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Carriage house turned loft-like condo asks $949K

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This three-bedroom home is surprisingly bright and airy on the inside

An exterior view of a brick building with an arched doorway leading to a condo. Photos by Virtuance, courtesy of Edina Realty

Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, this building is a former carriage house now home to an airy three-bedroom, three-bath condo. Paul Robb, a founding member of the synth-pop group Information Society, is selling the historic, 3,930-square-foot space.

The 1891 building started life as the carriage house of railroad tycoon J.J. Hill and is located on a cobblestone road across from the J.J. Hill House. Most mansions have carriage houses in the rear, but the bluff on which the Hill house was set made that impossible, so Hill built his carriage house across the street. The property fell into disrepair in the 1970s before it was subdivided into four condos and rehabbed by a local architect.

Today, the listing features original brickwork and tack cabinets, a library, and a lofted master bedroom with a wood stove. The main living spaces are bright thanks to a wall of windows that overlooks a 1,250-square-foot private courtyard previously used for exercising horses. Still, beamed ceilings and warm wood cabinets make the loft-like space feel cozy. Interested? 260 Maiden Lane 1 is on the market now for $949,000.

A living room has a leather couch and arm chairs, beamed ceiling, and a wall of windows.
The loft-like living room features exposed wooden beams and a wall of windows that looks out to a private courtyard.
A picnic-table style dining room table sits on a brick floor next to a living room and kitchen.
The open-concept floorplan showcases brick floors and views from a library in the back to a dining room near the kitchen.
A galley kitchen has wood cabinets, an orange sink, and brick floors.
The kitchen features sleek wood and brick floors.
A red bed sits in a second story loft with a wood stove in the corner.
The lofted master suite features a wood stove and beamed ceilings.
A white comforter on a wooden bed sits in a bedroom with brick walls.
Another bedroom showcases arched windows and the carriage house’s exposed brick.