Tuesday Tour Highlights: 3.3.15

Not even a snowstorm is going to keep us Realtors from the spring market.  (Although about 50% of the homes for tour got cancelled today).  Fortunately enough there were still some AWESOME "collector homes" that I saw, let's check them out!

Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece

Built in 1952 and designed by Cary Caraway, apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, I am totally in awe of this home.  Thus far this home is the most memorable and unique that I have seen all year.

A lot of people don't realize that there are homes on Shore Drive NORTH of Klode park...but there are!  Total bonus to have Klode Park at your fingertips.

This home is just screaming for a Mad Men themed house warming party...wouldn't you say?  I took a bazillion pics...forgive the plethora of details I couldn't ignore.

The photo doesn't do it justice but look at the light fixture in the foyer.  It's like a diamond shape cut out in the ceiling.  I love the brick and slate floor paired with the wood.  Perfect mid-century character.

Check out this bathroom.  The toilet is in a bench!  Yea, I've never seen this in all my years.  This bathroom reminds me of the Emerald City.

The master bedroom comes equipped with it's own mid-century bed and the wall is pretty much all windows.

Funky stairs take you to an upper level bonus room.
Hang on, I'm not done yet.  Then you go in to the basement...WOW!  There is a HUGE library with a fireplace, ornate pocket doors, coffered ceiling and a HIDDEN room.  This house is certainly top 5 for one of the most unique homes I have been in.  

Someone is going to score a gem if they are willing to put in the work.  Buying this property isn't just buying a home...it's buying a piece of art!

Fun Fact:  My best friend in middle school lived right next to this house.  We used to spy on the owners from her upstairs window...we could see their see through refrigerator from her 2nd floor window (see photo to the right).  It's really cool to now to have grown up in WFB and now be a Realtor who to walk through all these properties that always intrigued me as a child.

If These Walls Could Talk

Kiddie corner from Richards School sits an Ernest Flagg Historical Home.  This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is just asking for an addition.  And guess what?  Even though it is a historical home...it CAN be altered.  There is a huge backyard...so you can buy this, blow out the back of the home and still have a "big yard for WFB".

Check out the photos to the right of this house.  I love the newel post at the top of the stairs.  The original fireplace and beamed ceiling in the family room are adorable.  Notice the picture in the lower left corner.  The depth you see in between the window and the wall is how thick the walls of the home are...this thing isn't going anywhere.

Side Note: that bottle of wine was raffled off to all the agents who viewed the property #iwon #lacrema

Turkey Trot

I've made reference to the Crestwood subdivision before.  Today, our tour took us to a "move in ready" 3 bedroom in Crestwood with a finished basement.  And when we arrived, we were greeted by the Crestwood Turkey Gang...I'm not kidding.  This gang of turkeys have lived in Crestwood for years.  Today...there was even one on the wire above the garage of the home we saw on tour.

While it was fun to see the turkeys...I'd like to point out the home too, which is absolutely a great starter home or perfect for downsizing.  So don't miss it!

Listing Information

Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece
5961 N. Shore Drive, Whitefish Bay
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
First Weber Group, Karine Sewart, Sewart Real Estate Group

If These Walls Could Talk
5775 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay
3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Maureen Zander of the Falk/Ruvin Team 

Turkey Trot
2181 W. Marne, Glendale
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Andrea Azzolina


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