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15th annual Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour May 4-5

For the 15th consecutive year, the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour will present its "Weekend Celebration of City Living." This year, 60 Minneapolis and Saint Paul homes will be open Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Over the years, the Home Tour has had a single focus - bringing charming homes, creative remodeling ideas, real people, friendly neighborhoods and big city excitement to thousands of visitors. The event promotes urban living, inspires home improvements and provides information to prospective homebuyers.

Home Tour visitors will appreciate seeing the diversity of styles and eras of city homes - extraordinary Victorians, cozy bungalows, new homes, classic four- squares and warehouses converted into lofts.

The 2002 Home Tour will also highlight three Minneapolis neighborhoods - Harrison, Marcy-Holmes and Bryn-Mawr. Neighborhood tours are annual favorites that showcase several homes within the confines of their unique neighborhoods.

The official Home Tour Guide provides a description of each home and a map of home locations. The guide is now available at all metro-area Bruegger's Bagel Bakeries, Hirshfield's Decorating Centers and Lathrop Paint Supply. Additional information is also available online at http://www.mpls-stpaulhometour.com/.

The Home Tour is a free, self-guided event sponsored by the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the NRP, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the Fannie Mae Minnesota Partnership Office, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minnesota Public Radio, Angie's List, the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors and Renewal by Andersen. The Home Tour would not be possible without the gracious participation of the homeowners and the many volunteers who help owners show their homes.

Daphnae Koop and Marc Clements, 2407 Second St. NE,
will show their house May 4-5 on the Home Tour.

"We bought our 1908 farm-style home in 1998. We were looking for a home with history, character and plenty of room. We were immediately drawn by the hedge surrounding the large yard, the mature trees, the porches, the original details and the layout of the rooms. We are both artists and have chosen a rich palette of colors which includes more contemporary versions of the deep hues from the 1900s. With financial help from the NRP we were able to fix our roof. Northeast Minneapolis' quirky mix of houses and industry never fails to charm us!"

- Daphnae Koop and Marc Clements, 2407 Second St. NE
(photo on left)



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