Wisconsin’s “Flintstones” cave mansion has an offer at $1.2M ask

Property has indoor greenery and cave-like walls

National /
Apr.April 10, 2022 03:00 PM

1920 South Springdale Road in New Berlin, Wisconsin (Zillow, iStock)

It’s a home that would make Fred and Wilma proud.

The six-bedroom Wisconsin home on more than 17 acres appears to have been carved directly from stone and has an indoor pool, koi pond and a plethora of tropical plants, WKFR reported. It has a pending offer at the asking price of $1.2 million, according to Zillow.

1920 South Springdale Road (Zillow)

Marketed as a potential Airbnb investment or private getaway, the New Berlin home is about 20 minutes from Milwaukee and about 90 minutes north of Chicago. Upstairs bedrooms include small balconies that look down onto the living room. Other rooms could be used as bedrooms or for other purposes like a music room or home gym.

(Zillow)

The kitchen displays much of the custom woodwork included throughout the design, with three-dimensional carved and painted flowers decorating many cabinets and doors. It opens into the formal dining room, which connects the more private side rooms to the more open main living area. The property also includes a 3.5-acre lake.

(Zillow)

Cave homes are something of a niche market throughout the world. One roundup identified a dozen such homes from Arizona to Australia and Greece. The Chulo Canyon Cave House in Brisbee, Arizona, is modest from the outside and opens into a 5,800-square-foot space built into a mountain.

If conventional luxury is more your thing, in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, top-end homes have been selling at a pace that could outperform last year. A seven-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot home at 861 Bryant Avenue traded hands for $5 million this week and two other Winnetka homes sold for more than $4 million at the end of March. A home on Higginson Lane went for $4.5 million and another on Woodley Road fetched $5.5 million.

In Evanston, an heir to the Pritzker family and the first and only openly transgender billionaire, Jennifer Pritzker sold a furnished mansion that she operated as a bed and breakfast for $3.6 million. The buyers will use it as a private residence.

[WKFR] — Victoria Pruitt





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    Related CEO Jeff Blau and 455 Tenth Avenue (Chris Martin, Google Maps, iStock)
    Related launches lodging for executives’ hybrid work
    Related launches lodging for executives’ hybrid work
    Matt Lauer with 26, 28 & 32 Actors Colony Rd (Getty, Susan Breitenbach)
    Matt Lauer finds buyer for languishing Hamptons estate
    Matt Lauer finds buyer for languishing Hamptons estate
    Barbara Russo, Danielle Englebardt, and Oren and Tal Alexander (Getty, iStock BFA)
    Ranking the top residential brokers on the Upper East Side
    Ranking the top residential brokers on the Upper East Side
    From left: PropTech's Thomas Hennessy and Joseph Beck; Appreciate's Chris Laurence (Appreciate, LinkedIn/Tom Hennessy, LinkedIn/Joseph Beck, iStock)
    Single-family rental platform Appreciate to go public in SPAC deal
    Single-family rental platform Appreciate to go public in SPAC deal
    From left: Douglas Elliman's Scott Durkin, Stephen Kotler and Avi Dan-Goor (Douglas Elliman, iStock)
    Douglas Elliman bets on Vegas in westward expansion
    Douglas Elliman bets on Vegas in westward expansion
    366 State Street and 37 Sidney Place in Brooklyn (Corcoran, Zillow)
    Passive house asking $15M tops Brooklyn contracts
    Passive house asking $15M tops Brooklyn contracts
    100 Eleventh Avenue (iStock, Rhododendrites/CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal)
    Lower-end listings dominate Manhattan’s luxury deals
    Lower-end listings dominate Manhattan’s luxury deals
    Wildfire, Houses
    One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says
    One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says
    arrow_forward_ios

    The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

    Loading...