Home Built for the Congdons Remodeled into Lofts

Baihly Warfield
Updated: February 22, 2019 08:33 PM

DULUTH, Minn. - A historic home with rich ties to Duluth and North Shore history has been converted into lofts. 


The Redstone House was built in 1892 for Chester and Clara Congdon. It is on E Superior Street and 15th Avenue E and will now be known as the Redstone Lofts. 

"It's a neat building. It's a building everybody knows about," Michael Schraepfer, president of Heirloom Property Management, said. 

There was a fire there in 2014. But after 18 months of construction, it has been fully restored and converted into 11 living units and one commercial space. 

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Schraepfer said the remodel was a big project. 

"It was 18 months of construction and waterproofing. The layout had to change," Schraepfer said. "You'll see a sprinkler system throughout the whole building, security system."

An open house Friday afternoon allowed people to walk through, see the new spaces and ask questions about leasing. 

"My favorite features are all the exposed brick and windows," Schraepfer said. "They had a mason for 18 months actually just repair all of the masonry. So all of the masonry that you see in all the units was originally covered. It was covered in plaster, it was covered in walls."

Now, brick is exposed in as many places as possible. 

Rent rages from $895 for a one-bedroom up to $2,195 for a two-bedroom with a lake view. 

Heirloom expects the first renters to move in as early as March 1, but Schraepfer said plenty of units are still available. 

There is another open house Saturday from 11-2, and more information on leasing can be found here.


Baihly Warfield

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