It's not often a historic Duluth property goes on sale, but on March 31, 2023, a rare opportunity arrived to own a piece of Northland history.

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This original Hartley Family Mansion was built in 1915 and still maintains its historic charm and countless amenities. It even maintains its original slate room, which is just the beginning. / Listed by Jarett Mickelson, Messina & Associates / Listed by Jarett Mickelson, Messina & Associates

The property was originally listed for $1,399,00 but it sold for less.

Sold! Original Hartley Family Mansion In Duluth Was First Listed At $1,399,900

Duluth has its fair share of historic properties, but it's not very often they are listed for sale. However, one such property, built in 1915, hit the market on March 31, 2023.

An original Hartley Family Mansion, full of history and charm, is situated in a picturesque location offering stunning views of Lake Superior. The mansion features 8,000 square feet of living space offering 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a detached one-bedroom carriage house above the two-stall garage that is licensed as a rental if so desired.

The seemingly endless impressive list of features includes:

  • A formal dining room is perfect for hosting lavish dinners and entertaining guests.
  • An updated kitchen complete with granite counters, new appliances, a large walkthrough pantry, and a butler's pantry with green onyx counters. A chef's dream!
  • An updated 1100 square foot patio, which provides great views of Lake Superior and is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
  • A second-floor master bedroom suite that features a luxurious master closet and bathroom. This floor also features a recently updated shower room, 4 additional bedrooms, and 3 additional baths.
  • A third floor with 3 more bedrooms, another bath, and ample storage.
This Hartley Family Manion was originally listed for $1,399,900, but it would ultimately sell for less. Take a look through this wonderful property and you'll see the final purchase price.

Gallery Credit: David Drew

There's A Big Reason An 887-Square-Foot Duluth Home Listed For $814,600

Recently, a Duluth home went on the market for $814,600. What was interesting was that the 2 bedroom, 1 bath home was 887 square feet. That translates to $918 per square foot. says the median listing home price in Minneapolis, Minnesota was $325K in October 2023. The median listing home price per square foot was $235.

According to the National Association of Realtors, in March 2022, the average price per square foot of a home was $244, while the median price per square foot was $202.

Based on those figures, it would be fair to wonder why this property was listed significantly higher. It turns out, there is one big reason why, which you'll see as you take a look through the property.

Gallery Credit: David Drew

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