Actor Josh Hartnett is parting ways with his Minneapolis, Minnesota home, and not for a penny more than what he paid for it when he originally purchased the historic property 13 years ago.
Ironically, Hartnett is selling his 1800s Victorian mansion while starring in “Penny Dreadful,” a Showtime horror series set in the same period. He’s asking $2.395 million, precisely what he paid for it in 2002.
The 5,056-square-foot home was famous in Minneapolis before Hartnett bought it.
“It was one of the first homes built on Lake of the Isles, which is a highly sought-after community on a lake in the city limits of Minneapolis,” said Frank Roffers, the listing agent with Smith + Roffers and Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty.
The four-bedroom, three-bath home has stained-glass windows, a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, gym and gorgeous views of the lake from the porch and master suite.
Built in 1887, it was renovated in the 1980s by Katherine Chrisman, who subsequently wrote a book about the experience. “Dreaming in the Dust: Restoring an Old House” captures the harrowing and joyful moments of the project. It was an American Society of Interior Designers showcase home in 2001.
Hartnett, who has another residence in New York, also renovated the house, including adding the gourmet kitchen.