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Looking for one of the most unique homes Duluth has to offer?

Duluth, MN floating house

Are you dreaming of a home floating above a creek, surrounded by nature yet with easy access to city living? If so, this remarkable property listed for sale in Duluth may be your perfect fit.

Duluth floating home

The home sits on a bridge that spans Congdon Creek

3328 E. Superior Street is available for just $698,000, listed by Edina Realty agents Karen Rue and Jessica Buelow of the Gulliford & Rue Real Estate Team. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home floats in the air atop a steel bridge that spans a creek flowing toward Lake Superior, just a few blocks away. Amenities in this once-in-a-lifetime find include an indoor pool and an open great room.

"It's one of a kind because it's kind of like we're selling a steel bridge that happens to have a house on top," Rue recently told the Star Tribune. "Therein lies the uniqueness of the property and really the value of the property that's unprecedented."

The home was featured in a recent historic properties tour of Duluth hosted by the Duluth Preservation Alliance. Local preservation enthusiasts marvel at the home’s midcentury modern style and backstory, which starts with engineer Lewis Erickson building the home on stilts for his wife, who suffered from polio.

duluth, MN flosting home

An elevated walkway leads to the front door.

Built in 1959, the 2,400-square-foot home’s price factors in both its size and the need for some cosmetic changes by any new owner. The property includes 0.34 acres and sits just a couple of blocks northwest of Lake Superior and scenic Highway 61.

Property owner Peter Gesell recently told the Duluth News Tribune that the home reminds him of the house he grew up in.

“I see myself more as a caretaker, less as an owner,” he said.

For showings or more information about this midcentury marvel, contact Karen Rue or Jessica Buelow.

The bedrooms are surrounded on all sides by greenery.

Looking for something out-of-the-box?

There aren’t many homes like this one, but there are many other amazing properties for sale in Duluth. Check them out, and get in touch today with an Edina Realty agent if you’d like to book a showing!

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