Contemporary Split-Entry Houses – Minneapolis St. Paul
Since 1960s, the Twin Cities has grown explosively to become one of America’s most dynamic and thriving metropolitan area. Following the post-WWII housing boom, architects, builders and developers shifted from designing and building economically priced houses close to Minneapolis and St. Paul to designing contemporary houses in the rapidly expanding suburbs. Buyers were increasingly looking for innovative designs that were more spacious, more interesting, and more adaptable to changes in technology, lifestyles, and increasing affluence.
Starting in the 1970s, multi-level, split-entry houses became the new standard, offering the space and flexibility. Today, the range of contemporary homes in the Twin Cities Metro Area is enormous, and the listings by Northstar MN MLS members make that clear.
- Bi-Level Split Entry Houses – On entering one of these houses, short staircases lead to the two levels of the home. Adding visual interest and allowing unique design strategies, these designs started appearing in the 1960s as an alternative to the limited design possibilities of rambler-style homes. New materials and larger floor plans made these split-level homes popular as suburban living beckoned Twin City residents to move away from the bustle of the city to quieter suburbs. Today, you’ll find a wide variety of these bi-level homes in listings by Northstar MLS MN members. Moderate in price and varying in floor plans, they continue to be popular with growing families.
- Three-Level Split-Entry Houses – As incomes grew in the Twin Cities expanding economy, the need for more spacious houses led developers and architects to design three-level split-entry houses to meet the demand for larger floor plans with more space for active family living. They often incorporate walkout basement levels, along with the two main and upper levels. Meeting changes in lifestyle and accommodating the needs of adults and older children, these houses quickly grew in popularity and are still being built today. These homes are available throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area.
- Four-Level Split-Entry Houses – Offering large, spacious floor plans that allow for an active diverse lifestyle, these expansive homes are among the most popular designs in upscale suburban communities and developments throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
- Other Contemporary Houses for Sale – Not all contemporary houses fit neatly into a standard design category, and the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area real estate listings by Northstar MN MLS participants are full of unique homes. From houses designed by America’s leading architects to those created in a wide range of architectural traditions, buyers with unique vision have a wide range of choices. On the shores of metro area lakes, and located in up-scale developments, unique houses of distinction can be found throughout the area.
Contemporary Houses for Sale in Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
With the help of a talented Realtor, you’ll have an expert on your side. We can conduct a complete search of the Northstar MLS MN Listings System for you to find homes that match your requirements. Our REMAX agent can show you any home in the Twin Cities. We’ll keep working with you and for you until you find a home that’s perfect for you, and then help you with every detail of your purchase.