The Lakes on Lake Calhoun is one of the nine properties on the 2017 Luxury Loft + Condo Tour.
A friend recently posted the Myers Briggs personality test on Facebook and I spent a bus ride home answering the (many) questions. I heard about this personality test a few years ago and mildly wondered what my results would show. I wasn’t surprised that I’m just a little bit of a dreamer (I am a writer, after all), an optimist, a “connector” of people, a social extrovert. And that is EXACTLY why I like the Midwest Home Luxury Loft + Condo Tour, scheduled in 2017 from October 6-8. Whether you’re in the market for a loft or condo or you know someone who is (or you’re looking for inspiration and ideas for your own home), this self-guided tour is filled with opportunities to hope and dream, to spend a fun afternoon with friends or family, and to get a detailed and personal tour of these amazing properties.
Last year when I went on this tour, it became a bonding opportunity with my son, my mom, and my sister-in-law and newborn nephew. We spent time in metro area neighborhoods that aren’t always top-of-mind, and honestly, the drive from property to property was nearly as much fun as touring the properties themselves. It was like being a tourist in the Twin Cities! We saw people of all ages exploring the different lofts and condos—future college students shopping with their parents, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-somethings, 50-somethings, and retirees. Everyone was looking for something different.
The loft and condo lifestyle isn’t tailored to just one age group, it’s for anyone who appreciates a lifestyle of convenience, giving you more time to do what you love. I live in Forest Lake and work in Minneapolis and the most appealing aspect to me is the location of these properties—I would love to devote the hours I’m commuting to spending more time with my kids. The loft and condo lifestyle is rooftop barbeques, fun organized gatherings with neighbors, the peace of mind that comes with living in a secured building, easy access to area businesses, theaters, restaurants, and public transportation, the freedom that comes with not having to mow, rake, or shovel, and all kinds of cool amenities right in your building. The developers have clearly gone above and beyond with these luxury lofts and condos. For a dreamer like me, they almost seem too good to be true.
Tour luxury lofts and condos in Bloomington, Edina, Hopkins, downtown Minneapolis, uptown Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, and lowertown St. Paul. For only $25, buy tickets to the VIP Party Friday, October 6—think light bites, beverages, and early previews—and get into all nine properties on the tour before it’s open to the general public October 7 and 8. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. (VIP tickets are also good during the regular hours of the Tour). General tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Single-home tickets are $5. Purchase tickets in advance and learn more at luxurylofttour.com. *Parking is easily accessible and the responsibility of the attendees. The Tour is produced by Greenspring Media, who also produce the Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour and Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour.
By Chrissy Sarinske