The Minneapolis & St Paul Home Tour is this weekend, and a proud Corcoran homeowner has offered her 1909 Dutch Colonial for the tour.
Ruth Koontz bought a vacant 1909 Dutch Colonial that had been chopped up for use as a boarding house several years ago and put her friends and family to work renovating it. Here you’ll find a lovely front porch with beadboard ceiling, box-beam dining room ceiling, hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, and – if you can believe it in a house of this vintage – walk-in closets!
What I love about this house being on the tour is that it shows what a homeowner can do on their own. The renovation was not contractor or architect driven; it was simply a labor of love on the part of the owner.
Of course, the other great thing about the house is its location in the fabulous Corcoran neighborhood of south Minneapolis, which is where I call home as well!
The home, at 3436 Longfellow, is #28 on the tour.
For more information:
For more information: Minneapolis & St Paul Home Tour – search for homes by neighborhood, historic preservation, solar/green building, kitchen or bath remodel and other criteria.
Printed copies of the Home Tour Guide at most Hennepin County Libraries (including Minneapolis), Ramsey County Libraries, and Saint Paul Public Libraries.
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