This three-bedroom, two-bath home (built in 1961) is on an irregular lot, but I'd say it's on a quirky lot because the house is cool and quirky...and super close to Downtown Rochester.

Dwell Realty Listing Agent: Chad Luedke
Dwell Realty Listing Agent: Chad Luedke

423 7th Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902 - $405,000

The address might not mean anything to fact, the photo of the home might not mean much, too. So here's the Google Street View.

Google Street View
Google Street View

Now, do you know it? It's had just about the busiest yard in the Pill Hill neighborhood, and I've always appreciated it. Beautiful lawns are nice, and so are lawns with personality and style.

What's So Special About the Home?

Dwell Realty Listing Agent: Chad Luedke
Dwell Realty Listing Agent: Chad Luedke

As you scroll through the pictures, notice the stonework outside, the plants, and the pergola. Inside, the hardwood is everywhere. Beamed ceilings, cupboards, wainscotting. Plus the bathroom on the main level is a tile-lovers dream. I don't know if it's original to the house or an update, but it scratches me where I itch.

Pill Hill Home Is Quirky On the Outside, Classic On the Inside

Don't miss out on this well-maintained home in the Pill Hill Neighborhood. You will love the care given to this 3 bed/2 bath home located close to downtown and amenities.

  • Easily Walkable to Mayo Buildings.
  • So much to offer including granite tops, hardwood floors, beautiful woodwork throughout, mother-in-law suite/rental on lower level, and large storage space.
  • You will also enjoy many quiet evenings on the large maintenance-free deck. Come look today.

  • $405,000
Property Address:
  • 423 7th Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Listing ID
  • 6236327
  • Chad Luedke

What Is and Why Is Wainscoting?


A combination of decorative boards or panels and moldings that extend partway up a wall’s face, wainscoting is a centuries-old marriage of form and style. Dating to the 1300s, the Dutch used it to shield the bottom half of plaster walls from such hazards as jostled chairs, spurs on riding boots, perhaps even carelessly swung scabbards.

One always must be on the lookout for scabbards and their handler's carelessnesses. What is a scabbard? I had to look it up! A scabbard is a sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger. Usually made of metal or leather. As in the photo below.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Tour Oman - Day 1
MUSCAT, MUSCAT - NOVEMBER 05: A dancer tucks his Apple iphone next to his traditional Omani dagger during an Omani cultural welcome ceremony outside the Sultan's Palace on the second day of a Royal tour of Oman on November 5, 2016 in Muscat, Oman. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are on a Royal tour of the Middle East starting with Oman, then the UAE and finally Bahrain. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

What's the Purchase History?

This house has had one heck of an appreciation. If these are really the only property actions since 1989, someone made a smart investment! screen capture - click for link. screen capture - click for link.

It took some time but from $47 to $221 per square foot? Nice.

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If your tastes run to even older homes, this one in a classic Rochester neighborhood is 100 years old!

Amazing 110-Year Old Kutzky Park Home for Sale - Just $220,000

The home at 851 1st Street SW is amazing in many ways, notably the gorgeous built-ins. Even for a home built in 1912, the craftsmanship is on another level.

From the property description:

  • Home is in the Community Land Trust program (homeowner owns home and improvements. $25/month land lease, Income guidelines)
  • Amazing Balcony off of the master bedroom.
  • All three bedrooms on the upper floor
  • Bonus room on the top floor that could be a fourth bedroom.
  • Original woodwork also stained glass.
  • Sunroom off the kitchen and dining room
What is the Community Land Trust? Basically, the trust owns the land and leases it to the homeowner. That takes the land out of the purchase price. Learn all about it by clicking here.

Property represented by: Afton Zelinski
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