There’s no shortage of lofts in Minneapolis’ gorgeous and accessible Mill District. But few have 100% modern construction while keeping the chic, contemporary urban look you love.
If you’re looking for a larger loft in the city, each of the 22 spacious and comfortable units at Metropolitan Lofts is either two bedrooms or three bedrooms. Although they have the historical, industrial feel that is so popular, these condos were built in 2004, and have been designed from the ground up for modern living.
Just steps from the Mississippi River, Metropolitan Lofts is four stories of larger lofts, ranging from 1,400 to 2,100 SqFt You’ll love the stunning views of the city and river from your new home in Metropolitan. Every unit has an attached patio or balcony, so you can enjoy the seasons and get fresh air.
With their contemporary style and construction, Metropolitan lofts feature high-end finishes like polished maple hardwood flooring, and gourmet kitchens with tile flooring, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
If you enjoy snuggling by the fire on a cold Minnesota winter evening, this is one of the few properties in the city that can make that happen. Metropolitan Lofts have gas fireplaces to keep you cozy and warm. Just picture your pooch lying on a rug nearby.
Metropolitan Lofts have 10 ft. vaulted ceilings and large, expansive windows for the open, airy feel you’ll love. But rather than being single-story flats, units at Metropolitan are two stories. At the Metropolitan you’ll have the living, dining, and cooking spaces on one floor, and private sleeping quarters upstairs.
The floor plans are open, contemporary, and designed with ergonomic flow in mind. You’ll appreciate the lovely arched doorways, a feature not commonly found in Minneapolis lofts. And the gleaming hardwoods and insulated walls really make the Metropolitan units unique.
Metropolitan Lofts has affordable monthly homeowners fees compared to other properties around town. And the building’s central location is ideal.
The fees cover professional management of the Metropolitan and include exterior maintenance, snow removal, lawn care, sanitation service, basic cable TV, and water and sewer. There’s also a lovely shared rooftop patio where you can enjoy extraordinary views of the cityscape by day or night.
It doesn’t get much better than the location of Metropolitan Lofts. You’re in the heart of the Mill District and steps away from highly-reviewed restaurants, trendy coffee shops, and all sorts of bars and lounges. There are so many places to wine and dine in Mill District that you’ll spend years trying them all.
For authentic Asian, you’ll love Kindee Thai Restaurant and Zen Box Izakaya. For a twist on Asian fare, try the Wasabi Fusion Restaurant. The Old Spaghetti Factory family Italian restaurant has been serving meals and memories since 1969. Ask to sit in the old trolley car for your dinner!
For a memorable evening, Sawatdee restaurant asks you to “Thai it. You’ll like it™.” Housed in a former warehouse, this local favorite has an elegant atmosphere, complete with a gold leaf ceiling and glass etchings. Sanctuary, Sea Change, and Spoonriver are other notable restaurants a stone’s throw from your front door.
The Mill District has a walkability score of 91, so if you love car-free living, this is a great place to call home. You can walk to the Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City Museum, Gold Medal Park, Mill Ruins Park, First Bridge Park and, of course, the mighty Mississippi River.
Did we mention parks? The Mill District is full of parks, with walking and biking trails that go on for miles. Take your dog for a walk to Loring Park and let her off-leash in the dog park. Your kids will enjoy the playground and the wading pool in summer and the ice rink in winter. The gorgeous Berger Fountain makes an afternoon or evening in Loring Park a serene summer experience. There’s a fishing pier, and you can walk across the Hixon Whitney footbridge to access the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
If other recreational opportunities are your jam, you’ll find yoga studios and local gyms. You can even take a segway tour of the area if you tire of bicycling around. Get beautiful views of the falls from Xcel Energy Water Power Park and the St. Anthony Falls visitor center.
Shopping is a breeze in the Mill District, with popular clothiers such as Macy's and Saks 5th Ave OFF 5th. It’s Minneapolis, so of course, you’re never far from a Target. Make sure you check out the Minneapolis Farmers Market and Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop.
Other notable attractions in the Mill District include the famous Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Central Library, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The entire district has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971, so there is plenty of history to see and experience first-hand.
Don’t worry about Metropolitan Lofts sticking out as a modern building, though. The designers made the building blend in with its elder brethren, so from the outside, you wouldn’t guess that it’s not a hundred years old or more like others around it.
Contact the knowledgeable agents at Roost to visit the magnificent two-story lofts at Metropolitan. The property’s signature blend of contemporary construction with an industrial, historical feel will give you the best of both worlds on the shores of the Mississippi.
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