3701 40th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

A Picture Perfect Howe Bungalow!

SOLD! Welcome to this classic bungalow located in the heart of the Howe neighborhood. Built in 1925, it has all the bungalow glamor that South Minneapolis is known for.

Step into the front porch with brightly-lit windows and stone tile floors. Imagine yourself sipping coffee while sorting through your mail OR greeting your friends. 

As you walk into the living room, note the large original set of windows with its intricate decorative panes. Glance over the spacious living room with its high ceilings, original hardwood floors, and arched entryways. The dining room, which can easily hold an 8-seater table, still retains its gorgeous built-in buffet.

The kitchen has its original maple cabinetry from the 1920s era, with modern-day appliances. The charming broad planks of pine on the floor add to the quaint overall charm. Perfect for bringing your culinary and baking ideas to life! 

There are two bedrooms on the main floor, and a lovely bathroom. Upstairs, prepare to be WOWED! As you go up, note the cute magical reading nook to your left. Then cast your eye over the whole bedroom with its peaked roof. AND the bathroom that is cleverly tucked in. The light streaming through the windows makes the whole upstairs so spacious. 

The basement is a true equity builder. It is humongous, dry and has high ceilings. Bring your vision, an interior designer and a contractor to convert it into your dream finished space. Perhaps a family room. How about an office? Or even a movie/gaming room?

The large backyard, offers everything you might seeking in an outdoor space. Imagine having breakfast, lunch or dinner during the arm summer months on the concrete patio.  Or make s’mores around the cozy fire pit space. Exercise your green thumb by growing veggies in those brand new  garden boxes. 

The two-car garage has plenty of space for extra storage. Plus you have more space to park on the pad.

This lovely home is a hop, skip and a jump away from Howe Elementary, Dowling Urban Environmental, and Sanford Middle School. Longfellow Parks and Recreation is walking distance away. Go for a stroll or a lovely bike ride down W River Parkway. Check out the near by pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and all that South Minneapolis has to offer. 

Conveniently near and accessible to Blue Line light rail, Highway 55, bus routes to Uptown, Downtown and everywhere else, and, of course bike trails. 

Bike and walk score: Very, very high.


  • Water/Sewer – City of Minneapolis
  • Garbage – City of Minneapolis
  • Gas – Centerpoint
  • Electric – Xcel



  • 2012 – New Roof
  • 2013 – New 1st floor Bathroom tile floor
  • 2013 – Updated Central Air Unit
  • 2018 – New light fixtures in upstairs bedroom
  • 2020 – New Washer/Drier
  • 2020 – New Garbage Disposal
  • 2020 – New Water Heater
  • 2021 – New Dishwasher
  • 2022 – New light fixture above sink in kitchen
  • 2022 – New Garage door
  • 2022/23 – Repair several fence posts
  • 2023 – New ceiling fan in front porch 
  • 2023 – Tune up for furnace and Central Air
  • Jan. 2024 – New cabinets and vent hood over stove
  • April 2024 – Cleared out main line sewer drain (video evidence available)
  • April 2024 – New medicine cabinet in first floor bathroom
  • April 2024 – New Laminate kitchen countertops
  • April 2024 – New raised-bed garden boxes
  • April 2024 – Reinforce fencing
  • April 2024 – New stove

beds: 3

bath: 2

garage: 2

finished sqft: 1,373

year built: 1925

taxes: $5,332

price: $370,000

MLS#: 6519024