Northeast Minneapolis has a penchant for all things artsy, craftsy and hip, as evidenced by popular groups and events like the Northeast Minneapolis Art Association’s Art-a-Whirl and the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. It was named by USA Today as the best arts district in the country. It’s also home to a vibrant array of restaurants, bars and taprooms.
It’s fitting, then, that one of the most unique homes you’ll ever see is located in Northeast Minneapolis. Once the home and studio of local artist Lori Svedberg, there is barely a square inch that has not been touched by her art, heart and soul. The home is covered in rocks, wood and realistic paintings, all designed with an artist’s eye.
The house became an overnight sensation on social media and has been featured by several local news organizations, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, WCCO and Bring Me The News. The listing agent, Edina Realty’s Michael Gacek, has also reported being contacted by news outlets from Florida to England.
“I’ve sold unique houses, not quite like this, it’s amazing,” Gacek said.
Because of the unique nature of the home, Gacek has leveraged social media and news attention to find just the right buyer who can appreciate its artistic qualities. The home is also fully inspected and is sold with a one-year warranty.
“I know my neighborhood, I know my Northeast… it’s what I do,” Gacek said.
Now, check out these photos of the home you have to see to believe.
The home was sold on June 8 with 10 offers on the table. The sale will not close until early in July, so the agent is unable to reveal the sale price. Gacek did say the buyer is an artist who plans to preserve much of the painting and stone work.