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This lakeside mansion for sale in Milwaukee is a steal

Well, maybe not a steal, but...affordable, especially if you're in the market to buy a historic mansion. How far would $800k get you in New York or Chicago?

This week on Urban Spelunking, we visit the beautiful Trostel mansion for sale on Milwaukee's East Side.

The Trostel family made its fortune in Milwaukee's tanning industry. And they spared no expense building their ornate 1899 home at 2611 N Terrace Ave.

It boasts three stories, beautiful woodwork and floors, stunning leaded glass throughout. 28 rooms, according to the property listing. There are even gargoyles!

Bobby and I talk about the Trostel family, the East Side before there were mansions, and how the historic home has held up over the years. Read his complete story at



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