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Wanna Buy?—Notebook Dump Edition!

Let's look at a seemingly/spookily abandoned south Minneapolis home, a St. Paul firehouse conversation with a dark backstory, a curious mid-century St. Croix estate, and an iconic St. Paul hangout in which Fitzgerald famously got wasted.

February 26, 2024

Wanna Buy This Gorgeous, 122-Year-Old Lakeside Duluth Cottage? Too Bad!

Setting aside issues around property taxes and land use, a billionaire family's Park Point shopping spree offers insight into a vast, class-rooted values chasm.

January 16, 2024

Wanna Buy Ex-Wild Star Mikko Koivu’s Minnehaha Creek Home?

And either way, what am I doing with my life?

November 9, 2023

Wanna Buy a Single-Family Rock ‘n’ Roll Church Home?

Built in 1889, White Bear Lake's "Old Stewart" has been transformed from a church to a playhouse to, most recently, a fully reimagined single-family home/concert venue.

October 25, 2023

Wanna Buy a Historically Protected Healy Home Built for a Jewelry Magnate?

David Marquardt, aka the 'Mayor of Healy Block,' is selling the historic house after 31 years.

October 4, 2023

Wanna Buy the Perfect Lil Dome Home Cabin for $220K?

'It's a hippie special,' according to the listing agent.

September 8, 2023

Wanna Buy a Mid-Century Modern Cabin Designed by a Pioneering Architect?

Located on a secluded Lake Vermilion peninsula, the property known as 'Thunderhead' was dreamt up by famed Minnesota architect Lisl Close.

August 14, 2023

Wanna Buy a Hastings Hobbit House?

A place fit for Isumbras Took the First!

July 12, 2023