An iconic property, which had served as a carriage house for a historic Duluth mansion, has officially been sold.

The stone cottage was listed for sale last summer, then it was taken off the market before returning for sale earlier this year.

It didn't take very long for the property, located at 1600 Vermilion Road, to find a new owner, and at under the asking price, as you'll see below.

Sold! Historic Duluth Stone Carriage House Was Priced At $825,500

Duluth is filled with historic properties and another chance to own one recently arrived. Anyone in Duluth who talked about "that pretty stone cottage" was likely referring to the cottage that sits at 1600 Vermilion Road.

Renowned architect Fredrick German designed this historic property and it was once a carriage house for the neighboring mansion, which was built for lumber baron John Millen in 1912. Although it has been remodeled or refurbished for today's lifestyle, it retains much of its original character.


The iconic landmark features a majestic stone arch that welcomes you and all guests. Once inside the 1,900-square-foot cottage, there's a surprisingly open-concept floor plan on the main level. They've truly maximized this space, which features a primary suite, an ensuite, and even a unique lofted level.

The craftsmanship is from a bygone era, with stone walls so thick, you hear no sounds from the outside. While the cottage features a smaller footprint, it's certainly a case of quality of quantity and the new owner will find it a perfect fit.

It originally went on the market in July 2023. It was removed from the market in August 2023, but on March 5, 2024, it was once again listed for sale for $825,500, after owners added an additional lot.

On May 14, 2024, the property was officially sold, and the new owners got a bit of a deal.

Take another look through the historic property, which features 2 bedrooms and 3 baths and you'll also see the final sale price with the final photo.

Gallery Credit: David Drew

SEE NOW: Are These Really The 10 Snobbiest Cities In Minnesota?

KDHL Radio logo
Get our free mobile app

Sold! Original Hartley Family Mansion In Duluth Was First Listed At $1,399,900

Duluth has its fair share of historic properties, but it's not very often they are listed for sale. However, one such property, built in 1915, hit the market on March 31, 2023.

An original Hartley Family Mansion, full of history and charm, is situated in a picturesque location offering stunning views of Lake Superior. The mansion features 8,000 square feet of living space offering 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a detached one-bedroom carriage house above the two-stall garage that is licensed as a rental if so desired.

The seemingly endless impressive list of features includes:

  • A formal dining room is perfect for hosting lavish dinners and entertaining guests.
  • An updated kitchen complete with granite counters, new appliances, a large walkthrough pantry, and a butler's pantry with green onyx counters. A chef's dream!
  • An updated 1100 square foot patio, which provides great views of Lake Superior and is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
  • A second-floor master bedroom suite that features a luxurious master closet and bathroom. This floor also features a recently updated shower room, 4 additional bedrooms, and 3 additional baths.
  • A third floor with 3 more bedrooms, another bath, and ample storage.
This Hartley Family Manion was originally listed for $1,399,900, but it would ultimately sell for less. Take a look through this wonderful property and you'll see the final purchase price.

Gallery Credit: David Drew

Sold! Spanish Colonial Duluth Home Was Originally Listed For $750,000

It's rare to find a home that maintains the character and charm of the era in which it was built, but that is what you'll find in a Spanish Colonial home that has hit the market in the Congdon area of Duluth.

The home was built in 1909 and features natural woodwork, crown molding, curved archways, and even an indoor water fountain in the sunroom.

The 4,342-square-foot home also offers nice views of Lake Superior from its many windows. Four of the five bedrooms feature private en-suites and you'll find double closets in the primary bedroom.

There have been updates as well, including a new kitchen and updated bathroom. Outside, you'll see a two-car detached garage along with a single-car tuck-under garage.

It's certainly a unique property with plenty of historic charm. It went on the market in May 2023 for $750,000 and was sold on August 25, 2023 for $700,000. Take a look!

Gallery Credit: David Drew