Our Sunny Corner of Minneapolis
Soltvå — meaning "second sun" in Swedish — is the brainchild of Curt Gunsbury, an environmentalist and former special education teacher. Taking its inspiration from a house in Särö, Sweden where a longtime friend of Curt's lives, Soltvå is known for its abundance of natural sunlight, modern Nordic aesthetic, and close proximity to shops and nature trails. We invite you to stop in and say hello!
Solhavn Solhavn


In 2008, Curt gathered the support of six college friends to create Solhem — a green rental apartment building, formerly in Uptown Minneapolis. When longtime North Loop resident Robb Miller (TE Miller Development) approached the team to bring the Solhem concept to the North Loop, a new partnership was born. 

Curt, Robb, and friends cut the ribbon on Soltvå in 2012. With another successful building under their belts, the Solhem team moved downtown to settle in the North Loop, opening sister properties Solhavn (October 2013) and Nolo Flats (July 2016). As of Fall 2017, a third sister to Soltvå — Borealis North Loop — is in the final stages of construction and set to open early next year.