The redbrick structure at 260 Maiden lane is one of those properties that keeps its true allure hidden from the outside world. Nestled along a small alleyway in the St. Paul neighborhood of Cathedral Hill, the historic structure houses modern lofts and glass-covered courtyard. “You would never suspect the home to be as interesting walking by,” states listing agent Mary Hardy, “but once inside it’s a magical, little oasis.”
The historic property was built in 1891 to house the horses and carriages of railroad baron J.J. Hill, whose historic residence is located across the street. The 3,930-square-foot carriage house was transformed into four condos in the early 1980s by local architect John Buxell, who also lived in one of the residences until his death in 2014.
Since its original conversion, the two-storied building has reincarnated again, this time as a single-family residence. Featuring three bedrooms, three baths, spacious living areas, and a 1,250-square-foot courtyard, the home also retains many of its original detailing. “There’s not another place like it,” Hardy adds. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside the abode, currently listed for $949,000.