Actor Josh Hartnett is selling his 1887 Queen Anne Victorian in Minneapolis overlooking the Lake of the Isles.
He’s not able to spend as much time here as he’d like, his publicist says, and he wants this historic home to be “properly loved and lived in.
A book was written about it in the 1980s by a former homeowner named Katherine Chrisman.
She fell in love with it when it was a neglected, broken-down house that had endured some pretty awful 1950s remuddling along the way. She and her husband bought it and spent two years restoring it.
It was called Dreaming in the Dust: Restoring an Old House. It featured a cool old photo of the house on the cover that shows what it looked like 100 years (or so) ago.
I was sad to learn that Katherine died of breast cancer shortly after the book about the house was published. Her family sold the house and moved on.
Hartnett purchased it in 2002 and made additional updates.
The house has 3 stories with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 5,000 square feet. He’s asking $2.395 million, which is pretty much what he paid for it in ’02.
For all the photos and information:
the Sotheby’s listing, Mpls Mag, and Curbed.