From the outside, the turn-of-the-century home in Minneapolis’ Lowry Hill neighborhood looks its age — stately, with a Victorian air.

But inside are spaces that are just as bright, modern and on-trend as anything on the Luxury Home Tour.

The current owners, who bought the house in 2016, undertook a whole-house renovation, working with MDS Remodeling, Wayzata. It’s now on the market for $2.95 million.

All five bathrooms got a makeover, including the spa-like bath in the owners’ retreat with its soaking tub, walk-in shower, marble accent walls and heated floors. The suite, which takes up half the second floor, also includes a dressing room, sitting room with fireplace and a new laundry room.

The kitchen is nowthoroughly modern with a 14.5-foot center island featuring a waterfall top of Cararra marble, top-of-the-line appliances, touch handles and sleek new cabinets, including a concealed refrigerator, pantry and appliance cupboard.

The restoration is “stunning,” said real estate agent Julie Regan, Lakes Sotheby’s. “They kept the integrity of the original details and took it to the next level.”

Those original details include freshly refinished herringbone wood floors, four fireplaces with carved wood detailing and leaded-glass windows and doors.

The historic 7,758-square-foot house was built in 1901 for Fred Boardman, a Canadian-born lawyer then serving as Hennepin County Attorney. By the 1920s, it was owned by real estate broker Charles Chadbourn, who is credited for coining the term “Realtor.”

Other features:

• Five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

• Large corner lot.

• Walking distance to city lakes, shops and restaurants.

• Study/library on the second floor.

• Finished third floor (now used as a jewelry design studio).

• Lower-level suite with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath — suitable for a teen, a parent or a nanny.


Julie Regan, 612-230-3159, Lakes Sotheby’s, has the listing.