Readers of American Bungalow magazine or the book “Bungalow Nation” will recognize the 1917 Ashmore model Sears kit house now for sale here in Minneapolis. This spectacular home– one of jewels of Twin Cities bungalowdom– was the cover house for American Bungalow issue 47 at the end of 2005. The five bedroom, two bath home with 2,850 finished square feet of living area is located near lakes and parks in one of Minneapolis’ most desirable neighborhoods.
And now it could be yours for a scant $650,000!
We heard about the house sale through a flyer from the Twin Cities Bungalow Club a couple days ago. We love our house and neighborhood, but I’ll admit that when Ms. Bungalow and I saw this flyer we thought briefly about how on earth we could swing a half-million dollar mortgage. Work longer hours? Get a paper route? Sell a kidney? The Ashmore’s siren song had us ensnared.
But then we realized that even if we could afford that house, (we can’t) we would surely kill ourselves trying to keep our two-year-old from scratching the magazine-worthy wainscotting or scribbling on the polished granite countertops. That’s not the bungalow way of life.
So if there is a child-free, pet-free, well-to-do, curator wannabe in the market for a spectacular museum/home in lovely Minneapolis, the Bryn Mawr Ashmore awaits…