2569 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3825 Sold for $1,500,000 on 12/20/2021

2569 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee BD: 5 BA: 4/1 $1,500,000 Sold

Historic home magnificently updated!

  • Single Family Home
  • Status: Sold
  • 16 Total Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bathrooms
  • Type of Construction:
  • Est. Square Footage: 5,686
  • Garage: 2.5, Detached
  • Est. Year Built: 1899
  • School District: Milwaukee
  • County: Milwaukee
  • Postal Municipality: Milwaukee
  • MLS#: 1758715
  • Listing Company: Shorewest - Northshore
  • Price/SqFt: $285
  • Zip Code: 53211

2569 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3825 - Built in 1899, this home was the first house to be constructed on prestigious Wahl Avenue according to the North Point Historic District. Its designed and built for John Kern who took over from his father as president of Eagle Flour Mills which became one of the largest in the country. The senior Kern retired to their farm on Humboldt Avenue near Capital Drive, which later became known as Kern Park. The home was designed by the architects Crane and Barkhausen, who designed many of the mansions in Milwaukee at the time. The design was heavily influenced by the German New Renaissance Revival style which was reminiscent of suburban German villas of the time. The brick and sandstone home are adorned with exterior detail further enhanced by ironwork by Cyril Colnik on the two front doors and porte-cochere.The Kern mansion is said to have contained the city’s first individual room air conditioning system. Ducts carried cool air throughout the house where separate thermostats-controlled shutters. These are the same Johnson Control thermostats that made history at the Pfister Hotel, which became the first hotel to offer individual controls in every guestroom. The home has been lovingly restored offering a unique blend of old-world craftsmanship with the features that accommodate a modern lifestyle. You’ll love being nestled in a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood of special homes and walking distance to Lake Michigan, Lake Park, coffee shops, Boswell Bookstore, The Downer Theater, Café Hollander, Stone Creek Coffee, and so much more!


  • Living Rm: 17.0 x 14.0
  • Kitchen: 16.0 x 14.0
  • Family Rm: 17.0 x 12.0
  • Dining Area: 22.0 x 14.0
  • Den: 17.0 x 14.0
  • Utility Rm: 14.0 x 6.0
  • Foyer: 14.0 x 13.0
  • Other Rm: 14.0 x 7.0
  • Half Baths: 1


  • Rec Rm: 25.0 x 25.0
  • Primary BR: 24.0 x 15.0
  • BR 2: 16.0 x 15.0
  • BR 3: 14.0 x 13.0
  • BR 4: 17.0 x 14.0
  • BR 5: 12.0 x 10.0
  • Other Rm: 16.0 x 12.0
  • Other Rm: 18.0 x 14.0
  • Full Baths: 4
Additional Features
  • Full
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas Central Air, Multiple Units, Radiant
  • Water Waste: Municipal Sewer, Municipal Water
  • Appliances Included: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Other, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Inclusions: Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Exercise equipment in lower level, Built in speakers, Projector and screen on third floor.
  • Multi-Level
  • Exterior: Patio
  • Other, Victorian/Federal
  • Waterfront/Access: N
Property History
MLS Number New Status Previous Status Activity Date New List Price Previous List Price Sold Price DOM
1758715 Pending ActiveWO Dec 8 2021 10:23AM 88
1758715 Active Delayed Aug 21 2021 2:15AM 88

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