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Don't leave us, Josh Hartnett!
Minnesota’s movie star (Yes, he has done a bunch of movies since Black Hawk Down, even if you didn’t see them. Any of them.) is putting his Lake of the Isles home on the market. Hartnett, currently starring in Showtime series Penny Dreadful, bought the Victorian overlooking the lake at 2405 E. Lake of the Isles Parkway in 2002.
And we loved knowing he was there. Even when he wasn’t. Which is a lot lately—Hartnett is currently filming in Ireland, and spending less time in the Twin Cities as he tries to rev up his acting career, which lagged after he shunned big Hollywood roles in favor of small independent films. Hartnett’s publicist says he will keep a residence in Minneapolis, but was ready to downsize. And he wanted his historic home to be properly loved and lived in.
Hartnett’s house is one of the oldest on the lake, built in 1887. Property renovations inspired the book Dreaming in the Dust by Katherine Chrisman, in which she documented the trials and tribulations of renovating a century-old home. The house was an American Society of Interior Designers Showcase Home in 2001. Hartnett made additional updates, including a gourmet kitchen. But the house still features its original 1887 layout and hardwood floors. There are four bedrooms, four baths, a wine cellar, an expansive formal dining room and outdoor spaces on every floor. List price is $2,395,000.
Hartnett listed the house through Smith + Roffers of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty. If you're hoping to peek inside his underwear drawer when you go see the house, forget it. His possessions have already been packed and moved out. The house was staged by Laurie Fleming of FIX Staging & Design. Still, he’s been in those rooms.