The "wow factor" comes in the details.
The St. Peter Penthouse, perched atop the Lowry building in St. Paul, is the city's priciest condo for sale. It boasts a great room with 14-foot ceilings, white marble vanities, and custom-made stained glass panels separating the master suite and bathroom.
Also included in the $2.2 million asking price are two terraces, a theater room, and a rooftop terrace, making the 5,100-square-foot pad the Capital City's ultimate trophy residence.
"It combines the exclusivity factor and quality finishes that make living that's second to none," says Goran Vejzovic of VSM Real Estate. "This is the best of the best."
The fallow space was purchased eight years ago by owner and developer James Halverson, chief financial officer of Bloomington's Halverson & Blaiser Group. He spent almost $1.7 million customizing it with two bedrooms, four baths, and a kitchen capable of humbling the planet's most revered chefs.
As a rental property in recent years, the penthouse has fetched rents ranging from $8,000 to $14,000 per month. Vejzovic cites St. Paul's bullish real estate renaissance as the main reason for listing the property now.
"The consistent rents it's commanded shows us the clientele is there," he says. "Now, it's about finding a buyer who appreciates St. Paul's Old World charms and how the city is coming into its own while owning an exclusive home where it all can be enjoyed."
Vejzovic is confident the property will move by year's end. In the meantime, the VIP tour of the life of fabulousness can be found here.