The Nathanial Treat House

Monroe, WI   Offered for sale at $929,990

We have for sale our rare, stick-style Victorian home, built in 1881 for Captain Nathaniel Treat. It is located in the heart of picturesque Monroe Wisconsin, named as the thirteenth best town under 15,000 population out of 2,500 contenders and one of the two top small towns in the Midwest. During our 22 years here, this home has been meticulously restored to its former glory, while adding impressive energy efficiency. Heat and electricity now run less than 62 cents/sq. ft./yr (as of December 2023). This is equivalent to running both in a 1,300 sq. ft. home for just $67 per month. This was accomplished by thoroughly caulking, insulating the attic, exterior walls, basement walls and the main floor window weight channels, and installing a Rinnai tankless gas water heater, the highest SEER Lennox A/C unit, an up to 99% efficient Lennox furnace (new in 2023), programmable thermostat and other technologies.

The main floor, boasting 11+ ft. ceilings, includes a gracious foyer with open walnut staircase, main hall and library (with marble fireplace), all featuring hand-laid oak parquet flooring. The spacious living and dining rooms (544 sq. ft., all measurements approximate) feature double pocket doors, walnut fireplaces with overmantels, three gorgeous Schonbek Swarovski crystal chandeliers (as seen in Buckingham Palace), oak floors and rare butternut moldings, baseboards and window casings. The music room has the original oak wainscoting, matched into new bevelled glass bookcases, and a lavatory. The country kitchen is highlighted by its intricate English Victorian parquet tile floor and all stainless steel appliances. Custom Victorian style drapes and Scottish lace curtains adorn the windows. All 19 of the massive, 8 and 9 foot original paneled doors on the main level have been fully refinished, and include amazingly detailed hinges (my favorite part of the house!), knobs and other original hardware. Two staircases leading upstairs offer convenience.

The second floor master bedroom (254 sq. ft.) has a new oak floor, en suite bathroom, marble fireplace and authentic, hand printed 1880s pattern wallpaper, one of three rooms so decorated. The four other large bedrooms include one en suite bath with Kohler fixtures, two new oak floors and two maple floors. The main bathroom includes an antique clawfoot tub with new reproduction brass hardware, Kohler sink and toilet, and custom solid cherry cabinetry and baseboards.

The basement has been finished to a very high level, and includes ceramic tile floors, a 2023 (up to 99% efficient) Lennox gas furnace, full height ceilings with full spectrum “sun” lighting, a large playroom, pantry, storage rooms, laundry, full bath with clawfoot tub, tool shop and a room large enough to accommodate an Endless Pool. This bright basement could serve as an owner's apartment for a bed-and-breakfast.

The exterior has Sherwin Williams’ premium grades of paint in eight Victorian colors and a 50 year warranted synthetic "slate" roof, solid copper eave troughs and down spouts, an in-ground, 36' heated pool with diving board and patio, a brand new restored side porch (2023) and a gracious wraparound porch overlooking a large corner lot with mature perennial gardens and trees. This house is full of surprises and wonderful details abound throughout.

Appraised by insurance 22 years ago for $1,200,000 (excluding the finished basement and all of the upgrades listed above) in recognition of the high quality of the finishes throughout, we are now offering our home for less than the cost per square foot of a cheaply constructed starter home.

A complete set of photos and a very detailed brochure listing every kind of fact and information about the house is available upon request. Thanks for taking the time to look at our ad. Please call and ask for Scott at 608 713-2698.

Property Details
  • Former Inn
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 3 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1881
  • Last Renovated in 2023
  • Opened in 1990
  • Building is 5,460 SQFT
  • Lot is 0.29 Acres
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Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $929,990
  • Terms: Furnishings also available
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