1893 Colonial Revival – Neenah, WI – $779,900

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Added to OHD on 5/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/16/19   -   42 Comments
547 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI 54956

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  • $779,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 full, 2 half Bath
  • 8961 Sq Ft
  • 0.66 Ac.
Seeing is believing this historical Georgian style home. The woodwork defies imagination. 11' & 12' ceilings create incredible volume. Each room tells its a story. Stunning view of the Neenah harbor and Riverside Park. Imposing foyer, king-size dining rm, enviable library, stately parlor & family rm make this both a family and entertaining dream. The split stairwell has stained and leaded glass and the array of natural light is unparalleled from both the 1st & 2nd level. 5th and possible 6th BRs on upper 2 levels. Original Grand Ballroom on 3rd level has multi uses.
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Robert Karisny, Acre Realty
(920) 731-5556
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42 Comments on 1893 Colonial Revival – Neenah, WI – $779,900

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  1. AvatarConnie says: 24 comments

    How beautifully preserved! And in a great location, too! This could be my favorite of all time. It is very much like the Rockcliff Mansion in Hannibal, MO.

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  2. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments

    Whoeee! Absolutely stunning. Talk about move-in ready….all I would want to do is pull up carpet. Leaded and stained glass is beautiful as well as the natural woodwork. What a piece of art this home is. I’m a complete push over for beautiful staircases and this one is over the top. And then on top of it all, that ballroom is simply unreal! Beautiful location and I see a couple more down the street. It doesn’t get much more perfect than this to me.

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  3. AvatarDRC says: 5 comments

    Wow! I thinks this is my favorite home on here. What a beautiful location and wonderful house. I pray someone treats it with care. I hate to think of it being “modernized”! If I could I would be packing my bags. Think of all the fun going to Auctions, antique stores and estate sales to fill this beautiful home.

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  4. AvatarLinda R says: 236 comments

    perfectly wonderful. I concur with Randy C. pull up the carpet, maybe some wallpaper removed and it is good.

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  5. PhillipPhillip says: 183 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    yes this one is one of the best ever, just totally regal in every way

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  6. AvatarZann says: 532 comments

    Yes, this house is gorgeous and in a perfect picturesque setting, but let’s be honest. I would buy it strictly because it has a ballroom.

    Whoever made the decision to keep this ballroom intact is my favorite person today.

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  7. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1881 comments

    Gorgeous wooodwork in a gorgeous – and large! – house!

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  8. AvatarStevenF says: 763 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    These Victorian Colonial Revivals fascinate me. Does anyone know what caused the movement toward Colonial design? They fascinate me because except for a few Colonial flourishes, they rarely look like colonial homes. In fact, the Colonial trims seem to be forced somewhat. For instance, we’ll see what is otherwise a completely victorian Queen Anne with a Palladian window plopped in out of nowhere….it’s an interesting phenom. The homes are built too early to be influenced by the sesquicentennial…was there some wave of patriotism that created the look?

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 848 comments

      As the US began nearing the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, people began to become interested in the architecture of America at the time of the Revolution and during the early years of the Nation. For instance, the 1876 “Centennial Exposition” in Philadelphia featured several buildings with classical architectural elements common in the Georgian and Federal styles. Another World’s Fair, this time in 1893 Chicago, further forwarded classical elements in popular architecture and brought about the related Classical Revival style. Late Victorian designs frequently mixed classical elements like Georgian era Palladian windows and classical order columns. The Free Classic style is a common sub-type of Queen Anne house that mixes classical elements. Other houses are transitional designs that are mostly Colonial Revival but maintain a floor plan or a form typical of a Queen Anne design.

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      • AvatarStevenF says: 763 comments
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        1969 Regency
        Nashville, TN

        Thanks for the overview. Very helpful!

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        • AvatarGregory K. Hubbard says: 356 comments

          My suggestion for a fine American architectural reference book is ‘The Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island,’ written by Antoinette F. Downing and Vincent J. Scully. The illustrations in the first edition are better than the copies of those illustrations in later editions.

          Why Newport? Newport became an important international port because of its fine harbor. Ship owners and merchants had tremendous amounts of money to spend on fashionable architecture, designed by some of the best master builders and architects of the New England Colonial Era.

          Even before the end of the 1700’s, the climate appealed to wealthy visitors from less attractive climates. In the early 1800’s, hotels were built to cater to visitors from humid cities like New York and Boston, and for tourists from across the South. Almost simultaneously, wealthy visitors began the construction of villas and mansions in fashionable styles. The popularity of the city exploded after the Civil War, and everyone who was or hoped to be anyone important was building a mansion there.

          Despite some sad demolitions and an arson fire or two, Newport remains a superb museum of some of the most important pre World War 1 American domestic architecture to survive, designed by some of our best architects.

          Worth reading and owning.

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  9. Avatardkzody says: 279 comments

    So many shades of amazing. The house is great, and the ballroom is spectacular. I too would want it just for the ballroom. Of course, I would need staff if I was to hold balls in that space!

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  10. Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1307 comments

    The house is stunning as are it’s neighbors! I love the woodwork and the ballroom. I could use a little less wall to wall carpet and more hardwood floors showing though.

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  11. Avatarkmmoore says: 299 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    That commode is pretty darn cute. I don’t think I’ve ever said cute and commode in the same sentence.

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  12. AvatarLorrieJo says: 41 comments

    This house is amazing! Have driven by it often and wondered what it looked like inside. It is in a neighborhood full of wonderful old homes of all different styles. Giggled at the “throne” in the bathroom!

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  13. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 855 comments

    What a gorgeous house! I love the beveled leaded glass on the entrance doors.

  14. AvatarPam Klocek says: 12 comments

    I Heart <3 the entire home and the first couple of interior pics stopped me in my tracks!!!!! WOW!!
    AND how cute is that chair/commode thing??? That made me giggle and smile!!!!

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  15. AvatarHollyLiz says: 51 comments

    Attic ballroom! Amazing.

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  16. Avatarchevychelle says: 1 comments

    I want to click on all the houses in this area and view their interiors! Fantastic!

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  17. AvatarAlice says: 55 comments

    WOW! That is a gorgeous house. I’d buy it for the leaded glass alone.

  18. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments

    What a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood…..the context and views are amazing! So many well executed details….. especially the ballroom of course. I can’t help but imagine the elegance of past galas in this space. And think of how all that carpeting has protected the floors beneath!!

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  19. AvatarMazamaGrammy says: 364 comments

    Super Fabulous!

  20. Avatarkaren mosher says: 7 comments

    O M G! Simply stunning, yet not simple at all. The woodwork, stained glass windows, size of the rooms, location-location-location. I’m swooning!

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  21. RosewaterRosewater says: 4549 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Such a shame none of the original lighting fixtures survive. At this level, they were bound to have been just as fine as any of the other interior features.

    I’ll bet the daylight basement in this house is a knockout!

    Somebody paid a mint to have those “favrile-ized” ceilings done. I am not a fan; and would happily paint the lot of them medium gloss white. That goofy cove molding has gotta go! 🙂

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4549 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Not enough WOWs to do this place justice. I foggily remember it from the first time. These new WOW photographs are a m a z i n g. More wows. I don’t know what moldings my earlier comment referenced. The ceilings in the front parlor and the DR are SUPERB! The earlier images likely did them no real justice because they are quite beyond spectacular. The one or more of the others shown may also be either original, (likely), or very early. The faded border detail up front is p r i c e l e s s. More wows. Yes please.

      The cotton gin looking thing on 3 is RAD. Is’s most likely a cistern; and it’s water collected from the roof is/was piped in to probably most sinks and tubs as a third valve option for “fresh” water.

      Those previous pix must have been H.H. tier for me to have been almost dismissive of this house considering it’s pristine, museum quality self. This house is truly like a dream. It really is too good to be true, all told.

      Wow.

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  22. AvatarStacey says: 20 comments

    So grand! I’d remove the carpeting & rugs though so the beautiful wood floors could be seen!

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  23. AvatarSandra says: 1 comments

    Absolutely stunning especially the level of craftsmanship in all of the wooden features. Amazing that in such a grand house the area size of the bathrooms are really quite small in comparison to the size of the bedrooms.

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  24. AvatarAmy P. says: 219 comments

    Splendid. Carpets have to go though, they treated all this wood too well to cover it up. Just Splendid.

  25. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2017, not sold yet. New agent and photos, updated and moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

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  26. AvatarBethH says: 107 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    O…M…G…

    After I win the lottery (at which time I’ll also be able to afford a full-time staff to keep this place looking like it does in these pictures) – then this puppy is mine!

    But that thunderbox toilet that looks like a chair – that one stopped me dead in my tracks! Never saw anything like that before. I kept thinking the toilet must be next to it, even with my eye following the pipe down from the box… still not believing THAT was the toilet!

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  27. AvatarLadyBelle says: 61 comments

    What is that large wooden thing with the pipes and fold down table?

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 563 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA,

      I’m thinking it may be an early clothes dryer??? And the fold down table is for ironing or folding laundry? And is that butler pantry original or a very good reproduction? The wine rack is the only thing which looks out of place, but that might have been what they decided to do with a pass-through window that was not needed…

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4549 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Good guess! That hadn’t even crossed my mind; but is totally within the realm of possibility, considering that is a thing.

        Have a look at those MASSIVE boards though John; and the iron bracing on the end; and that again MASSIVE base structure. That would be for some hella heavy laundry. Heheheh. 😉 More likely it’s a cistern with a couple of metal tanks within.

        • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 563 comments
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          1875 Victorian Farmhouse
          Lancaster, PA,

          Bug what about that pipe which looks like it might be a chimney?

  28. AvatarBethany otto says: 2660 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I assume that wooden box with pipes in what appears to be the attic is some kind of water holding tank? Also noticed this time around: annunciator in the kitchen.

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  29. ErnieErnie says: 217 comments

    Dear Post Master, Please forward my mail to 547 E. Wisconsin Ave. Neenah, WI. What a place (or palace), fancy potty & all.

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  30. AvatarMystic says: 72 comments
    Huntley, IL

    And just when you think you have seen it all “hello beautiful”. The entrance was all it took, what a stunning home!!!

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