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Traditional Craftsman Full of Character & Modern Updates!

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659 Ivy Ave E-Main FrontWELCOME TO 659 IVY AVENUE E! This traditional Craftsman home boasts all of the character and detailing you would expect from a home from this era. Beautifully updated, carefully restored and wonderfully maintained, this gorgeous home is a wonderful blend of early 1900’s charm and modern updates! From the gorgeous natural woodwork, stained glass window and fabulous backyard to the updated kitchen and to-die-for masters suite, this home is truly one-of-a-kind and move in ready! Come and see!


Updates and Upgrades

  • Master bathroom addition – 2009
  • Kitchen updated and pass thru window added (note the beautiful hand-milled wood!) – 2012
  • New roof – 2012
  • Backyard deck – 2013
  • New dishwasher – 2013
  • Added garden shed – 2015
  • New carpet-2016
  • Plus much more!


The sellers have loved living in this home and neighborhood! When asked what they have enjoyed most about their house, they responded “We love the charm and character of our home – the original floors, woodwork, radiators and stained glass window (it changes color with the daylight!!!). We love spending time on our porch, enjoying our deck, and tending our gardens in the summer!” It is clear, whether looking at the house or listening to the sellers talk about it, that this house was very loved!

659 Ivy Ave E-LR2Located in the Phalen neighborhood in St. Paul, there is so much to enjoy nearby! Spend summer days at Lake Phalen Park where you can swim at the beach, play all sorts of sports at the Phalen Rec Center, or rent paddleboats, kayaks and canoes for a fun afternoon on the water! If golfing is more your style, head over to the Phalen Park Golf Course and enjoy the beautiful 18 hole course situated on the banks of Lake Phalen. Spend your evenings checking out the amazing restaurants, cafes and diners dotted along Payne Ave, also known as the new “Eat Street” of the Twin Cities! Friendly neighbors, easy commute, great walkability and tons of conveniences nearby…what more could you want?!


The sellers love the friendliness of the neighborhood! “We love our neighbors! There are so many great neighbors all around us – most people have lived here for over 20 years! The East Side is a tight-knit community and we really hope the buyer of our house is able to see how great of a neighborhood this truly is!”


659 Ivy Ave E-DR2Located in the St. Paul school district 625, the neighborhood schools are John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary, Battle Creek Middle School, Washington Tech Magnet School, Capitol Hill Magnet School, and Johnson Senior High School, to name just a few of the choices you will have to choose from here.




Property Features and Highlights

  • Beautiful landscaping and gardens
  • Updated kitchen
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Darling south-facing front porch
  • White picket fenced-in yard
  • Lovely backyard deck, surrounded by landscaping and gardens
  • Gorgeous hardwood floors
  • Nice, open floor plan between kitchen, dining room and living room
  • Amazing character and old world charm
  • Beautiful natural woodwork
  • Updated main level bathroom
  • Versatile unfinished basement has prep work done for egress window-great opportunity for expansion!
  • Amazing owners suite with sitting room and oversized walk in closet
  • Great storage space throughout house
  • Recently finished master bathroom features in floor heat & Jacuzzi tub with spa-like feel
  • Convenient location close to downtown St. Paul
  • 2 main floor bedrooms
  • Great walkability
  • Security system
  • Perennial gardens, veggie gardens, raised garden beds – bring your green thumb!
  • And so much more! Come see all the care, maintenance and design that has gone into this home!

Interactive Floor Plan

Move your mouse over the different rooms in the floor plan – click or tap an area to see a photo and get more information about it.



Walk-in Pantry and Back Entry

Pantry 3 x 4

Back Entryway 5 x 4


Kitchen 11 x 10

Dining Room

Dining Room 13 x 11

Living Room

Living Room 12 x 12


Bedroom 9 x 11


Bathroom 6 x 6


Bedroom 10 x 11


Entryway 6 x 4


Porch 22 x 8


Walk in Closet

Walk in Closet 9 x 12

Sitting Room

Sitting Room 14 x 8

Master Bedroom

Bedroom 11 x 12

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom 9 x 8


Property Details

Price: $199,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 2
Finished Sq Ft: 1,361
Year Built: 1912
Taxes: $1,582


Utility Information

Trash: $35/month
Water: $25-$35/month
Gas & Electric: Info coming soon



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Beth Richardson

Beth began her real estate career in 1991 at Coldwell Banker. She joined RE/MAX in 1994 and has moved steadily through its sales awards programs (from Executive Club to President's Club to 100% Club to Platinum Club to Chairman's Club). RE/MAX continues to be home to the nation’s top REALTORS®. Beth has been voted by readers of the Minnesota Women's Press as Favorite Real Estate Agent 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2007. Beth holds the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), and the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) designations. Prior to starting her real estate business, Beth was a social worker, (LISW), working with emotionally disturbed kids and their families. She holds an MA in human development from BGSU in Bowling Green. Business History 1992-present Residential REALTOR® 1986-1991 Social worker in various positions 1980-1985 Retail and food service management Professional Designations ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative CRS - Certified Residential Specialist® CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert Professional Qualifications MA Human Development 1988, Bowling Green State University Minnesota Real Estate License Active member of the National Association of REALTORS® Active member of the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® Active member of the St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Active member of the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute RE/MAX Sales Awards Top 5 agent in Minnesota President's Club Executive Club 100% Club Platinum Club Chairman's Club

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