1901 – Oconomowoc, WI

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 2/27/14   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   26 Comments
38375 Lac La Belle Dr, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2362 Sq Ft
  • 1.44 Ac.
Grand lakeside Victorian with beautiful westerly views and 223' great frontage. Original woodwork, fireplaces and stained glass windows. In the same family for 72 years!
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26 Comments on 1901 – Oconomowoc, WI

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  1. Avatarcynthia says: 2 comments

    Wowzers! LOVE it and in a great location!

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  2. AvatarSage says: 75 comments

    Love this house. The lake frontage is so nice. The only things I’d change are the carpet, the kitchen floor, and light fixtures.

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  3. Sue S.Sue S. says: 304 comments

    Love it, absolutely love it. Too rich for my blood, though. I mean my bank account.

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  4. AvatarJames R. says: 68 comments

    Top picture made me think “I really would have picnics on the front lawn”.

    Gracious and beautiful.

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  5. MarionMarion says: 84 comments

    Nice house, nice lakefront; but not what I would expect for almost a MILLION $$!
    Is it just me or are those windows ugly? Of course I do like the stained glass.

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  6. RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Idyllic, bucolic, divine.. If this was only in Tennessee where you can get an extra two months out of your summer season it would be perfect, and worth the BIG bucks…

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  7. AvatarErnie says: 132 comments

    This house looks pretty square on the exterior with conventional bays but some of the interior room shapes appear to have some very odd angles to them.

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  8. AvatarBetsy says: 167 comments

    Really pretty. The high price is due to the location /land. Very much in demand lake property within 20-30 minutes of the city of Milwaukee.

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  9. AvatarTheresa Feeney says: 16 comments

    Beautiful home and love the double sink in the kitchen. Only thing winter is a little severe in WI.

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  10. AvatarLisa says: 6 comments

    This house sold for $800,000 and was demolished. They are currently building a McMansion on the lot. Such a shame….

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    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10086 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Are you kidding me?! I better not type anymore or I’ll say something really bad.

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      • AvatarLisa says: 6 comments

        I wish I was kidding. Breaks my heart. All the house needed was a bit of love and someone who cared. I just hope something was salvaged and it didn’t all go in the dumpster. I couldn’t afford this house or I would of bought it and loved it. I said a lot of bad things when I found out, still brings a tear to my eye.

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        • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10086 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Thanks for letting me know. I hope they salvaged it too. I’m sure all the bad things you said are the bad things I’m really wanting to type right now! I’ll mark it as demolished.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      That’s disgusting……. I hope they use Chinese drywall………..

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  11. AvatarAutum says: 1 comments

    Can’t believe they tore this beauty down! What a waste.

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  12. Avatarlees says: 1 comments

    The house was beautiful. It is a shame it was tore down. No new house can live up to old character. Sad!

  13. SueSue says: 1175 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    This makes me so sad. What an incredible place perfectly matching it’s lovely surroundings. Just a crime to tear it down.

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  14. AvatarLeila says: 25 comments

    Another terrible tragedy..These homes are to beautiful and have so many stories to tell, all to be destroyed for a McMansion. Were there no preservation groups in the area?

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  15. AvatarShannon says: 26 comments

    Makes me sad to know that this was torn down.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Makes me sick. It was a real survivor..

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  16. AvatarGlenda says: 1 comments

    why why why, a beauty and my ideal home why would someone tear down to build a run of the mill mcmansion that won’t have near the quality or history.

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  17. AvatarLisa says: 6 comments

    Unfortunately most people can’t see past the work needed to preserve a house like this. They see a circa 1940’s kitchen and think gut job as well as original baths. The location doomed this house. It seems like in my town if you have lake property the city will let you do whatever it takes to increase their property tax bill. Also, this was an average old house in the city’s eyes, nothing special. They routinely demolish average old houses around here in the name of progress. They seem to like to cram as many overprice condo/apartments with a lake view as possible on a little lot with little regard to architecture. To me this house was beautiful, just needed a lot of love. It breaks my heart as well. I hope the new owner chokes on his tax bill.

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  18. AvatarMelanie Battson says: 1 comments

    For this one, it was doomed by it’s lake location in a sought after area. Too many “New & BIG is better, no BEST” children buying up fabulous old homes and destroying them in favor of building their new monstrosity. If you use google maps, and go to the address, you’ll see the monster foundation foot print sitting where this home once stood.

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  19. AvatarLisa says: 6 comments

    I’ve driven past the new house. It’s a pseudo craftsman mcmansion.

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  20. AvatarDeb says: 53 comments

    What a shame it was demolishedđŸ˜”

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  21. AvatarSydney says: 13 comments

    i wonder what the seller thought since it had been in their family for decades? Seriously makes me sick. We preach about recycling and saving the earth and then we destroy perfectly good homes and build cookie cutter Mcmansions. Until we as a society start to preserve old homes instead of tearing them down I don’t want to hear it.

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