Whitney Condo Unit Owned by Local Couple Featured in NYT

by Alex Stenback on September 4, 2008

Image via Michele Litvin for the New York Times

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the Whitney Landmark Residences – The standard Mill, then hotel, then condo project in the heart of downtown Minneapolis’ mill district – one of our personal favorites as far as downtown condos go.

Anyway, the NYT has a story on one couple’s purchase and subsequent build-out of a unit, once the turbine room at the 19th century Standard Mill, at the Whitney:

IN the fall of 2007, Will Hopkins and Mary K. Baumann made what many New Yorkers would consider a puzzling real estate decision. Maybe a crazy one. Having sold their Chelsea office, the veteran graphic designers traded a 2,000-square-foot apartment in one of the grandest buildings on the Upper West Side, with 13-foot ceilings and a 100-foot-long courtyard view, for a pair of unfinished basement condominiums. Oh yes, and the stabilized rent on the apartment was $2,000 a month. And the condominiums are in Minneapolis.

Check it out – the piece details some of the unique touches they put into the project, with a cool slide show of the finished unit. 

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