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.