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Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed House in Milwaukee, WI

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,164 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One of The National Register of Historic Places

One of only two restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is open for public.

All Mission Style furniture, Stickley Sofa, and many built-in Frank Lloyd Wright designed furniture.

3 Bedrooms (two queen and one full size beds), 2.5 huge bathrooms, a daybed with trundle in the sleeping porch, Maximum of 9 people (if add a twin bed in the office).

A two night minimum stay is required.

Frank Lloyd Wright signed the actual building permit in 1916. A true Prairie Style original. Light-filled rooms create a warm, organic living space. Maple floors throughout, 80 leaded glass windows, built in bookcases and armories, tray ceilings, natural fireplaces. Spacious, vintage Danish-designed Poggenpohl kitchen. Amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light. Generous master suite with en-suite bath, natural fireplace, and many built-ins. Private, mature landscaped yard with deck.

No pets, no smoking.

Location:

One of Six Frank Lloyd Wright designed American System-Built Homes on the same block.

1 minute walk to bus stations 27# and 54#.

1. 1.1 miles to Milwaukee Domes

2. 2.5 miles to Miler Park

3. 2.6 miles to Potawatomi Bingo Casino

4. 2.7 miles to Marquette University

5. 3.1 miles to Harley-Davidson Museum

6. 4 miles to Downtown Milwaukee.

7. 4 miles to Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Summer Fest.

8. 4.7 miles to Bradley Center.

9. 4.9 miles to Milwaukee Museum, Marcus Center for Performing Arts

10. 7.4 miles to Milwaukee Zoo

11. 8.7 miles to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

12. 80 miles to Chicago, IL. 110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois

More Details

Owner
Joan Martinie
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Joan Martinie

As a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was surprised when we first time saw the house. Former owners David and Jillayne Arena and their family spent 36 years and did a great job restoring the house.

Joan Martinie purchased this house in 2011

Why Joan Martinie chose Burnham Park

One of only two restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of only a few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses where you can spend the night.

Frank Lloyd Wright signed the actual building permit in 1916. A true Prairie Style original. Light-filled rooms create a warm, organic living space. Maple floors throughout, 80 leaded glass windows, built in bookcases and armories, tray ceilings, natural fireplaces. Spacious, vintage Danish-designed Poggenpohl kitchen. Amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light. Generous master suite with en-suite bath, natural fireplace, and many built-ins. Private, mature landscaped yard with deck.

What makes this house unique

Stay in Frank Lloyd Wright designed American System-Built Home, enjoy 80 gorgeous leaded glass windows, amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light, and view the other five Wright-designed homes on the same block-the longest continuous stretch of Wright homes.

From the house:

1.1 miles, 4 minutes drive to Milwaukee Domes

8.7 miles, 19 minutes drive to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

80 miles, 1hr 30’ drive to Chicago, IL.

110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois.

Amenities

Burnham Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2164 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Second floor has two full bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a tub. First floor has huge half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle sleep two
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Office - 1 twin/ single , Add a twin Mattress in office if needed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Daybed in sleeping porch. Twin bed may add to second floor office as needed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

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Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed House in Milwaukee, WI
average rating of 4.714286 based on 84 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored, well maintained, modern conveniences- great location!

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renae, Thank you for your support! Happy Thanksgiving! Joan
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Regina, Saskatchewan
3

Wonderful house - Neighborhood a concern.

  • 3 of 5

The house was beautiful and comfortable, plenty of room and a great home away from home for our visit to Milwaukee. The owners, Steve and Joan were wonderful - we arrived late with a plane delay, they arranged parking permits for us, and allowed a late check out to make the most of our last day in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, we didn't sleep well the last two nights of our four night stay. There was an incident on the street in front of the home involving gunshots and someone hiding in the yard. We were awoken to the commotion and police with flashlights in the backyard. My Dad also witnessed a theft, out the front window. I’m sure these were isolated incidents and I thought hard about publishing this as the home and the owners really are wonderful, but I just didn’t feel good about avoiding the honesty of our experience. I’m not sure I’d stay in the neighborhood again as I didn’t feel safe.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tamara, We appreciate your kind words for us and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house. Regarding the unfortunate disturbance, we reached out to the local alderman and learned that an early morning two people fight at a restaurant in another neighborhood was taken to the streets and continued while driving through ours. As the reviewer wrote, it was an isolated incident—nothing like it has happened in the six years we owned the house. We hope this sad event does not discourage visits to our historic property. Steve and Joan
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Fort Wayne
5

Very nice Milwaukee stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I immediately felt at home in this house and had a great time. It was well located for our needs- convenient and comfortable. It was very interesting to stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright property. The home is clean and well-maintained, especially for its age. Joan and Steve were a pleasure to deal with, attentive and responsive, and it was nice for Steve to meet us upon our arrival with a tour of the home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Thank you for your support! Hope to see you in the future! Joan and Steve
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5

FLW Concrete House!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for two couples and a fascinating opportunity to stay in one of FLW's rare concrete houses--or rather two concrete residences now joined as one. It was really great that the hosts provided background information about they house. They were also flexible and communicative and everything we needed was provided for. Also a convenient location for zooming all around the city, from downtown to Bay View, Third Ward, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gabrielle, Thank you so much for your support! Hope to see you again in the future. Joan and Steve
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5

Girls weekend at the Frank Lloyd Wright house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this beautiful house for a girls' weekend! The location was fantastic! We were close to everything we want to do, and not far from stores, etc that we needed! The house easily slept all 7 of us girls! We would definitely recommend the property - and would stay again! Thank you to Steve and Joan for sharing this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you so much for your support! We appreciate your business! Steve and Joan
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Woodside CA
5

Excellent presentation of an iconic property.

  • 5 of 5

We've visited many FLW venues, but this has been our first opportunity to spend a few days in one. The property has been carefully restored and is beautifully maintained. Everything worked in a 100 year old building! All housekeeping and home entertainment was provided for a multi -day stay including a tour and explanation by the very helpful owner. We happened to be here during an event called Open Door Milwaukee. Hundreds of people came to see the adjacent FLW American System-Built Homes which aren't nearly as nice as this one.The Burnham location is central to all MKE has to offer. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronald, Thank you for your support! Hope to see you again in the future! Joan
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
433 West St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
94
Nearest Beach
5.3 Miles
Beach near Milwaukee Art Museum
Car: not necessary

1 minute walk to bus stations 27# and 54#.

1) 1.1 miles to Milwaukee Domes

2) 2.5 miles to Miler Park

3) 2.6 miles to Potawatomi Bingo Casino

4) 2.7 miles to Marquette University

5) 3.1 miles to Harley-Davidson Museum

6) 4 miles to Downtown Milwaukee.

7) 4 miles to Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Summer Fest.

8) 4.7 miles to Bradley Center.

9) 4.9 miles to Milwaukee Museum, Marcus Center for Performing Arts

10) 7.4 miles to Milwaukee Zoo

11) 8.7 miles to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

12) 80 miles to Chicago, IL. 110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 18.0%

Rate Based on two people stay. Additional $25/day each adult. $12 for age 16-18, $10 under 16.
1) Deposit: a 50% deposit of total is due at the time of reservation, and non-refundable.
2) Balance due: required 30 days prior to the date of arrival, and charge at the same date.
3) Half rent as a Damage Deposit is due at the time of reservation for weekly/monthly renter, will be return at the end*
4) Taxes 15.1% including:
a. sale tax $5.6%(State Tax 5%, County tax 0.5%, Baseball Stadium tax 0.1%),
b. Milwaukee County Rooming Tax 2.5%,
c. Milwaukee City Rooming Tax 7%,
it total is 15.1%.
5) Credit card processing fee: 2.9% (it charged by Homeaway.com), the $300 refundable deposit credit card processing fee is $8.70, it is showed the "fee". We will refund you a check within 7 days after you checked out.
Total Taxes and fee is 18%.
6) Using Foreign Credit Card may have the fee charged by your credit card company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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