmo Building, Flour City Brush Company Building, Northern Bag Company Building, Studios @ 700

Built: 1920

Architect: Hewitt & Brown

Style: Medieval Revival

Now

Tower Lofts Live Work

Tower Lofts

Renovated: 2004

Architect: Elness Swenson Graham Architects

Style: Warehouse Loft, Live/Work, Open Floor Plan, Concrete Floors, 13 ft Cielings

525 3rd Street North

The Bookmen Lofts is one of the few historic renovations in the North Loop where the architect was able to build the addition of a 6th floor bump out/private rooftop deck for the top floor penthouse units.

Then

Bookmen Yesterday

Bookmen Printing Building, IWS Warehouse, Slocum Bergen Building, Red and White Food Stores Warehouse

Built: 1914

Architect: Long, Lamoreaux & Long

Style: Commercial

Now

Bookmen Lofts Penthouse

Bookmen Lofts

Renovated: 2004

Architect: James Dayton Design, Ltd.

Style: Warehouse Loft, Brick Walls, Concrete Floors

801 Washington Avenue N

801 Washington was originally home to a farm implement factory, a Studebaker Packard showroom and Shafer Refrigeration. The most recent tenant prior to the loft renovation was an Antiques dealer, Architectural Antiques.

Then

801 Washington

Pence Auto Co.

Built: 1914

Architect: John Wunder Co.

Style: Classical Revival

Now

801 Washington Today
801 Washington Ave Lofts

Renovated: 2003

Architect: Meyer Scherer Rockcastle Architects

Style: Warehouse Loft, Brick Walls, Wood Floors, Exposed Timber, Single and  Multi-Level 

748 3rd Ave N 

The City of Minneapolis apparently approved a plan to add two story penthouses atop the Hershel building which would have increased the height from 6 floors to 8 floors, but this never came together.

Then

Herschel mfg
Herschel Roth Manufacturing Co..

Built: 1915

Architect: Walter H. Wheeler.

Style: Commercial

Now

Herschel Lofts Minneapolis
Herschel Lofts

Renovated: 2006

Architect: Tanek Inc.

Style: Warehouse Loft, Brick Walls, Hardwood Floors

716 1st St. N.

In the early 1980’s the Itasca Lofts became the first warehouse conversion from industrial use to business and residential lofts in Minneapolis. 

Then

Warehouse district 2
Itasca Warehouse

Built: 1886

Architect: Long & Kees

Style: Richardsonian Romanesque

Now

The Itasca
The Itasca

Renovated: 1981

Architect: Edwins & Halden

Style: Warehouse Loft, Timber Loft, Brick Walls

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More historic North Loop photos @ “A Look Back at the North Loop: Photo Montage