Sitting atop a hill and overlooking the Lake Michigan, this mansion is a stunner

Sitting atop a hill and overlooking the Lake Michigan, this mansion is a stunner

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This week on Urban Spelunking, we’re visiting a mansion on the East Side of Milwaukee, and it’s befitting of the nickname OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo coined for it and its neighbors: The Lafayette Rivera.

Photo credit: Falk Rauvin Gallagher

Sitting atop Lafayette Place, a lovely hill overlooking the lakefront and surrounding parks, the Tudor revival home was built in 1897 by Albert Gallun, a wealthy tanner and who was born into the family business.

The home and the few homes around it are each stunning in their own ways, but this home in particular boasts unique orange brickwork, peaked rooflines and incredible craftsmanship inside.

Photo credit: Falk Rauvin Gallagher

The home was recently listed for sale, which gave us a reason to dig into its history and peek inside. Bobby toured the home and got some great photos, as always, and shared highlights from his tour this week on the podcast.

Listen below and visit OnMilwaukee for more history and photos.

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