East Isles is the next neighborhood south of Lowry Hill, officially extending from 22nd Street to Lake Street, west from Hennepin to Lake of the Isles. Being "downhill," of Lowry Hill, houses here are generally slightly less imposing than those to the north. But several houses along East Lake of the Isles Parkway are impressive, to say the least.
Like Lowry Hill, East Isles is predominately made up of detached houses, also with a stable population and high incomes. The primary exceptions are the commercial strip along Hennepin Avenue, and the apartment district along Lagoon, which is perceptually within Uptown.
While Lake of the Isles is, of course, the neighborhood feature, significant architecture can be found throughout East Isles, especially Prairie School architect William Purcell's own house at 2328 Lake Place (now owned by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and open for highly recommended tours), and Edwin Lundie's Fiterman House, located at the northeast corner of East Lake of the Isles Parkway and 26th Street
The Portico 1601 Lagoon, Minneapolis
Luxury housing in Uptown, overlooking Lake Calhoun. Very large living units, from 1,700 to 4,200 square feet of floor area, are engineered as "green," with LEED certification. The exterior is garbed in an indefinable traditional imagery, topped by porticos, thus the name. Of course, the setting overlooking lakes and parklands is first-rate, and proximity to restaurants and Lund's adds to the attraction.
The Edgewater, 1805 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
With its landmark setting at the intersection with East Calhoun Parkway, effectively the signature gateway to Uptown, this is a premier site. An ultra-modern design further enhances the cachet of The Edgewater's residences. Which is a good thing, since living units are priced at an extreme high end of the market, as unfinished shells. Even so, The Edgewater offers a palette of high design, location, lively street scenes, and natural beauty, all neatly wrapped up in one package.