There is no window dressing that can compete with the views from one of only three units on the 29th floor of the Moderne, whose first apartments opened in the fall of 2012. This condo, says Lauren Siegel, First Weber associate vice president, is one of just a few empty units in the building and has 10 inches of concrete between the floors for soundproofing. So while the neighbors may be close by, it won’t feel like it. The Kawneer windows provide insulation while maximizing the view, and the low-profile furniture curated by interior designer Debbie Recht ensures that the city’s skyline takes center stage.
Sleek and neutral, this $1.79 million condo offers 270 degrees of views overlooking much of Milwaukee. It’s here that you can see our Great Lake, much of the Milwaukee River, a skyline rich with architecture and the western suburbs – all without the aid of binoculars. Views aside, this 4,300-square-foot unit itself is a sight to behold.
Above: A view of the dining room showcases the unit’s long entranceway and its foyer-like rotunda, which provides a singular first impression. The living area’s sandy-colored Swedish wood flooring provides an airy feel for the condominium, which is appropriate, given its 29th-floor perch.
Above: Quartz countertops and China black marble floors add a dash of sparkle to a kitchen that is otherwise minimalistic in its color palette. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are ideal for the home chef, and the kitchen features an adjoining outdoor space. All that’s missing is your morning paper and a cup of joe.
Above: The light-soaked master bedroom, which boasts a massive walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, also offers even more outdoor space.
Above: This bathroom, which is attached to the master bedroom, features Franz Viegener faucetry, more marble flooring and jet-black subway tiles. The stand-alone soaking tub and abundance of neutral colors provide a spa-like atmosphere.
At left: The office, accessed through a balcony door, connects to the master bedroom. This balcony is one of three that comprise more than 200 square feet of outdoor space attached to the unit.
Throughout: The wood tray, moss balls, frames, throw blanket, white and gray tray, leather basket, distressed white pots, amber votive candle holders, and wrought iron candlesticks are all available at The Home Market.
This story appears in the October, 2014, issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Click here to subscribe.