Every few months a Milwaukee or Milwaukee-area real estate listing captures the city’s imagination. Sometimes it’s a house that’s also a bar. Sometimes it’s a bar that’s also a bowling alley. Sometimes it’s Screech’s house. And sometimes—this time—it’s a bungalow with a “historical theater/film previewing room from the 1950s” in it. Behold:
“Fabulous Brick Bungalow Duplex located just north of Washington Heights neighborhood awaits new owner” a Zillow listing reads. “The lower is owner occupied and retains so much Old World Charm. Enter through the sunroom, featuring coved-ceiling, HWF’s, and Spanish plaster continue into LR which boasts Art FP surrounded by BIBC’s with leaded glass. The DR has BI-buffet and coved ceiling. The bathroom has Pedestal sink, ceramic tile floor and a linen closet. The spacious, eat-in kitchen overlooks the backyard and has a BI-Dishwasher. The upper unit is rented for $775/month with a year lease. It has 1 bedroom + den. The Hidden Treasure is the historical Theater/ film previewing room from the 1950’s. complete with a 1/2 bath. It is a rare find and a unique part of history.”
The otherwise completely innocuous and charming little house, located at 2359-2361 N. 56th St., can be yours for the low, low price of $224,000. The theater room—oh god, those chairs, that carpeting, those wood-paneled walls, that drop ceiling, it’s all so perfect—is priceless and should be preserved at all costs. [via Reddit]
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