Archive for the ‘Spanish Revival’ Category

Grand Mediterranean Home on Lake of the Isles

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

2427 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Minneapolis

Last week I had the chance to tour the recently listed historic mansion on Lake of the Isles. It is a beautiful Spanish Revival home that was built in 1911 by architect Frederick Soper, presumably for Charles Buchholz the president of the Western Biological Supply Company.

A photo of the home as it looked in 1974 shows how the original entrance looked before the front stairs and terraces were added in 2005. The home is a standout inside and out, and features a grand staircase in the middle of the home, which gives an atrium feel to the home. It is currently listed for sale for $5.495 Million, one of the most expensive homes on Lake of the Isles.

For Sale: The Adolf Ronning House on Lake Nokomis

Monday, September 29th, 2008

5030 Woodlawn Blvd, Minneapolis

Recently listed for sale is a beautiful Spanish Revival home built in 1930 by Adolf Ronning. It was designed by Arthur Dahlstrom with input from Mrs. Hildur Ronning and reflects the Swedish and Norwegian heritage shared by the original owners. Sitting across the designated parkland on Lake Nokomis, the 3 city lot site rests on a natural ridge overlooking the lake.

The home features Tulip designs throughout the home, and none can be better seen then the two sets of Tulip Doors that grace the formal dining room and front living room. Hand cut from one tree, the doors are made of American Black Walnut and are hand rubbed oil, just like they were 80 years ago.

Offered at $1,069,000, the home offers lake living on Lake Nokomis, at a fraction of the cost of a home located at Lake of the Isles. To view more photos and learn historical information about the house, please visit .

Minneapolis Historic Spanish Revival Home

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

This gorgeous Spanish Revival home is located near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and was built in 1923 by the well known local architect John W. Lindstrom. Mr. Lindstrom has designed hundreds of homes and buildings around Minneapolis and has even authored a few books about home styles and floor plans. In 1922, he published a book solely on two story homes, many of which can be found still standing today. Unfortunately, when I looked through a copy of the book at the Minnesota Historical Society, the above home was not included. Most likely because the home was not completed until after publication of the book.

The original owner of the home was Fred Soderberg, which looking at original permits, contracted out the work himself. All in all, it appears the homes was built for around $11,000. He didn’t live in the home very long, for the 1934 Land Survey conducted by the City Planning Commission shows a new owner by the last name of Kavanaugh was in possession, with 8 people residing in the home, including the maid.

With almost 4000 square feet and five bedrooms, the home sits on a large corner lot. It sold in 2007, for the first time in 35 years, at a price of $832,000.