Large, Spacious Home With 7 Bdrms and 5 Baths. Living Rm, Full Dining Rm, Rec Rm
About Keith Johnson
I'm a father of 4 grown children and I'm still very young at heart. I own Brighter Concepts (Wisconsin's Solatube Skylight dealership) in Shorewood, and love what I do. Construction is also a hobby and I build almost everything seen in the house pictures from the stonework in my yard to the kitchen cabinets. I'm always building or fixing something in this historic home. All the gardens are my seasonal relaxation. My other MAJOR passion is playing jazz/ blues / R and B piano!! I'm active in playing in bands, so I'm performing or at band practice about 2-3 nights a week. HAVING A WEDDING OR EVENT??? I'M A PROFESSIONAL PIANIST THAT PLAYS IN SEVERAL OF MILWAUKEE'S EXCELLENT BANDS. BIG BANDS, A JAZZ COMBO AND SOLO PIANO . IF YOUR INTERESTED, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING NEEDED. I garden, cook, do long dog walks and bike rides, a attend several theater / dance / and arts events, and love taking my boat up the Milwaukee River. The sports I really enjoy is watching the Packers, March Madness and the final series of many other sports. My newest gig is preparing my home for YOU and I enjoying being a host!!! From what I see, my home, my yard, my location and my rates are the best everything!! Just saying :)
Keith Johnson purchased this House in 1988
Why Keith Johnson chose Historic Water Tower
26 Years ago I picked this neighborhood and home because I has looking to start a family and wanted a home that was in a safe historic neighborhood. Close to parks, good schools, a university, Lake Michigan and Lake Park. When I bought the house it was split into three apartments and the fun began. It became my weekend hobby for many years. Slowly transforming back into a beautiful home. During the re-construction many modern features where added which transformed the comforts of new construction into a 100 year Victorian. The kids grew, moved and the house evolved into a short term rental house.
What makes this House unique
What is so unique about my home is the complete package my guests receive. I beautiful large home in one of Milwaukee's finest and safest neighborhoods. Discover Milwaukee and discover the best valued home on Milwaukee's upper east side!!
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Victorian House in Milwaukee
Great location in Milwaukee. We had 6 guys for Summerfest and we had more than enough room. We took the bikes to the festival and it was fun. The bikes are in need of maintenance. If you plan on riding them take some tools and a pump. Great par 3 golf course nearby. The house has too many dishes in it and it needs to be uncluttered. A deep cleaning would also help. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and I would definitely stay there again with a group of guys. Might not have passed the clean test had we of taken our wives though. Not filthy or unsanitary, just cluttered.
Perfect gathering house
This house was perfect for a large family gathering to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. We loved the owner’s music library and the home was well equipped. Thanks for the great hospitality!!
Great House - Friendly Owner
We rented the house over New Years Eve for a dinner party, and the property was perfect. Keith was kind enough to offer a walkthrough of the house, which was really nice, as well. Anyone staying in Milwaukee should consider it! The house is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood that is also just a few blocks away from the Downer Ave. corridor of coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores and bars, which was great as well.
Perfect house for large family gathering
We spent 3 days in Keith’s house, with a large family group (ages 1 to 83). The house was as advertised, including its charming personality. It is spacious and comfortable and has a large, well-stocked kitchen. The house is also in a great location, with easy walking access to the lake, university, coffee shops, etc., and a short drive from downtown. We totally felt at home, had a terrific stay, and would definitely do it again. Thanks, Keith.
Great House with some great neighbors
We had a large group in for a 4 night stay and we loved the house...our plans were altered a lot due to bad weather which made this house an even better place to be as we spent a lot of un anticipated time indoors...house had ample space for us to hang out together or find quiet places to focus on a book or podcast.
We met many of the neighbors and we were treated to one of the best BBQ dinners we have ever had by Laurie and Steve, if they meet you and invite you, you should take them up on it...theBBQ is out of this world and they are great company as well.
Keith, the owner, was kind enough to come over and say hello and was wonderful to deal with as well!
We highly recommend the place!
We were there for a bachelorette weekend and there was more than enough space and rooms for all to enjoy and there is a great backyard!
East Side is a neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, considered to be a cultural and trend-setting center of the city since at least the 1960s. Encompassing an area just north of downtown Milwaukee to Shorewood, bordered by the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, the area encompasses residences, bars, shops, art theaters, live music clubs and the University of Wisconsin
The East Side is considered by some as Milwaukee's melting pot, with a mix of hipsters, hippies, college students and young professionals converging in the area's diverse restaurants, bars and stores. The area is also known for its historic architecture, such as St. Hedwig's, on Humboldt Avenue. With the exception of St. Hedwig's, the buildings of the area reflect the styles popular in Milwaukee, including the Italianate, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, and the German Renaissance Revival.
Looking northwest along North Downer Avenue. The Downer shopping district that stretches south from East Park Place is in the foreground. UW-Milwaukee is in the distance.
Oriental Theatre, a movie palace still in operation, was built in 1927. The newer University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee was created in 1956. Brady Street became the focus of Milwaukee's counter-culture in the 1960s, with Brady Street Days, head shops, and Kitchen Sink Press, one of the world's largest underground comics publishers. Recently the area has seen gentrification, with many housing assessments doubling; commerce continues to grow in the neighborhood as a result of continued private and developer investments.
The east side is home to renowned parks. Frederick Law Olmsted - famed designer of New York's Central Park - designed both Lake Park and Riverside Park (originally "River Park"), with Newberry Boulevard being the deliberate connector between the two. Lake Park is part of Milwaukee's "Grand Necklace of Parks" and is known for lawn bowling; a French restaurant, the Lake Park Bistro; and the North Point lighthouse. In addition, a good share of the Oak Leaf Trail is routed through the neighborhood.
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903)
Frederick Law Olmsted was the leading landscape architect of the second half of the 19th century, and the architect of Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Olmsted is perhaps best known for the design and creation of Central Park in New York and the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C.
The design concepts employed by Olmsted and his partners have 15 elements in common:
1. They are man-made works of art.
2. They have their roots in the English Romantic style.
3. They reflect a Victorian influence.
4. They provide a strong contrast with the city.
5. They are characterized by the use of bold landforms.
6. They provide a balance between turf, wood and water.
7. They use vistas as an aesthetic organizing element.
8. They contain a series of planned sequential experiences.
9. They provide for the separation of traffic.
10. They provide visitor services.
11. They contain artistically composed plantings.
12. They integrate the architecture into the landscape.
13. Each has provision for a formal element.
14. They are characterized by variety.
15. They are built to provide for recreation.