Last year, the old St. Louis County jail building in downtown Duluth was converted into apartments and tenants would have the opportunity to live in what has to be some of the most unique apartments in the United States. It's not often you have a chance to live in what once served as a prison cell, with some units retaining the actual prison bars.

One year after beginning to take tenants at Leijona, which is the name of the unique apartment, developers have announced that only two units remain available to rent.

Take a look through Leijona, and see for yourself what living in a converted jail building could be like. If you like what you see, act fast to claim one of the two remaining units!

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LOOK: Duluth's St. Louis County Jail Building Redeveloped Into Boutique Apartments

Take a look through Leijona, Duluth's newest and by far most unique apartment building, which began taking tenants in January of 2023, and by January of 2024 only two units were remaining.

Leijona is Finnish for lion and according to developers, it sets a new bar for urban living in Duluth. Located in the center of downtown, it offers 33 newly redeveloped boutique apartment units with brand-new fixtures in a restored historic building.

Leijona is located in the building that once served as the home of the St. Louis County jail and those historic details can still be seen throughout.

Look at how they've recreated a local landmark in downtown Duluth.

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There's A Great Reason An 887-Square-Foot Duluth Home Listed For $814,600

Recently, a Duluth home went on the market for $814,600. What was interesting was that the 2 bedroom, 1 bath home was 887 square feet. That translates to $918 per square foot. says the median listing home price in Minneapolis, Minnesota was $325K in October 2023. The median listing home price per square foot was $235.

According to the National Association of Realtors, in March 2022, the average price per square foot of a home was $244, while the median price per square foot was $202.

Based on those figures, it would be fair to wonder why this property was listed significantly higher. It turns out, there is one great big reason why, which you'll see as you take a look through the property.

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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!

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