If I had to pick one style of house that defines the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis, this would be it.
The location here is pretty sweet: 4 blocks from “downtown Longfellow” where you’ll find the Riverview Theater, Cafe, and Wine Bar. It’s only a few blocks East to W River Parkway and the trails that head north/south from there. Generally, things get a big pricier in Longfellow as you get closer to the river. However, 45th Ave S is in some ways better than 46th because 46th has a lot more traffic – being the first N-S through street from Lake to 46th (Ford Bridge). 38th St E, while not my favorite street in Minneapolis between Hiawatha & 35W, is one of the best ways to head E-W across the city to access the lakes. It’s also a bus route, which I believe will take you to downtown (anyone know the bus route #?). The 38th St LRT station is certainly walkable.
It’s also very close to the community gardens where tons of neighbors have a shared space for vegetable gardens – although I hear there is a waiting list for that awesome resource.
The house appears to be in great shape. A 2-car garage is always a plus in this neighborhood. The one thing I think it needs, based on Elaine Anderson’s photos, is some landscaping love.
Check out the pass-through window from teh kitchen to the dining room. How cool is that?