Four Times Wisconsin Zillow Lists Went Viral

What started as a real estate listing site has now become a national hobby. And sometimes that comes with unexpected surprises, and sometimes they’re in Wisconsin.

Zillow, an online marketplace for buying and renting homes, is popular not only for serious seekers, but also for casual dreamers. Sometimes searches may not reveal what one or the other had in mind.

And there are social media accounts, such as Zillow gone wilddedicated to the odd finds at the site – and every once in a while houses from Wisconsin pop up.

Here are four times Wisconsin Zillow’s listings went viral.

Four common toilets

This South Milwaukee House caught viral attention for having four toilets in one bathroom, with no partitions to separate them.

Built in 1851 by the Fowle family, the house commonly known as “Hawthorne House” was the first house built on Hawthorne Avenue and has six bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half baths.

The Girl Scouts of America once used the house and added the toilet, as well as four sinks, to the bathroom, according to Jane DiChristopher, the realtor marketing the residence for Mahler Sotheby’s International Realty.

No sheet music has ever been added to his knowledge.

“It’s definitely not the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in real estate,” she said.

The home sold in February for $400,000, according to the Zillow listing.

fit for a king

This "Chateau" in Hartland garnered national attention when it was released.  The house has been a project of the owners since the 1970s.

If you’re looking to embrace the attitude of Flynn Rider about your next home, then this castle in Hartland is for you.

The “castle” has been covered by multiple media inside and outside of Wisconsin, and its interior matches its regal exterior. It has four beds, three and a half baths, two indoor fountains, and four gun cabinets.

This Hartland "Chateau" has an extravagant interior to match its regal exterior, including taxidermy animals, stones and plush carpets.

But this is not a new project. The family that lived there has been working since the 1970s to make the house the show that it is.

“…It was exactly what we lived in. It was no different than a normal house for us,” Brenda Lee Voght, who lived in that house, told TMJ4.

The house is currently listed as a “contingent” on Zillow for $379,000.

Welcome to Poundtown

For all intents and purposes, this Onalaska home is ordinary. But a cheeky sign in the bedroom blew up the internet.

Thanks to Zillow Gone Wild, the house has gone viral for its “Welcome to Poundtown” sign hanging above the master bedroom bed.

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