Midwest Mansion Looks Like It Was Designed for Royalty [PHOTOS]
You're about to look inside a remarkable home built by the family of one of America's most famous beermakers.
The history of this incredible mansion spans back more than 100 years. It was built beginning in 1918 by Herman Uihlein, the son of Henry Uihlein, the president of Schlitz. Herman was leading the Lavine Gear Company when he purchased the land in 1915, according to On Milwaukee.
Herman himself created plans for the home, at the direction of his wife Claudia. When work was completed in 1919, the family moved in. On Milwaukee says the book "Magnificent Milwaukee" said the Uihlein's were "among farms without roads or sidewalks; the mansion was run on bottled gas."
Herman and Claudia lived in the 13,717 square foot home that has nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms until the 1940s. Herman passed away in 1942 and Claudia left the home four years later. In 1953, the home was sold for the first time, to a Catholic order from France that was founded in the early 1850s. It was used as a mission house for priests and brothers.
The mansion was also once home to musician Peter Buffett, son of Warren Buffett. He composed a song for the movie "Dances with Wolves" in a third-floor recording studio in the house. MKE Lifestyle says when he moved to New York, "he had the roof lifted off of the home so a crane could move the recording equipment."
The mansion is located on 3.13 acres that back up to Lake Michigan. Peter Mahler and Paul Handle of Sotheby's International Realty are the listing agents for the property that has a list price of $6,950,000.
It's an amazing home with an incredible history. Now, let's look around outside, and inside this beauty.