Jennifer Kirby

Kirby Fine Homes

1712 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Priced at $2,995,000
Welcome to the Historic Donaldson Mansion
Priced at $2,995,000
Now's your chance to own the best priced luxury home in Minneapolis!

Sitting on 0.80 acres of land, the property includes two parcels: the Main House and Gardens, and the 4 Car Garage Carriage House with 2 bedroom apartment. Dramatically reduced by 50% of the original list price, this home is priced to sell quickly and includes over $6 Million in restoration and updating. The main house features 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, with approximately 9500 heated square feet, while the carriage house has approximately 2600 heated square feet.

History of the Home

Built in 1906, this stunning home was designed for Lawrence Donaldson, who with his brother William, founded the Donaldson Department Store in Minneapolis. The architectural firm of Kees and Colburn was commissioned to design the family's residence, known for a number of major works in Minneapolis including the Grain Exchange Building, Donaldson's Office Building, and the Charles H. Harrington Mansion. They later designed the Loring Theater, the Ford Centre, and The Lowry, to name a few.

Constructed mainly of brick, the home is exquisitely detailed with a mixture of several design styles, the most prevalent being Arts & Crafts and Beaux Arts. Subtle design elements throughout the home, linked to Mr. Donaldson's Scottish heritage, feature the thistle. Probably the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish, the flower can be found on the facade of the house, the entry columns, above the entry door, on the chimneys, in the living room Tiffany window, and more!

Completed sometime in 1907, additional modifications to the home began in 1908 by expanding the north side - a dining room and a second floor bedroom were enlarged, a sleeping porch was added, and the screened-in porch became an enclosed sun room. The Donaldson's also hired well known designer John Bradstreet to create a Japanese inspired Sun Parlor, as well as design the Reception Room/Study off the main foyer. In 1916, the carriage house was completed with four large carriage stalls, a second floor apartment, a number of work rooms, and a connecting tunnel.

As happened to many large properties in the Twin Cities as time moved on, the estate was subdivided into six separate lots in 1959 when it was sold by the Donaldson family. After the passing of many decades and multiple owners, the main house was bought by the current owners in 2000, who also acquired the original carriage house in 2001.

Restoration of a Gem

Thankfully the new owners had a vision of restoring the home back to its former splendor. Over the last decade, with love and dedication, some of the highest quality craftsman and artisans were employed to bring the home back to life, while incorporating state of the art technology and modern conveniences for today's busy lifestyle.

Carriage House

The 3 level carriage house includes a fully restored and renovated upper level 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath apartment with kitchen, living room, and dining room and just under 1500 finished square feet. If leased, one parking stall is included with the apartment, and is located on the main level in the property's terrazzo floored 4 car garage. The space would also be perfect as a nanny or in-law suite. The garage main level also features a workshop and tool room. The lower level, which connects to the main residence via a tunnel includes an exercise room, work shop, half bath, and storage rooms.

Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
9
Home Size:
12,195 sq.ft.
Garage:
4
Lot Size:
0.80 acres
County:
Hennepin
Property Type:
Single Family Home
Year Built:
1906
10 Fireplaces
Grand Staircase
Original Millwork
Hardwood Floors
Coffered Ceilings
Central Air
Home Theater
Billiards Room
Tunnel
In-floor Heat
Butler's Pantry
Expansive Gardens
Stained Glass
Multiple Terraces
Sound System
Library
Office
Formal Dining Room
Sun Parlor
Wine & Root Cell
Intercom System
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2015 Truth in Housing Report.pdf
1712 Mount Curve (Main House) Seller's Disclosure
Seller's Disclosure - 1712 Mount Curve Ave.pdf
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1720 Mount Curve (Carriage House) Seller's Disclosure
1720 Mount Curve Disclosure.pdf
1720 LBP Disclosure
1720 Mount Curve Avenue Lead Base Paint Disclosure
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