On Sunday my colleague, Kim Palmer, told the tale of Lauri Svedberg’s funky, festooned art house in northeast Minneapolis, which hit the market at the end of the week. That house now has a buyer. Listing agent Michael Gacek of Edina Realty said that response to the listing has been overwhelming and within days of it going on the market he received 10 offers.

Because the deal won’t close until early July, he’s unable to reveal the name of the buyer and the sale price. Safe to assume that the winning bid was for more than the asking price of $149,900. Gacek said the successful buyer is an artist who plans to preserve much of Svedberg’s painting and stone work, which covers nearly every square inch of the house.

Here’s a look at the listing by the numbers between Friday and Monday:

  • Edina Realty Web views: 469,637
  • Web views on Gacek’s Edina Realty Web page: 306,393
  • YouTube video views: 20,928
  • NEmplshomes Facebook page: 33,982
  • Trulia page: 10,712
  • Zillow page: 7,472
  • E-mails and phone calls: 264
  • Agent showings: 136
  • Offers: 10

And the listing was no slouch in readership at the Star Tribune website. Our story about it last week and the photo gallery combined received more than 200,000 page views.

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