So I ended up using my mountain bike to get a better view of Burklyn Hall. I might have walked a bit off of the trail...but I was determined to get up close to this beauty! Burklyn Hall, one of Vermont's largest and most opulent colonial revival houses, was built in 1904 for Elmer Darling, who operated the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. Today it is owned privately, and according to an article by @archdigest from 2016, it was listed for $4.5 million.
Hello lovely people of Instagram, Athina here waving hello from France on holiday whilst Amy's still working away in Berlin. We've changed the link in our bio to our 'Style Files' archive as we've done 30 house tours now! So there are so many amazing ones to scroll through like this picture by @mariepalbom_photography of @hygge_for_home kitchen / dining area. Lots of beautiful homes to take inspiration from. Some of our faves are @harleyraynorxo @iamhayleystuart @nest_twenty_eight @dianehilldesign & @bourjoisbiscuit. Hope you enjoy! #housetours#interiorinspo#homeinterior
I always enjoy the lead in time to these long extended sets. Pepping new music, rediscovering older tracks, and finding ways to blend everything together...the possibilities truly are endless!
So many different avenues to explore with the extra time, but I'll let you on the dance floor decide just what direction we take on Saturday night! Locked and loaded for a night of great vibes and amazing music.
FREE till Midnight for everyone, Drink specials till midnight, Can't wait to HAVE AT IT!
Plankinton mansion #3 ......
In 1884, after a 20 yr fruitful partnership, John Plankinton & Philip Armour, officially broke up. John took the Milwaukee base & Armour took the Chicago, Kansas City, & New York branches becoming a big name in the meat industry himself.
John reorganized his meatpacking business & took on a new partner with Patrick Cudahy. Four yrs later in 1888 John had to retire from the business due to health issues. John would die in 1891 at the age of 71. Cudahy would go on to make his mark in the meatpacking industry!
However in 1887, John completed his last mansion built in the current fashion.... Romanesque! The beautiful manse built directly across the street from his house was to be a wedding gift for his daughter Elizabeth. The house cost over $100,000 ... $27 million in today's $$!! Elizabeth was engaged to marry American sculptor Richard Henry Park, but Park abandoned Elizabeth marrying a dancer from Minneapolis instead! Jilted Elizabeth understandably took a very extended tour of Europe. When she returned Milwaukee, she never set foot in the mansion again. Elizabeth would later become known for her generous philanthropy.
The house stood empty for almost a decade & was eventually sold to a banker's widow in 1896. When the widow died, heirs sold the house in 1910 to The Knights of Columbus for their headquarters who would occupy the mansion till 1978. Then the house was sold to Marquette University who demolished the house in 1980 to expand their campus!
Please swipe left to view photos... (1) newly built with fabulous carriage house in back (2) K. Of C. headquarters notice carriage house gone & nice porch balcony removed for relocated entry steps. After headquarters moved out... see the insane interior woodwork! (3) grand staircase (4) entry hall fireplace (5) parlor fireplace 6) demo day!!😫. #romanesque#romanesquerevival#victorian#victorianhouse#victorianarchitecture#victorianstyle#archi_ologie#archilovers#housestalker#houseaddict#oldhouselove#oldhouseenthusiast#iloveoldhouses#thisoldhouse#oldhousecharm#historichouse#ipulledoverforthis#loveofoldhouses#beautifulhouseoldandnew#houses_ofthe_world#casasecasario
Plankinton house #2 ..... After Plankinton's partner Layton retired 1861, John continued his success by forging a new meat-packing partnership with Philip D. Amour in 1864. This partnership would make them multimillionaires as they expanded enterprises into Chicago, Kansas City & New York. In 1876 John completed a mansion right next door to his house for his only son William as a wedding gift. John engaged the services of Edward Townsend Mix, prominent architect. Mix was hailed Milwaukee's city architect & John hired the best! Mix was noted for his flamboyant Italianate, Second Empire & Gothic Revival creations.
William would also become a wealthy man working for his father, and a mansion would reflect William's social status, so an enormous Gothic Revival mansion would do!
Please swipe left to view all photos. photo 1 William's new mansion in his father's park like setting.....photo 2 rare interior shot showing room filled with gorgeous 1880's goodies!
In 1905 William died and heirs moved away as neighborhood now was in decline & house was eventually sold to Marquette University in 1918 who also bought father's mansion. William's mansion would be used as nurse training center & an annex for Trinity Hospital in 1920! Photos 3-4 showing mansion looking rather grim, cars next to house indicates it's enormous size! Photo 5 house prior demolition in 1970 & photo 6 demo day!😩