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Old 03-08-2011, 12:57 PM
Location: Home of the Braves
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...whatever they're called, they're all over the older, in-town Minneapolis neighborhoods. Are there urban, desirable neighborhoods where other architectural styles (Bungalows, Arts & Crafts, Tudor...anything) are more prevalent?
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:51 PM
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Bungalows, Arts and Crafts, and Tudors are pretty popular in Minneapolis. Most people consider prairie style houses part of the arts and crafts styles. The Longfellow area has lots of bungalows as does much of south Minneapolis in the area around Lakes Nokomis and Harriet. There are also lots of Tudor style houses down there as well. Lindon Hills also has some nice arts and crafts. And Bryn Mawr has a good smatering of Tudor, and A and C and a few victorians.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:56 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm also not entirely sure what you are asking. "Prairie" and "farmhouse" styles are not usually categorized (or built) together, and I'm not sure what you mean by "folk style". Regarding bungalow, arts & crafts, and tudor styles, these are prevalent in a number of desirable neighborhoods in Minneapolis. To provide a little more context, "bungalow" and "arts & crafts" are pretty synonymous in general here in Minneapolis (e.g. 'craftsman bungalows'), and the homes commonly called "stucco tudors" here in Minneapolis are actually of the bungalow and "cottage revival" (stucco, wood/stone accents, gingerbread feel- also called "storybook" homes) built in the late 20s through the 30s (directly after the craftsman bungalow boom).

Bungalow and cottage revival homes are most prevalent in my neighborhood (Victory) in Minneapolis, although you will find a number of cape cod, farmhouse, colonial, prairie, midcentury, and other varieties interspersed throughout. As mentioned by other posters- the Longfellow neighborhood is known (and worked to brand itself as) a "bungalow community", just as Bryn Mawr has worked to brand itself as a "cottage community", and both have some great specimens of bungalow style homes. If you are looking for an area with a bungalow or cottage feel, check out all of the above and some other select areas of both North and South Minneapolis (these styles in Northeast tend not to be as high-quality architecturally speaking). Longfellow, Seward, Bryn Mawr in the South/SW regions are good, as are Cleveland and Victory Neighborhoods (esp far western stretches) in North Minneapolis. Parts of Willard-Homewood might be good to check out in the North as well, as would a number of SW Mpls neighborhoods but my impression is that the smaller craftsman and/or cottage revival bungalows aren't generally as "prevalent" there (although I know there are a lot of great examples).

Just about all of the above areas (or at least parts of them) I would consider as "desirable", with some conventionally viewed as more desirable than others BUT don't fall into the misconception in thinking that this is based on whether they are located on the North or South sides of town- Victory, for example, can hold its own and/or out-compete most all desirability/livability/quality of life factors with Longfellow, Seward, and even Bryn Mawr (the one that would conventionally be viewed as one of the 'most' desirable in Mpls). However, my definition of "desirable" may differ greatly from yours, so it would be helpful to get more specific about your view of this; what you are looking for in a neighborhood, its people and general feel; as well as what specific style of house you are targeting and/or price range (assuming you're looking for a place to live/buy as this would greatly help to narrow things down).
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