An 1880s Manor With an Eye-Catching Porte Cochere Asks $2.3M in St. Paul, Minnesota

The 8,316-square-foot home comes with three guest apartments and a cedar-clad sauna on the garden level.
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Property Details:

Location: 534 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

Price: $2,250,000

Year Built: 1884

Footprint: 8,316 square feet (seven bedrooms, eight baths)

From the agent:  "An eclectic English country manor house with architectural influences spanning the Arts and Crafts, Storybook, and Victorian styles. Featuring its prominent ‘catslide’ porte cochere, this remarkable estate remains one of St. Paul’s most recognizable homes. Sitting on just over an acre and comprised of five lots on top of historic the Ramsey Hill neighborhood, this romantic home has been expanded, preserved, and cherished over the years."

The 19th-century residence at 534 Summit Avenue sits on more than an acre of landscaped gardens in the historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. The expansive home offers major curb appeal thanks to its eye-catching "catslide" porte cochere.

The design of the 8,316-square-foot residence draws from Arts and Crafts, Storybook, and Victorian styles. Stained glass clerestory windows above the front door welcome visitors inside.

A large chandelier in the spacious entry hall hints at ornate period details throughout the home.

"With 10-foot ceilings and abundant natural light, the layout is compelling and full of delights such as bay windows and ornamental carved plaster ceilings," says the listing agent.

The open kitchen offers updated appliances, built-in cabinetry, and plenty of counter space for storage and meal preparation.

The residence comes with six fireplaces, including one that anchors the living room between two built-in shelving units.

"The third floor has two apartments, perfect for guests or tenants," says the listing agent. "The garden level contains a gym, a cedar sauna, and steam shower, and yet another apartment." 

In total, the Ramsey Hill estate includes seven bedrooms and eight baths.

Colorful wallpaper adorns the walls in one of the bedrooms and en suite baths.

A rust-orange color scheme in another bedroom complements the dark wooden furniture and medium hardwood floors.

A peaceful sunroom looks out over the surrounding grounds.

The expansive estate includes multiple covered porches. On the ground floor, brick stairs lead to the formal gardens.

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