5 Unique Lofts for Rent in Minneapolis

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Renters love the wide-open space and flexibility that loft apartments provide, and many lofts, as renovated industrial spaces, also offer ample character and one-of-a-kind layouts. Minneapolis, with a strong industrial past as a flour producer, has dozens of renovated (and new) loft apartment complexes. Here are five of the most unique lofts for rent Minneapolis has on the rental market.

150 Portland Avenue

In the Whitney Landmark Residences, this loft displays the building’s original brick, which dates back to 1879, when it was a first a flour mill, and then later became an upscale hotel. This particular loft is a top corner unit, which means ample sunlight and wonderful summer breezes — but the massive turbine ceiling fan will make sure there’s a breeze on any day of the year. The huge windows and spacious balcony overlook the river, and you’re just a block or two away from attractions like the Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater. This Minneapolis loft has two bathrooms and two bedrooms, with the master bedroom lofted above the gourmet kitchen, for more than 1,900 square feet of floor space.

Hennepin Ave. & Washington Ave. S.

The aesthetics of this loft reflect its unique location on the border of the Warehouse District and Central Minneapolis: modern and industrial. Near Whole Foods, Spoon and Stable, and Red Cow, it’s in an extremely walkable part of the city, with easy access to riverfront trails and parks. Plus, you don’t even have to leave the premises to walk your dog, thanks to an on-site dog bath and walk area. There’s also a pool terrace, grilling station, sundeck, yoga on the lawn, and outdoor fire area. And those are just the building’s amenities. Inside the lofts themselves, which are available in one-bedroom, one-bathroom and two-bedroom, two-bathroom layouts, the tall windows and ceilings let in plenty of light, and the modern kitchens have stainless steel appliances and dark espresso cabinetry, set off by stark-white subway tile.

521 S. Seventh Street

This penthouse loft in Minneapolis has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two levels, and 1,700 square feet of luxury. Near Downtown West and Elliot Park, you’d live in a walker’s paradise with some of the city’s best restaurants, attractions, and bars nearby. Plus, a connection to the skyway — a network of indoor walkways to keep pedestrians out of the elements — is just a block away. Rows of factory windows flood this corner unit with light, and tall, sloped ceilings make it feel even more spacious than it is. The kitchen has an open, nontraditional setup, but an antique-looking aluminum backsplash unifies the space. A spiral staircase takes you upstairs, where you’ll find the master bedroom.

215 Fifth Street Ne.

In trendy Northeast Minneapolis, near Nicollet Island, this beautifully finished loft has all of the cozy touches of home, plus stylish modern elements, like the textured kitchen backsplash and colorful pendant lights. With two bedrooms and a bathroom, it’s a great size and fit for a young family or couple. Several parks are nearby, as are great local shops and restaurants.

710 N. Fourth Street

This loft in the North Loop and Warehouse District of Minneapolis has a very industrial appeal, with a concrete ceilings and floors. Its convenient location is three blocks from a light rail station, and just four blocks from skyway access, so working downtown is a breeze. Two bedrooms and one bathroom give you plenty of space, even in a popular downtown neighborhood.