Andy Nunemaker's House
This House was originally built for Guido Vogel, an heir of the Vogel family (of Pfister and Vogel Tannery) in 1905. The surprise in this elegantly appointed home comes in the basement. Schlitz advertising signs, and paraphernalia fill the bar and seating area which is reminiscent of a gasthous.
Andy Nunemaker purchased the villa and did extensive renovations and modifications to the home. There was a formal dining room which had been added at the back of the house. It became the perfect place for the billiard table. The dining room was relocated more toward the front of the house in a smaller, more intimate room, better suited to the type of dinner parties Nunemaker likes to give. Every room in the home was redone except for the first floor bathroom. Nunemaker is an avid art collector and is working on filling the house with mostly contemporary painting and sculpture. He also added an in-ground swimming pool, which was part of the original design but hadn't been realized.
Andy Nunemaker was born and raised in a modest neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee. As a boy, his father used to bring him to the East Side, it was a part of the city they both loved: the lake, the homes, the streets, Andy memorized all the aspects of the area around the Water Tower. He left Milwaukee after finishing college at Marquette University and lived in Sydney, Australia. On his return, he bought and renovated the Falk House just 2 doors up from his current home on Terrace Avenue. After living there for almost 10 years, this beautiful home just a few doors away, came on the market. Nunemaker is also very involved in the Milwaukee Arts and Culture scene. He opens up his beautiful house for fundraising charity events almost monthly.
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All the interior images are from www.trulia.com