Rezoned and repurposed: Brewery now a house in Stillwater Minnesota

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This cool historic building was once part of a brewery but now is used as a private residence. The home features one heck of a beer – er, wine – cellar… but we’ll get to that in a minute.

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Located in the historic downtown of Stillwater Minnesota (“The birthplace of Minnesota”), this multi-use building has only one bedroom at present time. But it does feature over 1700 square feet of usable space on three stories.

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The Stone House, as it is locally known, was built around 1860 as part of the Joseph Wolf Brewery. It is currently listed for sale at $575,000.

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Renovated in 2005, this stone beauty makes a perfect bachelor pad…

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…low maintenance on the outside…

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And lots of great hang-out space inside…

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Look how thick these walls are (solid stone underneath the drywall!)…

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Here’s the kitchen:

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And a downstairs workshop for the “handy dude or dudette” (I actually saw those words used in a listing not too long ago)…

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But the main conversation piece in this house is the original underground brewery tunnel – “a perfect wine cellar” the realtor says:

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Creepy! (In a catacomb-ish type of way)

And up from the subterranean depths to the rooftop to take in those cold Minnesota winter days…. you can lounge on the rooftop terrace with a stellar view of the frozen St. Croix River:

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………………

(I bet it’s much nicer in the summertime!)

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For more information on The Stone House in Stillwater, Minnesota, see the listings here and here.

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As part of a former brewery, I wonder if the smell of beer still permeates those old stone walls?

[A brief aside… I used to live just down the street from Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado and when the wind blew the right way, the stench of hops was absolutely SICKENING!]

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