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3 historic homes for sale in the Twin Cities

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Just in time for Super Bowl, here are three Minneapolis-Saint Paul homes currently on the market (and their price-point counterparts in Philly and Boston)

Dark blue-painted wood-frame house with covered stone porch dusted with snow.
This 1894 Clarence Johnston-design is offered at $1.15 million in Saint Paul.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Twin Cities Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Price: $225,000 to $1,150,000

With Super Bowl LII taking place at Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend, let’s take a look at a couple of standout homes for sale in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, where carefully updated turn-of-the-century houses are the name of the game.

Then, to get into the competitive spirit of this football weekend, let’s see what Philadelphia and Boston have to offer at similar price points. Whether you’re rooting for the Eagles or the Patriots (or neither) this Sunday, one thing is bound to bring everyone together: real estate talk.

1068 24th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

For just $225,000, this sweet little bungalow in Minneapolis’s Como neighborhood right by the University of Minnesota could be yours. Built in 1911, the updated home measures 1,257 square feet and features three small bedrooms upstairs plus a bathroom, and more than enough common space on the ground floor. Here, a living room flows into a formal dining room then into a spacious kitchen with a butler’s pantry. Period elements like molding, broad-framed windows, and carved doorways add character, as do each room’s unique color scheme.

Head to Curbed Philly to see what you can get for $225,000.

But in Boston, $239,000 goes as far as a 335-square-foot studio near Boston College.

12 Orlin Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

Just about three miles away is this 1909 house in the Prospect Park historic neighborhood located within the University community of Minneapolis. Carefully maintained and sympathetically restored, the wood-frame two-story features what appear to be original hardwood floors, millwork, stained glass, and coffered ceilings in the dining room.

There are five bedroom and three baths across 2,239 square feet of living, which includes living, family, and dining rooms, plus an eat-in kitchen. A new two-car garage equipped with solar panels complete the property, which is offered at $485,000.

Curious about what a similar price can get you in city of Eagles? Take a look.

And in Boston, why not consider this fixer-upper Dorchester colonial for $439,000?

502 Grand Hill, Saint Paul

Built in 1894, the well-maintained home with updates was designed by architect Clarence Johnston and is located within the Historic Hill Heritage Preservation District of Saint Paul. The 6,000-square-foot residence boasts gorgeous original details like woodwork, leaded glass, and built-in furniture throughout, creating an elegant yet cozy atmosphere for entertaining and relaxation.

Formal common areas, a library, multiple brick fireplaces, five spacious bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a private backyard with a deck, patio, and an outdoor stone fireplace round out the three-story property. Located at 502 Grand Hill, it’s offered at $1.15 million.

In Philly, for slightly more, you can nab this transformed brick townhouse in Fitler Square, to the tune of about $1.2 million.

But in Boston, $1.15 million will get you this one-bedroom apartment on the 36th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences.