With a clay tile roof, gargoyles, and leaded-glass windows, this historic mansion looks like it belongs on the Italian Riviera. But it has landed on the market in Wausau, WI.
Listed for $859,000, the Northern Wisconsin estate spans 7,000 square feet and features six bedrooms and six baths.
The home was built in 1928 by architect Alexander Eschweiler, who maintained a practice in Milwaukee, where many of his homes can be found on that city’s lakeshore. Because of its pedigree, the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Locals might know it as the D.C. Everest House, named after David Clark Everest, the Marathon Paper Mills Co. general manager who commissioned it.
The Mediterranean Revival is abundant in historical details displaying high levels of craftsmanship.
The roof tiles were imported from Spain. In the primary en suite bath, modern-day Ann Sacks wall tiles mingle with 200-year-old floor tiles reclaimed from cathedrals in France. Plus, two of the other baths sport their original wall tile, in baby blue and mint green.
The artfully updated primary suite comes with a coffee and tea bar and dressing and sitting rooms.
With three stories and 17 rooms, there’s no shortage of space for the next owners to spread out. You could stretch out in the sunny solarium, unwind in the music room and library, and start the day in the breakfast room.
Perfect for entertaining, the family room features a curved wet bar, which boasts a lighted beverage display, with a billiard room just beyond.
A 2003 kitchen renovation by Chicago-area designer Mick De Giulio included a La Cornue custom range, wine chiller, Sub-Zero fridge, pot-filler faucet, and natural stone countertops. Radiant floor heating in the kitchen is a cozy welcome on winter mornings.
On the 1.1-acre grounds, a teahouse featuring the home’s exterior design could host overnight guests or be used as an art studio. And a two-car garage completes the property.
Brenda Schumacher of Re/Max Excel is handling the listing.