A Summit Avenue Treasure!

A Summit Avenue Treasure!

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Welcome to 1705 Summit Avenue, a stunning architectural treasure updated for today's needs. This elegant home offers you grand, gracious, comfortable living with generous room sizes, unsurpassed architectural detail, and an updated kitchen fitted with high-end European appliances.

Exceptional features abound in this stately, all brick, three-story home. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the second floor, including the original master bedroom and master bath. The entire third floor is now a luxury master suite that includes a master bath with both a claw foot tub and a walk-in shower, a washer and dryer, ample closets and lots of storage.

Light fills this house. The living room has two large bay windows, and the dining room has an even larger bay with five windows. A sun room overlooks the back yard. Several rooms feature lovely, picturesque stained-glass windows that drench the home with both light and color.

A rare three-car garage offers space for several vehicles and toys. The double lot which totals almost a half acre is private, fenced, and lined with mature pine trees.

Many other exceptional features include:

--a beautiful, wrap-around front porch with classical pillars

--a stunning carved wood staircase with a built-in bench at the landing

--coffered ceilings in the entry and in the kitchen

--two pantries for storage and work space and three ovens

--a built-in buffet in the dining room that is spread out over an entire wall

--a library with a gas fireplace, flanked by built-in bookshelves and stained-glass windows

--a back staircase, originally for the use of servants

--a finished lower level family room with a gas fireplace

--a second laundry in the lower level along with a couple more unfinished rooms, great for storage or hobby rooms.

This home was carefully built over a three-year period and finished in 1913. It was designed for Louis A. Wiedenborner, the president of American Home Furnishings Company. One of the later owners was well-known philanthropist I.A. O'Shaughnessy.

1705 Summit is in turn-key condition. The current owners spent nearly a year in restoring and renovating this home. In addition to all the improvements listed above, it now features an updated electrical system, new plumbing, a new boiler, a water softener, Main roof replaced in 2013 and porch roofs 2019, an air conditioning system with seven mini-split units, security system and an in-ground sprinkler system plus so much more.

Summit Avenue is one of the best walking/ running/ biking neighborhoods! Walk to shops, restaurants, parks or have coffee on Grand Ave and easy access to downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis or MSP airport.

MLS# 5492040

Single Family



3 Car Detached with 8' doors


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