A unique midcentury residence recently resurfaced on the market in Bayside, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Originally built in 1960, the home underwent a year-long renovation that gutted much of the structure but managed to save its most impressive feature: a barrel-vaulted roof. The home’s first designer, thought to have been local architect Robert Newgard Strauss, flipped the traditional floor plan by placing the public spaces upstairs—a feature the latest owner also embraced by turning the closed-off upper level into an open, loft-like living space.
The upper level of the home—once divided by several interior walls and tired from decades of use—is now an open kitchen, dining space, and living room, with space for additional seating areas and a study in one corner. While the original wood-clad walls were removed to replace plumbing and make other necessary updates, the home’s exposed beams and wood-clad ceilings remain, as does a central fireplace. The kitchen was also gutted and upgraded with all-new cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures.
Before: Kitchen and Dining Room
After: Kitchen and Dining Room
Before: Sitting Area
After: Sitting Area
Before: Office and Living Area
After: Office and Living Area
Downstairs, the home features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms—each of which have been fully modernized with new fixtures and finishes. A row of casement windows provides ample natural light while creating more privacy for each of the rooms. In total, the home offers just over 2,000 square feet of interior space.
Before: Principal Bathroom
After: Principal Bathroom
The home’s facade and outdoor spaces received their share of the work as well. The owner notes that the exterior siding was replaced, as was the rubber roof. An overgrown patio was also swapped out for a new concrete pad, offering a large space for entertaining while providing easier access between the garage and main house. The 1.25-acre lot also includes a large, grassy lawn. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $549,900.
Before: Central Patio
After: Central Patio
9470 N Sleepy Hollow Lane in Bayside, Wisconsin, is currently listed for $549,900 by Barb Pedersen of Realty Executives - Integrity.
Artwork: Michael Pedersen / @m.pedersen17art
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