Rossmor Lofts: Life in an old Shoe Factory

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 10:35am.

For some, loft living just can’t be beat. There’s something about a completely open floor plan, exposed duct work and lots of concrete that just gets their blood pumping. If you’re among them, you may want to look at the homes for sale in Rossmor Lofts in downtown St. Paul.

The building began life in 1916 as a shoe and boot factory and then in 2002 it took on its current shape as residential lofts. Rossmor is home to 129 units, both studio and 1-bedroom. The large windows of yesteryear allow plenty of light inside the homes, and many of the other vintage touches remain as well.

The live/work studios are located on the upper floors of the Rossmor building and, as you can imagine, the city’s artists flock to them.

Another draw for residents is that the building is almost a city in itself, with a fitness studio, the Thai cuisine restaurant Sawatdee and Key’s Café located on the ground level. Cocktails? You don’t need to leave home for those either with Tin Whiskers Brewing Company and Camp Bar Twin Cities just steps from your front door.

There are eight homes currently for sale at the Rossmor, ranging in price from $139,900 to $214,900. The former is a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home with 785 square feet of living space. The latter has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in 1,298 square feet. This home offers windows on three sides to take in some amazing views of Dayton’s Bluff, Phalen and the Capitol.

Find the Rossmor at 500 Robert Street N between E 9th and 10th Streets in downtown St. Paul. See all of the homes for sale at Rossmor here.



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