Krista Wolter and Kathryn Kennedy of Coldwell Banker Burnet just listed this brick Victorian Queen Anne mansion along St. Paul's Summit Avenue. Here's what you need to know:
- It was featured in the new book, "Great Houses of Summit Avenue."
- It was the first of its style built on Summit Avenue and is part of St. Paul's National Historic District.
- It was built in 1881, has more than 6,000 square feet of finished living space, four carved fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings and a renovated carriage house wih an apartment/studio work space above.
- Original achitectural details include leaded glass windows, wood inlay floors and light fixtures.
Here's a quote from Sheila Moar, who moved to the house with her husband more than 30 years ago from New York City:
"For all these years, this has been our only family home. We have loved this home for our family life, but for all the entertaining we like to do from small groups to holiday parties for over 100 people.... we have thoroughly enjoyed living in this home, raising our children from babies to grown adults now, who are 30 and 27 years old and live out-of-state. We have celebrated many birthdays, had beautiful 12 foot Xmas trees every year, had parties with multiple lst-floor fireplaces going all at once, thrown every kind of party, big and small, for our family and friends. We believe that this house should be shared with as many people as possible, as we have heard over and over again from so many, that this is their “favorite” home on Summit Avenue."
For a slide show and virtual tour of the house, click here.