If you want a true converted-warehouse loft in Minneapolis, then Madison Lofts is the real deal. Built in 1921, the building was converted into 47 residential units in 2006 and recently won the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best in Real Estate Award. Madison Lofts are the place to be in the city’s fantastic Northeast Arts District.
The building’s original three stories of warehouse space are now one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, some with dens. Developers added the fourth floor to make room for new penthouses, as well as two-story townhomes along the building’s front. These units have one or two bedrooms and an array of floor plans and square footages.
From several penthouse lofts, you’ll enjoy extra-large terraces that overlook the Minneapolis skyline. If you enjoy the eclectic and fun Northeast neighborhood, you may have discovered that there aren’t a lot of lofts to choose from there. Luckily, Madison Lofts has everything you want in while still being close to the shopping, dining, entertainment, and art that you love in the Northeast Arts District.
As you would expect from a true industrial loft, homes in Madison Lofts feature exposed architectural elements such as columns and ductwork, distressed brick walls, and soaring ceilings. Add in oversized windows, private balconies or patios, and modern upgrades such as in-unit laundry, energy-efficient heating and cooling, and heated underground parking, and you’ve found the best of both worlds at Madison Lofts.
The designers of Madison Lofts have taken every detail of modern loft living into account. The building has a grand entrance and lobby, letting you come home to luxury. Adjacent to this entrance is a lovely community room that residents can use to host larger gatherings, as well as an oversized community patio for your summer barbecues and soirées.
You’ll also find a workout room in Madison Lofts so that you can get in your cardio and core training right on site. The building also has additional storage space for residents, for all those holiday decorations, high school mementos, or off-season clothes that you may not have room for in your closets.
With their location in the Arts District, you might not be surprised that Madison Lofts has actual artists lofts and live/work units. If you’re a creator, you’ll find like-minded folks at Madison Lofts and will enjoy the chance to blend your craft with your home. The residents of Madison Lofts form a fantastic and supportive community of art enthusiasts and creators.
You’ll love being right across from the Casket Arts building, where 140 artists and arts-based businesses have their studios. You can try your hand at the arts through some of their array of classes in printmaking, jewelry, mixed media, mosaic, and more.
As a resident of Madison Lofts, you’ll appreciate being within walking distance of all sorts of fantastic shopping and dining, as well as art galleries and craft breweries. The neighborhood is also less than a mile to downtown Minneapolis, so you can easily walk or bike to the heart of the city.
The stunning homes of Madison Lofts are located in the #1 arts district in the country, according to a Reader’s Choice poll by USA Today. When you see all that this neighborhood has to offer, you’ll see why.
There are more than 500 artists living and working in the district, representing all mediums, from painting to sculpture to dancing to graphic design. Major studios such as the California Building, the four Casket Arts Buildings, the Northrup King Building, the Q.arma Building , Solar Arts Building, and Thorp Building anchor the district and host open studio nights, art openings, and galas.
The entire district is the result of an Arts Action Plan. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Board of Directors manages the area. This group is composed of local artists, business owners, and community members. You could be a part of making your neighborhood even more remarkable by helping to manage it directly.
Get a cup of what some say is the Twin Cities’ best coffee at Mojo Coffee Gallery, located -- you guessed it -- right in the middle of an art gallery. In addition to rotating local art exhibits, you’ll find fast internet, comfy chairs, lots of outlets to get work done and recharge devices, relaxing music, great patio seating, and a dog-friendly atmosphere. And there’s great coffee and food as well.
Within the neighborhood is the gorgeous 10-acre Logan Park which boasts a ton of athletic facilities and beautiful walking paths. You’ll find soccer, softball, football, and baseball fields, as well as basketball and tennis courts. There’s also an ice skating rink, hockey rink, and a broomball rink. Take the kids to the playground and wading pool, or wander the paths on roller skates, by bicycle, or pushing a stroller.
For a night out on the town without leaving the neighborhood, catch a show by Theater Latté Da in the historic Ritz Theater. In addition to a residential actors’ troupe that puts on stellar productions year-round, you’ll also find locally sourced beer, cider, and a featured wine list. Or try one of the small bites made by Surdyk's Catering for a gourmet treat before or after the show.
If all of this sounds perfect for your artistic soul, give Roost a call to take a look at Madison Lofts and the Northeast Arts District as the place to hang up your brushes and put down your roots. We love helping individuals, couples, and families find the place that they will call home
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