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This historic South Minneapolis home combines the rambling, complex floor plan of Arts & Crafts design with the Horizontal bands of windows of a Prairie House and the sculptural interior pillars of the Beaux-Arts style.
This spacious, turn-of-the-century upper duplex was built in the American Eclectic Style common to the Midwest at the time of its construction in 1900. Not quite an architectural style unto itself, but rather a catalog of previous styles, Eclectic Architecture combined the best elements of each school in the name of expressive freedom. This historic South Minneapolis home combines the rambling, complex floor plan of an Arts & Crafts design with the horizontal bands of windows of a Prairie House and the sculptural interior pillars of the Beaux-Arts style. The effect is a sense of twisting and turning through the house as you travel through it, through misplaced doors and hidden passages, discovering, each time you turn, an unlikely staircase, a recess, a room where you think it probably oughtn't to be. Yet somehow there is a unity in it all; somehow it works. And that is the genius of American Eclecticism...
In the long asymmetrical living room there is a sense of everyday comfort, a feeling that you are inhabiting a space created for the common man--even with twin white pillars standing above you in the room. The sun comes in from the south through the double hung windows, over the built-in bookcase, lights the cherrywood inlay in the white pine floors. A breeze comes through the transom. There is a sense of the simple life in the building materials as well as the design.
Through the white cottage door, the sun porch hangs out amongst the trees, its thirteen windows looking down through the leaves onto the street. Sit and enjoy the sun, play a game of backgammon if you like, pull out the wooden sleeper sofa and take a nap. Listen to the warblers outside the windows. Have a seat at the drawing table. If it's Spring make a sketch of the fledglings in their their nest. Get yourself a beverage--just wind through the living room and through the columned entry, past the formal dining room to the kitchen. Pour some lemonade but continue through the kitchen, past the bath and into the little hall. Turn down the back stairs and go into the yard. Have a seat at the patio table or on a bench in the shade. Cut some fresh greens from the garden for your salad. Maybe take a bike out for a ride. There are eight in the garage so invite all your friends, your spouse and kids, and pedal to The Falls.
Stop at Matt's on your way back to the house. It's just on the next block at Cedar. Eat a "Juicy Lucy" and fries and forget your manners. Feel too guilty for the poor innocent cows? Or like a bad parent feeding that stuff to the kids? Hop on the bikes again, pedal fast to The Seward Coop. You're there in ten minutes. Pick up some tofu and spring peas. Make a Brussels sprouts hash and eat laughing around the table. Stuffed? Watch a movie. Wait for the kids to pass out. Somebody make a run to The Cork Dork. 10 blocks down Cedar--six minutes if you hit all the lights. Try to find a nice Cabernet for ten dollars--you can do it. Maybe a local craft beer. Let the staff help you. ( You bet ya'! ) Everybody's so darn "Minnesota Nice!" Return, park the car out back by the garage, tip quietly up past the kids' room and join your other half on the sun porch and close the door. Giggle for a while and open the windows and look through the trees in the dark, and watch the lights of the city until everyone is asleep. All eight of you finally--two beds and two sleeper sofas. And when you open your eyes in the morning you can hear the warblers. Somebody is in the kitchen making the cage free eggs from the Coop and everybody eats at the patio table in the backyard. The kids run around under the Birch and the Cedar, maybe get out the Slip n Slide for a while. Everybody laughs and feels tranquil and happy and nobody sticks to the plan because you're all on vacation.
- No smoking. Any evidence of smoking will result in loss of deposit.
- No overnight guests beyond those on the reservation.
We want guests to make themselves comfortable and at home while still keeping in mind that this is a second-floor duplex and respecting the first floor . We do ask that guests respect quiet time hours after 11 PM , avoiding stomping, walking in heels or hard shoes, loud talking or music after this hour. This rule goes beyond the normal day-to-day lifestyles of most of our guests. But we have had a few issues with people throwing parties and things of this nature, and we want guests to understand that if there is any late-night partying or noisemaking they may be asked to leave. This is at the discretion of the downstairs neighbors, trusted and reasonable long-term tenants
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
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I am an American writer and attorney living between New York and Havana, Cuba. I love travel and travelers. I have visited 49 states, 24 countries, and lived abroad. My family and I have a natural love for the process of traveling and we always do whatever we can to help our guests have a great travel experience.