Frances Apartments


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Frances is named for Great Aunt Frances, a witty, wise woman who was petite in stature, big on style and always ready for a good time. Aunt Frances stood a mere 5’3″ tall but packed a punch. And, she was the real-life sister-in-law of Lucille.

A style maven, Frances’ good taste was reflected in her fashion as well as in the architecture of her home. With her husband, Frances lived in a clean-lined, mid-century modern home in the desert foothills of Arizona. In the mid-20th century, their architecture and landscape choices were cutting edge.

Frances loved dogs and had many over the years, always Airedale terriers and always named either Shadow or Hobo. Her fur babies were her children and each one benefited from her big-hearted love.

Many of the features in Frances the building were inspired by Frances the woman: small spaces big on style; bright, zippy decor; a big-hearted welcome and place for your fur babies; and a garden-like rooftop deck that is sure to delight.


In 2008, Solhem developed its first building, Solhem (“sun home” in Swedish), on a busy block in the Uptown neighborhood. Though we sold the original property, its spirit lives on in the company name.

From the outset, Solhem has harnessed the power of good design to improve the quality of life for our residents and our surrounding communities. We know that good design is good for people and the planet. Today, we are recognized as innovators in sustainable design and construction and as a leader in environmental remediation. Read more about Solhem’s sustainability.

Over the last 14 years, Solhem has developed and managed 20+ multi-family properties in some of the Twin Cities’ hottest neighborhoods. Recognized as a best-in-class management and development company, Solhem creates beautiful, sustainable communities that people love.