Thanks to transforming furniture, the boutique studios at SoPHI near downtown Minneapolis blend contemporary style with hyper-functional, sustainable design.
Furnished Luxury in Minneapolis
What do you get when you blend multi-functional design, flexible leasing, an all-inclusive amenity package, and a convenient location in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities? You get SoPHI: the latest boutique micro-apartments to hit the Twin Cities.
From developer North Bay Companies and owner/investor John Wolf, SoPHI (“South of Phillips”) is located on the corner of Lake and Chicago in South Minneapolis, just five minutes outside Downtown and only a 15-minute car ride from MSP airport. The five-level building features 48 furnished micro-units, which range in size from 460 to 547 square feet. Each furnished apartment comes complete with an Italian-made sofa wall bed from Resource to perfectly balance form and function in a minimal footprint.
Add flexible leasing options, a state-of-the-art gym, co-working spaces, electric car charging stations, an indoor bike storage area, and oversized nine-foot-tall windows to soak in the city views, and it’s no wonder why these boutique studios are in such high demand — particularly among Minneapolis’ growing population of young urban professionals who want to enjoy the benefits of luxury city living without the hassle or cost involved in renting larger spaces. To reach this key demographic, Wolf knew that furnished, amenity-rich micros were the answer.
Wolf bet that the area’s large community of urban professionals — many of whom don’t own cars — would be willing to pay a premium for one-price, all-inclusive living in a transit-friendly neighborhood near Downtown. Leases at SoPHI start at $1,450 a month which includes transforming furnishings, utilities, services, and access to the building’s many hotel-style amenities.
As one of the neighborhood’s first market-rate apartments in over 20 years, SoPHI fetches a compelling premium while offering tenants a highly valuable, luxury living experience that they are more than willing to pay for. It has been a little over a year since its opening, and Wolf’s intuition appears to be correct; SoPHI is currently 97% leased.
Each furnished apartment at SoPHI is thoughtfully designed with a Penelope Sofa wall bed and modular bookshelf to maximize square footage. By night, Penelope Sofa acts a queen bed; but by day, this transforming wall bed folds up to reveal a loveseat, instantly converting the unit’s sleeping nook into a comfortable living room and effectively doubling the unit’s livable space.
Resource Furniture is proud to have partnered with North Bay and John Wolf to bring this vision of luxury furnished micros to life!