The allure of the older condo buildings are what some individuals opt for when looking to buy a historic condo in St. Paul, MN. Add in a healthy dash of grandeur and utter luxury, and you have got yourself a total winner.
There are numerous individuals who are interested in settling in in the capital of Minnesota, The City of St Paul has witnessed a number of changes, as is the case with any other city in the world. It is however, even today chock full of carefully preserved and duly updated wonderful historic condos available for purchase.
Wall Street , Portland Avenue, St. Peter’s Street, Como Avenue, Edgcumbe Road, Fairmont Avenue – the list of numerous places & streets where you can buy such historic condos in St. Paul is quite a long one. For instance, there are a few condos on Summit Avenue that are a little on the pricer end of the real estate market.
The historic condos are worth their price because they come filled with features that are a special blend of the old and the new, the historic and modern. Some of the common features you would see in such condos are:
a. Large, spacious rooms with interesting wall accents
b. Impressive fireplaces that would be your new ‘hotspot’ favorites
c. Lare kitchens, some with a few original antique pieces of furniture such as larders, butcher’s blocks, and stoves
d. Heating arrangements such as boiler systems
e. Grand bathrooms with luxurious bathtubs and pretty decor reminiscent of an era where people were just getting used to the luxury of using marbles and gold-edged wall ornaments
f. Large open areas around the condos with luxurious lawns
g. Sturdy, gleaming hardwood flooring which just invites those with dogs and cats.
Another important thing that buyers must be aware of is that while every effort is made to maintain them at their best possible condition by previous owners, future owners need to be prepared for regular maintenance and a few upgrades if they want something more to their taste. There are also a number of laws in place to preserve the essence of the historical values of these homes, so you need to watch out for them while maintaining and making changes to your condos.
Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor®, AHWD, GREEN, NCS
13784 83rd Way No, Ste. 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369