Escape pick of the week

Fans of 1970s TV might recognize this house, which has seen a MAJOR price cut

By Lucy Cohen Blatter | December 16, 2016 - 8:59AM 

Anyone got a certain theme song stuck in their heads?

Coldwell Banker

Usually, for our Escape Pick of the Week, we choose homes in the suburbs of New York, or in preferred second-home locations like the Catskills and the Hamptons. But this week, we're breaking with tradition to show you what you can get in the Midwest, and not just any property, either: This incredible seven-bedroom house in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show will remember as the exterior of Mary's fictional 119 North Weatherly apartment building, featured prominently in the credits of the classic sitcom.

The actual house—now a single-family, not cut up into apartments as it was in the sitxcom—is at 2104 Kenwood Parkway, and comes with a large, sweeping porch, an eat-in kitchen that's probably the size of your current apartment (if you're lucky), four full bathrooms, five half-bathrooms, private second-floor guest or nanny quarters, a lower-level sauna, gym, and a triple-car garage.

While we realize Minneapolis may be one of the few places that makes New York's winter seem mild, it's worth checking out if you're considering moving to a smaller city away from both coasts in the near future. (Plus, the sauna that comes with the house can help you adjust to the cold.)

The house has been on the market for a long time, as per property records, and as a result it's available now for a major discount. Listed at $2.895 million years ago, it's now asking $1.695 million.

Imagine the respect you'd get with your TV fanatic friends.


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