Weird $1.2M ‘cave mansion’ in Wisconsin sells and becomes Airbnb rental
Talk about indoor/outdoor life!
A six-bedroom home in Wisconsin — specifically, a 5,254-square-foot property that looks more like a cave than a house — will soon find itself in new hands.
The spread at 1920 S. Springdale Road in New Berlin, that went viral for his out-of-this-world listing images — one of which shows a two-story living space filled with stone walls, a pebble path and lots of indoor greenery — has secured a deal, his rep says at The Post.
Recently listed for $1.2 million, final sale price not yet available. The purchase will be completed in around a month – and the deal not only marks a new chapter for the parsonage, but also the end of around five years bounce in and out of the market at various asking prices, according to Zillow.
What is certain: the new owners have already register the house on Airbnb, noting that it will be ready to rent from May 26. But it seems that the characteristic elements of the house, such as this large room outside, will remain intact.
“You might feel like you’re visiting your favorite Rainforest Cafe, or maybe stepping into a scene from [‘Jumanji’]“, reads the description. “Either way, any stress in the world will be dispelled by the warmth of the sun exposed through the windows and 20-foot south-facing skylights.”
The listing agent of the house, Christian Anderson of eXp Realtytold The Post that the current owner built the property 28 years ago – raising his children there and giving them a fun space to grow up.
“It started as something unique,” Anderson said, “bringing the outside in a bit.”
But with the kids out of the house these days, the owner will be moving to Arizona. He leaves quite a legacy behind him.
Perched on over 17 acres, the six-bedroom home also features an approximately 5-foot-deep indoor pool and an indoor koi pond. The pictures in the listing further show walls painted with cave style carvings to add more to the theme and bridged walkways.
Everything inside is custom designed, including the kitchen cabinetry – adorned with vine and flower designs – and seating for 16 in custom butterfly chairs. The stone walls extend to other areas of the house, such as in the billiard room and in a bathroom – of which there are seven in total. Upstairs bedrooms even have balconies that overlook the main living area — and there’s plenty of space for a home gym or music practice room.
Located 20 minutes from downtown Milwaukee and 90 minutes from Chicago, the benefits extend outdoors as well. There are walking and biking trails around the property and a 3.5-acre spring-fed lake with a beach and fish to catch and release, the Airbnb listing notes. (Boats, paddle boards, and other water toys will be provided with the Airbnb.) While guests can swim indoors, they can also swim in the lake during the warmer months.
Beyond the home’s original design, it’s also the expansiveness of the land that Anderson says also stands out.
“Seventeen acres…you don’t find that kind of stuff so close to Milwaukee,” he said.