Artspace Green Homes North

Single Family Homes for Artists to Own

2500 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN, 55411


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.

City of Minneapolis, Pohlad Foundation, Wells Fargo, Twin Cities Community Land Bank



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Artspace Projects

General Contractor:

Prestige Contractors

Development Cost:

Each home was estimated at $215,000

Number of Homes Developed:

4 single family homes

Square Feet:

1,700 sq. ft. per home (approx. 41’ x 117’ per 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath homes)