If you look at the North Loop’s skyline, you will notice the red brick tower that is a distinctive part of it. That tower is part of the Tower Lofts, and it could point the way to your next home in Minneapolis.
This unmistakable building, built in 1920, was once part of the Harvester machinery manufacturing plant, turning out mowers and combines for the Midwest’s farmers. In 2004, Tower Lofts and the adjacent Harvester Lofts rose from the former industrial floors as luxury, upscale living in the city.
As a true industrial conversion, you’ll find all the features you love about trendy urban living. Ceilings are 13’-14’ in height, and you’ll enjoy the rustic charm of the aged exposed brick walls. In some units, these have been painted white, giving you the look of brick with a brighter feel. Modern heating and cooling have been added to the units, with the visible ductwork that defines industrial chic. Although the building is a century-old, all homes have updated wiring, including readiness for home networks and high-speed Internet.
A distinctive feature of Tower Lofts are the sliding barn doors as entrances to the bedrooms in the units. Floor plans are open and make interesting use of unusual angles and nooks and crannies. You’ll be excited to cook and entertain in your sleek contemporary kitchen, with luxury appliances open to the living area and the floor-to-ceiling energy-efficient windows.
While the exposed, insulated concrete floors, soaring ceilings, and oversized windows resemble other lofts in the area, there is one feature of the Tower that you won’t find anywhere else. Tower Lofts has the largest rooftop terrace in the city, with more than 6,000 SqFt of space. It’s not just an empty rooftop, either. This amazing terrace is fully loaded with three gas grills, two fire pits, comfortable seating for 50 people, and gorgeous panoramic views of the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline. There’s even Wi-Fi on the rooftop so you can use it as your office or stream Netflix under the stars.
If the weather makes using the rooftop terrace impossible, residents and guests can also use the 650 SqFt lobby for entertaining and social gatherings. You won’t have to fool with clearing off your car in winter as a resident of Tower Lofts. The building has heated underground parking to protect you and your vehicle from the elements. If you’re a cyclist – and the North Loop is very friendly to biking – you’ll appreciate the individual bike racks to keep your gear safe and sorted.
There are 137 units in Tower Lofts, including 24 live-work units. You can choose from a variety of floor plans and the number of bedrooms. Units range in size from a cozy 670 SqFt one-bedroom to a spacious 2,300 SqFt home.
Amenities at Tower Lofts complement the luxury of the units themselves. In addition to the best rooftop terrace in the city and the shared lobby, you will enjoy on-site caretakers and professional management of the site. You’ll never have to mow, prune, or weed, but you’ll enjoy the landscaping around your new home. The snow will magically be shoveled from your sidewalk and doorstep, and all exterior maintenance will be taken care of by professionals. Think of the time you’ll save when you don’t have a honey-do list.
Your association fees cover your heating and air-conditioning, water and sewer, and trash sanitation services as well as cable TV. On-site security staff keeps you and your home safe and protected. Residents of Tower Lofts enjoy private passageways to the Mississippi River and the many bike paths and walking trails that line its banks.
If you love the Tower Lofts, you’ll be thrilled about the neighborhood which it resides. The Warehouse District or North Loop is an exciting and eclectic district of the city with a fabulous selection of dining, shopping, and entertainment at trendy boutiques, sidewalk cafés and bistros, craft breweries, and local watering holes.
If you’re a sports fan, you’ll be happy to learn that Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team is just a few blocks away, as is US Bank Stadium, where you can catch a Vikings football game.
The neighborhood has a high walkability score at 86, so it’s easy to get to your games on foot, including via the famous Minneapolis Skyway. Walking through the Skyway will put you one story above the city streets and safe from the cold, rain, snow, or hot sun. Plus, you can stop at one of the many shops and restaurants inside the Skyway to sip a coffee or enjoy an ice cream cone along the way.
Entertainment options in the neighborhood are plentiful, no matter what your style. Catch a concert or a show at the famous Guthrie Theater, or a classic performance at the Minnesota Opera. Try out Trapped Puzzle Rooms’ several escape-the-room experiences, or enjoy the art at the Drew Benson Art Gallery & Studio or the outdoor Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Speaking of outdoor attractions, the North Loop is full of ways to enjoy the beauty of the city. In addition to the trails alongside the Mississippi, you’ll also enjoy heading over to Boom Island for a picnic, or the history and labyrinthine foundations of Mill Ruins Park. There’s plenty of recreational opportunities for biking, running, playing group sports, ice skating, and taking the kids to a playground at one of the area’s public or private parks.
For shopping, you’re close to the famous Nicollet, a mile of pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining where you can find the flagship Target as well as other staples such as Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks OFF 5th. Try the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market for fresh and organic produce, locally baked goods, and artisanal crafts from eclectic artists and vendors. Don’t forget to visit the Fulton Brewing Company taproom after work for a signature craft brew.
To make Tower Lofts your next home, contact the friendly and knowledgeable real estate professionals at Roost. We know the area well and are excited to show you how great living at Tower in the North Loop can be.
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