History and craftsmanship abound inside this East Side mansion

History and craftsmanship abound inside this East Side mansion

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On this week’s podcast, OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo and I are talking about an East Side mansion worthy of its $1.625 million price tag. At the time we recorded this episode, it is listed for sale at 2569 N Wahl Ave.

Photo credit: Shorewest Realtors, via OnMilwaukee

The mansion was built in 1899 for John Kern, a wealthy business owner. His family made its fortune in the milling business, and exported flour from its home base in Milwaukee.

The mansion features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, spread across 5,686 square feet. Craftsmanship abounds with handsome built-ins, crown moulding and coffered ceilings. The exterior is constructed with eye-catching, burnt orange sandstone and boats a window-encased turret. And, let’s not forget, a view of Lake Park and Lake Michigan.

Listen to this episode to follow along with Bobby’s research, including a few of the notable residents. Listen below, and visit OnMilwaukee.com to read the complete story.

Photo credit: Shorewest Realtors, via OnMilwaukee
Photo credit: Shorewest Realtors, via OnMilwaukee

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