While Artspace is well known for developing affordable live/work space for artists to lease, this unique project provided Minneapolis artists a path to home ownership. In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, the Green Homes North Program aimed to build 100 energy-efficient homes between 2012-15, to revitalize North Minneapolis neighborhoods. Artspace’s four single-family homes, all sold by 2015, are located in the Willard-Hay neighborhood, close to downtown and convenient to mass transit. Designed with working artists in mind, each Artspace home features a studio with nine-foot ceilings and abundant natural light, as well as living amenities including Ikea kitchens, hardwood floors, a master suite with private bath, a two-car detached garage, Energy Star appliances, and central heat and AC.
All four Artspace Green Homes North homes have sold.