June 8 2016
The 1929 Walter Soerens House
2878 N Sherman Blvd Milwaukee [map]
4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bath
RE/MAX Realty 100
The 1929 home of Walter Soerens - the original Milwaukee Ford dealer.
This is the Walter Soerens House in the historic North Sherman Boulevard district. It was built in 1929 and architected by Walter Truettner.
Walter Soerens's Kilbourn Motors, located at Teutonia & Keefe, was the original Ford dealer in Milwaukee, back in 1917. These days it's Soerens Ford, out in Brookfield. The dealership is still in the family - run by Walter's great-grandaughter, Stephanie Soerens-Borkowski.
The North Sherman Boulevard district is the section of Sherman between Keefe and Lisbon. It's just northeast of Wauwatosa. This home is located just south of Locust and Sherman Park.
The home has some original touches yet has been modernized over the years. We love the look of the living room with beamed ceiling and the large marble fireplace (pic below). The kitchen was recently remodeled by Wisconsin Kitchen Mart. Downstairs, there's a big fireplace in the Rathskeller (aka a basement bar).
More pictures and details via the big link below.
(thank you to listing agent Laura Kruschka for permission to use the photos)