The Famous Kaufman/Lacey Home in Minneapolis Is For Sale!

by Sasha CarterNovember 14, 2017

Take a Walk Through the Renowned International Style of the Kaufman/Lacey Home

Innovation is laced throughout Minnesota’s history. As a state that believes in creating something new and useful out of a good idea, Minnesota is responsible for a range of innovations including sturdy farm footwear — does the brand Red Wing sound familiar? — and iconic amusement park rides (the Tilt-A-Whirl comes from Faribault).

And believe it or not, Minnesota is also an innovator in the architectural world. Case in point: the one-of-a-kind, modernist Kaufman/Lacey Home in Minneapolis. Known as the first International Style building in Minneapolis, this stunning home rests along the shores of Cedar Lake. Curious? Read on to learn more about this innovative home.
Kaufman/Lacey Home

International Style Along Sparkling Cedar Lake

Inspired by a formative trip to the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1933, V. Mel Kaufman and his wife hired architect to James Brunet to design their International Style home. The home’s location, along the shore of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake, inspires the home’s design: as you drive towards the home, the “less as more” style lets the natural surroundings take center stage. The home’s white stucco facade is clean and crisp, with a stretch of glass windows spanning across the home’s two levels, hinting at what’s inside the modernist home.
Kaufman/Lacey Home

Step Inside This Iconic Modernist Home

The home’s interior is as unique of the exterior. Designed in a “wedding-cake shape,” the bottom “tier” of the home includes the dining room, living room, kitchen, and a maid’s room, and the second, cake-like “tier” holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Throughout the home, marvel at International Style features, such as floor-to-ceiling windows in the common spaces, and the cylindrical forms carved into doors and home furnishings. Sleek and modern from top to bottom, cantilevered sections of the home distinguish this property as one of Minnesota’s most original homes.

The most recent renovation to the home is a top-floor owner’s suite. Experience the best in luxe living as you unwind in a marble spa bath, or as you curl up with a book in the glass-walled sitting room. Step out onto the lakeside terrace, and soak in the stunning tree-top views of Cedar Lake – a true paradise!
Kaufman/Lacey Home

Become the Next Owner of This International Style Home

Are you ready to acquire a stunning piece of International Style real estate? The owners are asking for $3,850,000 for this beautiful Cedar Lake home, a small price to pay for a slice of paradise.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.