Historic Armstrong-Quinlan Mansion Condominium Auction

Filed as: Past Auction, Past Real Estate Auction, Sold Real Estate 
Posted on: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

finals007 When: Thursday, October 4 beginning at 6pm
Where: 225 Eagle Parkway, St. Paul, MN
Documents: Broker Registration Form (36k), Brochure Page 1 (442k), Brochure Page 2 (426k), Floor Plans (244k), Disclosures (289k), Property Information Packet (16,910k)
Photo Gallery: View photos at the bottom of this page

You can make this historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places your home. The auction presents a unique opportunity to purchase your dream home within the historic Armstrong-Quinlan Mansion conveniently located within walking distance of the downtown St. Paul business and arts district. Don’t miss this opportunity!

This 1886 Queen Anne/Richardson Romanesque double mansion has been meticulously restored and remodeled into four condominium units. The home meets historical standards while delivering four elegant new condominiums – two side-by-side, two-story units; a third-floor penthouse; and a lower-level garden suite.

Near Irvine Park, across from the Science Museum

The old world charm of this historic property will bring you back to a simpler time while catering to your modern expectations of functionality, technology and energy-efficiency. Designed in 1886 by noted St. Paul architect Edward Payson Bassford, this home is a sophisticated example of the artisan’s craft and has been completely updated to a distinctive, urban residence.

The home has been extensively updated with over 65 custom-built, custom-fitted, unique windows that match the look of the historical landmark. Each condominium includes secure off-street parking and a two-stall garage with abundant overhead storage.

Bid your price on any condominium, combination or the mansion in its entirety. This is your opportunity to own a piece of this historic Queen Anne/Richardson Romanesque double mansion. You decide which combination meets your desires.

Condominium A
225 Eagle Parkway – two-story, luxury condominium
This unit is an a 2,190 square foot luxury condominium which boasts an upper and lower floor with three-bedrooms and three-baths. This impressive home features two gas fireplaces accenting the cozy at home feeling. It invites you in with magnificent views of downtown St. Paul and the Mississippi River through its impressive grand scale double hung windows in the living room, triple set of windows crowned with round tops in the master bedroom and tall windows in the kitchen and dining areas drenching the home with natural light.

The main floor gourmet kitchen features top of the line fixtures, including a sub-zero refrigerator and Wolf six-burner stove. Attention to detail is the hallmark of this home, including lovely tile floors and gum wood floors in the dining and living areas. The upper level master bedroom provides a commanding view of the St. Paul skyline and includes a luxurious master bath with soaking tub and large shower with rain curtain and rain head fixtures.

Condominium B
223 Eagle Parkway – lower level, garden suite
The 2,075  square foot garden suite is stunning and functional and features a walk-out garden patio with views of the Mississippi River. The suite features 10′ ceilings throughout, large windows allowing day-long sunlight, energy-efficient in-floor heat, and elevator access from the main floor. This suite is roughed-in and ready for your elegant finishing touches.

Condominium C
229 Eagle Parkway – third-floor penthouse
This expansive high-ceiling penthouse beckons you to create your dream home. With substantial lighting and 2,290 square feet to work with, your imagination has no bounds in the design of this roughed-in unit. The penthouse boasts beautiful vistas in all directions with majestic views of the St. Paul Skyline, early morning sunrises and the Mississippi River.

Condominium D
227 Eagle Parkway – two-story, luxury condominium
This 2,060 square foot condominium boasts an upper and lower level and is roughed-in waiting for your luxurious design. The unit features majestic river views and downtown St. Paul skyline views through the impressive, energy-efficient Marvin windows. You’ll easily create the unique, custom, luxurious home you’ve dreamed about in this large, yet cozy, space. The home can easily be made to match its sister unit or updated with your special touches.

History of the Home
Built in 1886 by John Milton Armstrong, the home was located on Cleveland Circle near busy downtown St. Paul. For nearly 60-years the house was home to various tenants. In 1943, the home was sold by the Armstrong family to John and Dorothy Bloomquist Gordon. In 1948, the home was sold to Helen Larson and became home to the Key Hospital for Recovering Alcoholics. By 1949, Bertha Quinlan had purchased the home and turned it into a nursing home which she ran until she retired in 1964 after which time the home became a board and care facility.

In 1983, local historic preservationists succeeded in having the home placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was not long thereafter before the house was designated a Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Site.

Between 1987 and 2000, the State of Minnesota owned the home and considered it a potential site for the Minnesota Center for the Arts Education. However, in 2000 with a different site located for the Center for the Arts Education, the City of St. Paul purchased the property with the intent of preserving the home and relocating it to its current location.

In November of 2001 the 900-ton home was moved from Cleveland Circle to its current location near Historic Irvine Park, across from the Science Museum and near the banks of the Mississippi River. This short but dramatic move involved moving power lines, mailboxes, traffic lights, road signs and even parking meters to provide enough room for the 900-ton home to make the move.

Real Estate Previews
Saturday, September 22: 10am to 2pm
Sunday, September 23: 10am to 2pm
Friday, September 28: 11am to 6pm
Saturday, September 29: 10am to 2pm
Sunday, September 30: 10am to 2pm
Monday, October 1: 11am to 6pm
Tuesday, October 2: 11am to 6pm

Real Estate Terms & Conditions
Earnest Money:
The sum of 10% of the contract price per condominium shall be deposited as earnest money by the high bidder in the trust account of Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. but to be returned to the Seller if the Buyer fails to perform pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Therefore, the earnest money is non-refundable.
Buyer’s Premium: An eight percent (8%) buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid price to equal the contract price used in the purchase agreement. For example, a bid price of $100,000.00 would equal a contract price of $108,000.00 ($100,000 + $8,000).
Brokers Participation Accepted: A broker co-op will be paid to properly registered brokers. The broker registration form must be returned at least 48 hours prior to the auction.
Terms: Cash, due and payable at time of closing. Successful bidder will enter into a standard Minnesota Purchase Agreement. It will be at the Auctioneer’s discretion as to the increments of bids and process to reach the top and final bid.  Any financing (mortgage or otherwise), if necessary, should be made prior to the auction.  The property is sold without contingencies.
Closing: Remaining balance due on or before the 15th day of November 2007.
Bank Approval: The property is sold subject to bank approval.
Rescission Waiver:  By bidding on the property, the buyer waives the right of recession to the property.
Sale of Property:  Condominiums may be purchased individually or in combinations or the entire mansion may be purchased as one unit to meet your desires.
Preview of the property is essential prior to the auction!
Agency Disclosure: Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. is acting as a Seller’s broker in this transaction. A Seller’s broker is a broker who represents the Seller and acts on behalf of the Seller. Therefore, Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. must act in the Seller’s best interest and must tell the Seller any information disclosed to him or her. Therefore, the Buyer will not be represented and will not receive advice and counsel from the broker or salesperson. For further information, please contact our office for an Agency Relationships in Real Estate Transactions disclosure.
Reservations: Property is sold subject to easements of record.

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