1926 Pump House in Rochester, MN – $550,000

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Added to OHD on 5/10/21   -   Last OHD Update: 5/24/21   -   13 Comments

933 11th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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  • $550,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3000 Sq Ft
  • 0.4 Ac.
Nestled into the hillside just below the Plummer house and iconic water tower, the historic Plummer Pump House is offered to the public for the first time in 34 years. This beautifully preserved property in southwest Rochester offers flexible living spaces, privacy, and intimate outdoor areas. Designed by Ellerbe and Plummer, the home features original carriage doors and charming exterior details which enhance its beauty. Modern elements were designed with a nod to Rochester history - the period slate flooring and the sweeping floating staircase with brass accents. The lovely sitting room with fireplace has the original beamed ceiling and pegged wood flooring - Dr. Plummer was said to have sought refuge in this room when he needed to study in peace. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3000 finished square feet. One of the most enticing features are the attached caves, the opportunities are endless for this additional 3600 square feet of space. Own a part of Rochester's history!
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Julie Glass-Yares, Edina Realty
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13 Comments on 1926 Pump House in Rochester, MN – $550,000

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  1. mayamaya says: 20 comments

    oh wow, what a property….. can’t say i’ve ever seen an in-house (or under-house, haha) cave before?!

  2. Beware of Hobbits!

  3. SusNelSusNel says: 40 comments

    Well…that was pretty underwhelming, except for the crypts to hide the dead bodies,, That was kinda unique.

  4. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 626 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Wow…I find this property absolutely enchanting! Easy access to world class healthcare at the Mayo Clinic and your very own CAVES.

  5. jerryjerry says: 9 comments
    1962 craftsmen
    Port Alberni,

    WOW what a beautiful home with a built in wine cellar and possible mushroom growing farm
    Love the garages and curb appeal

  6. MichaelMichael says: 3371 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    For those of you that have a really really really big wine collection, look no further!

  7. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 836 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Strange, for sure, but it does have a certain uniqueness about it, an appeal all its own. I don’t expect that there are pump houses in abundance out there, certainly none with its own caves (how exciting is that?) I do like the floating staircase. It is so unexpected.

  8. natira121natira121 says: 832 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    And no decent pictures of, and in, the tower? Seriously!?

  9. The caves are obviously man-made tunnels. Question to me is why were they dug, what was their original purpose?

  10. JimHJimH says: 5638 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Dr. Henry S. Plummer (1874-1936) was a co-founder and the management brains behind the Mayo Clinic. He developed the water system to supply his mansion and other homes on Pill Hill, so named for the many doctors there.



    They’ve done a nice job repurposing an old utility structure as a contemporary home. Zoning would likely preclude the use of the tunnels for a commercial wine cellar but you could probably have some fun parties in there!

  11. JScottJScott says: 131 comments
    Bulverde, TX

    What a cool place! Just love every bit of it. I agree with Jerry, you could grow some serious mushrooms! 🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄


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