Amy Solarz-Patel remade a Minnetonka dwelling with the most effective bits of houses she’s seen in her years as an actual property agent.
For the two,040-square-foot home, Solarz-Patel put a contemporary spin on the kitchen by including a handful of black tiles in an in any other case white ground. She had seen plenty of white kitchens, so she made the cabinetry a darkish “caviar” to present it extra shade.
“As an alternative of an all white kitchen it is caviar, one thing somewhat completely different as a result of persons are sick of the all white,” she mentioned. “I feel it is a kitchen folks can actually see themselves in.”
Solarz-Patel completed the basement off with a mudroom space, a leisure room, laundry room, two bedrooms and a rest room, which boasts a double self-importance and a spacious bathe lined by black-framed double sliding doorways.
“I used to be displaying one other home to purchasing purchasers of mine and that home had a very distinctive wanting bathe,” she mentioned. “I assumed ‘It does look actually cool, I am doing that.'”
Whereas she gutted the 1950 rambler, added a rest room and expanded the storage to accommodate two vehicles, she stored inside the current footprint of the midcentury fashionable dwelling. Giving the house an up to date smooth look whereas holding true to its unique construction was Solarz-Patel’s objective.
“We just about stayed with the unique integrity of the home, although we opened the lounge and put in a rest room within the basement that wasn’t there,” mentioned Solarz-Patel, who can be the itemizing agent for the house. The Minnetonka home is one among a handful she and several other companions have fastened as much as flip.
Location, location, location
The home is able to transfer in, Solarz-Patel mentioned. She mentioned its giant lot provides views of lush inexperienced timber throughout the summer time and that there is a patio, offering indoor and out of doors area for a rising household or anybody on the lookout for a quiet suburban dwelling.
She additionally identified that the 2 bedrooms on the principle ground may simply change into dwelling workplaces for these with hybrid jobs or who’re working remotely.
With proximity to trails, parks, public tennis courts and even a espresso store, the house is near leisure alternatives, together with Shady Oak Lake for days on the seashore. It is also near Hwy. 7 and Interstate 494, making commuting a breeze.
“It is a dwelling you may develop into,” Solarz-Patel mentioned. “It will a fantastic home for a first-time homebuyer. Downtown Hopkins is shut; there’s numerous bars and eating places and vintage outlets and bike trails.”
Amy Solarz-Patel of Compass (email@example.com; 646.630.3585) has the $469,000 itemizing.