A Stillwater Historic Treasure – the Captain Austin Jenkins House

$ 725,000
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MLS #4958421
Contact nameHistoriclou
Contact phone(612) 701-5352
Year built1871
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area4,182 sqft
Lot Area0.35 acres
Half Baths1


Steamboat Captain Austin Jenks, an early Minnesota entrepreneur and businessman, had this Prestigious & Stately solid brick masterpiece very thoughtfully designed by creatively inter-combining and tastefully blending, three mid-19th Century architectural styles. One experiences a certain “wow” feeling upon entering the dramatic tower entry foyer, — not knowing what direction to feast your eyes upon first. You are simultaneously greeted by intricate parquet floors, a dramatic three-story spiral tower stairwell, leaded glass, faux-burl feather-painted doors, the high-ceiling living room, and the floor to ceiling wall to wall bookcases in the library. Nearly Every room has a different design of inlaid parquet flooring. The high- style Eastlake woodwork is eye-catching throughout each room, with tantalizing little variations in design. The yard, the flower & vegetable gardens, the porches, the family dog run, the garage, the office (now located thru the breezeway in the old summer kitchen), the multiple family bedrooms, the authentic period kitchen, the pantries, the formal dining room, (with a period sideboard), the workshop in the former garage, the features are endless. This home, must be personally seen to be fully appreciated.