Historic House Listings

Off market. That pretty stone cottage! Circa 1912 in Minnesota. $729,500

July 26, 2023

Like a fairytale cottage! Known as “that pretty stone cottage”, this home was built in 1912. It is locate don .46 acres in Duluth, Minnesota. The home features a porte cochere, hardwood floors, covered front porch, stone fireplace and exposed beams. This home was once the carriage house for a nearby mansion. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,900 square feet. $729,500

Contact Deanna Bennett with Messina and Associates Real Estate: 218-343-8444

From the Zillow listing:


“That pretty stone cottage” can be yours! Own a piece of Duluth history! Designed by renowned architect Fredrick German, this attractive, stone cottage was once a carriage house for the neighboring mansion, built for the lumber baron John Millen. Since then, it retains much of the original character, yet, has been remodeled or refurbished for today”s lifestyle! The majestic stone arch welcomes you and your guests inside this iconic landmark where you are instantly wrapped in warmth! View timeless building materials of stone, brick & wood crafted superbly by craftsmen of a bygone era surrounding you! Enjoy the surprisingly open concept floor plan on the main level allowing gathering, cooking & conversing easily! Every inch of this stunning space is utilized practically from the primary suite to an ensuite & to a unique, lofted level…YOU WILL LOVE the feeling of being transported back in time w/quality & character that cannot be replicated today! Tiled roof w/copper flashing, gutters, downspouts… A gorgeous wooded lot! Quality of the old ways, yet completely redone where it matters. Revel in stone walls so thick, you hear not a sound from the outside, with the efficiency of a newer home. Quality over quantity with a smaller footprint, for the discerning buyer that feels that just enough is just right!



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