Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Minnesota: Summit Home Tour

This past weekend was the Summit Home Tour in Minnesota. Summit is one of the oldest streets in Minnesota and many of the founding Minnesotans would find their home on this street. Today many of the houses are still kept up and look utterly gorgeous on the inside and out. The tour consisted of 14 home interiors and 2 public spaces. One of the homes looked at was the Burbank - Linvingston - Griggs Home.

Burbank - Linvingston - Griggs House

Built in 1862
estimated cost of $22,000

This home is the second oldest home still standing on Summit Avenue. The third owner of this home imported 10 European rooms complete with paneling, wall coverings and antique furniture, and in the 1930s an Art Deco ballroom was also added in the basement. Today this home is split up into separate areas that are lived in but you would not be able to tell from just walking into the first floor that 3 separate people live here.


  1. That looks awesome, I love exploring old homes and seeing the history.

    P.S. You won my giveaway! For the pretty sterling silver earrings. Email me your info - natalie at