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Mid-Century Modern Homes

Mid-century modern real estate is known for its clean lines, simple forms, and functionality. It emerged in the 1940s and became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Mid-century modern homes in Minnesota often feature flat or low-pitched roofs, large windows that bring in natural light, and an open floor plan that creates a spacious feel. They typically have a minimalist aesthetic, with a focus on functionality and practicality. MCM real estate is often characterized by the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, and glass, and an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. The style has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many Twin Cities homeowners and homebuyers seeking these properties for their unique style and design.

Mid-Century Modern Architects in Minnesota

There were several influential mid-century modern architects in Minnesota who helped shape the architectural landscape of the state and beyond. Perhaps the most famous is Ralph Rapson.

Ralph Rapson - Ralph Rapson was a renowned architect and educator who worked in Minnesota from the 1950s to the 1980s. He is best known for designing the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and for his innovative work in modernist residential architecture.

Remembering the Work of Ralph Rapson

University Grove Community

University Grove is a small, idyllic community located in Minnesota, just a few miles from the Twin Cities. It is a unique and historic community that was founded in 1916 as a cooperative for University of Minnesota faculty and staff. Today, it remains a close-knit community with a strong sense of tradition and pride in its history.

University Grove consists of 103 homes, each nestled among beautiful trees and lush greenery. The homes are primarily mid-century modern style, and the community is known for its beautiful and well-maintained gardens and landscaping.

University Grove Environs

Residents of University Grove enjoy a peaceful and serene environment, with easy access to the amenities and cultural offerings of the Twin Cities. The community is located just minutes from the University of Minnesota, as well as several parks and nature preserves.

One of the unique aspects of University Grove is its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The community has implemented several initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, including a comprehensive recycling program, a community garden, and a program to encourage walking and biking.

Overall, University Grove is a charming and picturesque community that offers a rare combination of history, beauty, and sustainability.

University Grove Homeowners' Association

Homes for Sale In University Grove

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Homes for Sale in University Grove

More Mid-Century Modern Architects

Other Minnesota architects include Elizabeth Close, who worked in Minnesota in the mid-twentieth century. She was known for her innovative use of materials and her focus on creating functional and efficient spaces. She designed many homes and buildings in the Twin Cities area.

Edwin Lundie - Edwin Lundie was an architect who worked in Minnesota during the mid-twentieth century. He is best known for his work in traditional Scandinavian architecture, but he also designed several mid-century modern homes and buildings throughout the state.

Carl Graffunder - Carl Graffunder was an architect who worked in Minnesota during the mid-twentieth century. He is best known for his work in modernist residential architecture, including a number of homes in the Twin Cities area.

Recent Listing of a Elizabeth Close Home

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