WINNER: 2003 Builder's Choice Award for Design
Detail, 2003 Best in American Living Award for Townhome
under 2,000 sf, 2003 CUE Award
The goals of this innovative small project were to deliver
high-end Lander Group design in a few affordable homes that
take advantage of the amenities of the flourishing Seward
neighborhood. This development consists of five two-story
townhouses and two lofts surrounding a modest central courtyard.
The five townhouses all feature light on three sides and
big windows to take advantage of it. All have private outdoor
patios and front stoops that address on 21st Avenue. Some
owners opted to finish the full basements. One townhouse
has an attached garage; the others have direct private garage
The two lofts have great views of the downtown skyline
through oversized windows, and daylight from all four walls.
Two levels, open floor plans and tall ceilings - 16 feet
in the main living area - afford plenty of space.
The Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, south of downtown
and the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus, on the
banks of the Mississippi River, has long been known for
its diversity and bohemian flavor, successfully combining
the best of urban and small town values. This project's
bold design, fresh materials and slightly funky feel are
right at home. The new Seward Co-op grocery store is across
the street, the Seward Cafe is down the block, and Riverside
Hospital, University of Minnesota, and Augsburg College
are all a short bike ride away. The Franklin Avenue station
of the Hiawatha Light Rail line make downtown, the Mall
of America, and the airport a short trip.