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179 E. Huron St.
$ 50,000
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Contact Agent
Contact nameDiana Nelson
Contact phone312-961-4929
Year built1857
TypeResidential
Architectural Styles Italianate
Home area3,800 sqft
Lot Area0.33 acres
Beds3
Baths1
Half Baths1

Description

Possible Bed and Breakfast in Historic Small Town

Berlin, Wisconsin $199,000

Home of the Llewellyn J. Walker family from 1944, this beautiful south-facing Italianate house has 12 foot ceilings, French doors for windows, front and back stairs, maids’ rooms, and giant main rooms. A two story center entrance hall with curving staircase opens on one side to a large dining room with bay and on the other side to a 35 foot long living room, also with a bay deep enough for couches and a table. Both rooms have marble fireplaces surmounted by large mirrors and every room is ringed with deep cove moldings. The windows in the house, upstairs and down, are floor to ceiling French doors which open in.  

Next to the living room is a library with built in bookshelves and desk, and behind the dining room is the large eat-in kitchen, a play room or home office, a back hall and a powder room. Upstairs three very large bedrooms and a bathroom open into a back hall with maid’s quarters and storage space. Off that, there is a back stairway. From the street, one can see the cupola and widow’s walk. The curving front drive is brick, and the house is partially surrounded by a brick and wrought iron fence. The cement back driveway ends at the double garage. Structurally sound, the house needs to be modernized and updated.

Described as “one of the most imposing houses in the city” in “Early Houses In Berlin, Wisconsin and the People who Lived in Them ” by Lu Gillette published in 1976, this property Is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by an early settler of what was then “Strong’s Landing” in 1857 in the Italianate style, the house sits on a double wide lot next to the public park on Huron Street In the city of Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Berlin is not only an historic town on the Fox River which was part of the passageway from Green Bay to the Mississippi River followed by explorers such as Marquette and Joliet, but this area was also home to the Mascoutin tribe of Native Americans.  Today this lovely house is listed at $199,000.

Directions

From Highway 41 at Oshkosh, take County Q west twenty miles to Berlin. The house is on the main street next to East Side Park.

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