Neils House (Minneapolis, MN) is up for sale!

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Roderick Grant
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Neils owned a gravestone manufactory, and used culls for the house. He also had some connection to the aluminum industry, wherefore the use of a material FLW rarely if ever otherwise used.

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I love the aluminum, and the choice of the stainless steel in the kitchen works especially well.

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Post by jay »

And what’s that ladder above the desk in #15?
They lead to sleeping lofts that seem to have been added for children...

Zillow only has a fraction of the photos that the "Spacecrafting" site has... I tried the SC site on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on my (updated) Mac and they all work, so maybe its a cookies or firewall setting that's blocking it for you guys?

I notice they've also done a good job hiding a ductless mini split system... Picture #39 on the Spacecrafting site you can see a built-in vent above the closet door.


http://tours.spacecrafting.com/n-1vzm#&gid=1&pid=39

(The specific photo isn't linking or hostable either.... Clunky stuff)

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Ah -- there it is. Thanks ! Great to have good pictures at last . . .

I had trouble in the last couple of days, following an Opera (browser) update that messed with the passwords on my computer (and those of other Opera users). Fixed now.

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A photo of the house by Dave Anderson prompted me to wonder if the dominant gabled roofs were a contextual response; what do neighboring houses look like ?

A quick tour of the neighborhood via Google Street View yielded these scenes. The house immediately to the west of Neils has a prominent red-tiled hipped roof,
while other nearby houses exhibit a variety of styles with no cohesive theme.

Perhaps the most notable feature of these streets is the lush vegetation . . .




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Perhaps the most interesting local house is found several doors west of the subject property.

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Traveling east from there, toward the Neils house:

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Immediately across the street from Neils is this charmless box:

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Looking west:

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About-face, continuing to the intersection with Burnham Rd, and a bit east from there:

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Burnham Blvd. is little more than a service alley, sort of like Prospect Crescent in Pasadena.

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Just a short walk from Lake of the Isles is Lake Calhoun, largest of 22 lakes in Minneapolis, named after John C. Calhoun, early USA Secretary of War and slave-owner. It was decided that he should not be memorialized because of his slave ownership (after about 180 years), so the name was reverted to the Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska (be-DAY' mah-KA' SKA), now named after a French bathroom facility.

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The living room rug is forceful.

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Um . . . yes.

W A Storrer's photo is taken from just the same angle as the Sotheby's photo, but from further away. The new photo presents a unique image of the house and its roof.

This is the first I've heard of a mezzanine space. A ladder can be seen in a bedroom photo. It turns out to be a suspended bed platform. I wonder when that was constructed.

https://www.dwell.com/article/minneapol ... e-a8391589

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The photo with the flat screen TV was originally the maid's bedroom. The photo showing the washer and dryer is the service hall passing by the TV room.

How I wish I had $3.4M to spare. Beautiful house in the very best neighborhood in The Cities east of Lake Minnetonka.

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