This past month we were able to help clients, and now friends of ours, close on their dream home; a neoclassical arts and crafts style mansion. The property truly is one of a kind and also has an amazingly rich history! The Congdon neighborhood estate is well known to Duluthians because it is one of the largest turn of the century mansions at 16,317 square feet. The main house features not only amazing woodwork, but arched Gothic ceilings, eleven total fireplaces and an oval dining room with a beautiful Tiffany style fireplace that sets it apart from any home we have ever seen.
The house was originally built by the lumber baron Charles A. Duncan in 1907 as a wedding present for his wife. With the help of architects Bray and Nystrom, Duncan invariably showcased his personal wealth as well as the city of Duluth’s prosperity. Duncan’s profession and contacts are the reason for the beautiful burled African mahogany, and tiger grain oaks throughout most of the main house. Also on the property is a wonderful carriage house that is currently set up as a duplex. Pair the amazing craftsmanship with a babbling Oregon Creek running through the western side of the 1.68 acre lot and you have a truly unique property that neither of us will ever forget!
Call us today and we can help make your realty dreams come true! Whether you are looking at a $50,000 dollar starter house or a million dollar dream home, The Rogers & Rush Group can make it happen.
The property was listed by Tom Little, Coldwell Banker East West Realty.