1854 Greek Revival – Platteville, WI – $399,900

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Added to OHD on 8/14/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/28/20   -   5 Comments
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National Register

150 Rountree Ave, Platteville, WI 53818

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  • $399,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 5000 Sq Ft
  • 0.61 Ac.
Built in 1854 for John Hawkins Rountree, the famous "Rountree House" will not disappoint. Immaculate, both inside and out. Walk into a large foyer with a grand open staircase. A formal parlor with fireplace separated from the formal dining room by large pocket doors. A beautifully renovated kitchen leads out to a large main floor family room, graced with another beautiful fireplace. Several doors leading out to the secluded and private courtyard. A large solarium perfect for entertaining. All mechanicals have recently been updated including newer heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical. Appliances and home warranty are included.
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Mike Wagner, First Weber
(608) 987-0056
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5 Comments on 1854 Greek Revival – Platteville, WI – $399,900

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  1. ZannZann says: 554 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1940 Cottage
    Mobile, AL

    This house has great curb appeal. The view from the front porch is interesting, though. You could drink your coffee and look out over the roof of a Piggly Wiggly. (Some people would balk at that, but my family has an inside Piggly Wiggly joke, so it actually made me a little sentimental. 😛 )

    As far as exteriors go, this one is my favorite of the day.

    • The view of the Pig is… not the best, but Platteville is built among the beautiful bluffs of the Driftless Region, surrounded by small farms. If you look past the Pig, there’s a small bluff on the other side with a fairly tree-filled neighborhood. Our downtown is beautiful too 🙂

  2. RyanRyan says: 76 comments
    1860 Greek Revival

    I automatically liked the outside but was surprised by the elegant interior details. It was probably the finest house around when it was first built.

  3. BulldogmamaBulldogmama says: 30 comments
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    1920 Craftsman
    Canby, OR

    You had me at solarium ❤️

  4. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 399 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    Interesting house, developmentally, unless it is as simple as it appears to be, which I tend to doubt given how few “simple” and straightforward houses on OHD usually are. This house IMO started out as an unbracketed Greek Revival with a side hall entrance that ran the length of the initial house (2 large rooms along a hallway), to its rear service wing. It may even have been wood originally. Then it got a nice makeover, possibly with brick siding, and possibly at which time the seeming “front” verandah was added along with the floor-to-ceiling windows. The door to the far left of the main block of the house was likely only a window prior to that time. Italianate brackets were likely added at about that time, to all main parts of the then extant house except the very rear of the original building, now the left side of the house. How things developed from there was too chaotic to even guess at. But I have my doubts that this house began as a brick house with a 2-story verandah that is now and was then the front of the house. Would love to see an original photograph of the house if anyone can find one of it in its earliest incarnation.

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