Uptown, Minneapolis. Lying on the edge of Lake Calhoun, this eight-bedroom house was built in 1905. Currently a duplex, the home features a fireplace, crown molding, exposed beams, and hardwood floors.

The 0.23-acre property includes flower gardens up the front walkway and a fenced backyard with perennial gardens and a stone patio. $1,195,000. Ross Melby, Lakes Sotheby's International Realty, (952) 230-3100.

Cathedral Hill, St. Paul. Built in 1910, this six-bedroom Tudor sits on historic Summit Avenue, a boulevard voted by the American Planning Association as one of the top 10 streets in America.

The home features rare hardwood millwork, a new kitchen, a three-season sunroom, and a master suite with a fireplace. $899,900. Dennis Brennan, RE/MAX Results, (612) 759-7984.


Lowry Hill, Minneapolis. This six-bedroom Georgian colonial is close to Kenwood Park and the Lake of the Isles. Built in 1919, the home has two sunrooms, hardwood, flooring, an open gourmet kitchen, a fireplace, and an exercise room.

The manicured property includes a blue-stone patio with French doors that lead into the living room. $1,750,000. Bruce Birkeland, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 414-3957.

Lowry Hill, Minneapolis. Built in 1919, this five-bedroom Mediterranean-style house was completely renovated in 1992. The interior features custom millwork, crown molding, French doors, and a two-story glass wall with doors to the exterior.

Outdoor amenities include flowering trees, a courtyard, a barbecue area, and a four-car heated garage with a roof deck. $1,795,000. Barry Berg and Chad Larsen, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 925-8411.

Downtown, St. Paul. This brick building is a three-bedroom mixed-use structure. Features include two fireplaces, open beams, a gourmet kitchen, a lower-level theater, and three patios.

The house has three levels of wine storage holding 1,235 bottles and accessible by a pulley system. $2,750,000. Julie Regan and Jeff Hornig, Lakes Sotheby's International Realty, (952) 230-3100.

Summit-University, St. Paul. Built in 1888, this three-bedroom Italianate-style Victorian is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house has a new roof, exterior paint job, and carpeting on the third floor.

Additional features include vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and ornate crown molding. $410,000. Claire Miller, Edina Realty, (651) 434-4556.

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