US: The 17-room boutique hotel, Dubbel Dutch, housed in the original Milwaukee Koeffler double house, will open in time for the Democratic National Convention.
The property, located at 817-19 N Marshall St on the end of Downtown and the lower East Side, was bought by Juli Kaufmann of Fix Development in late September last year.
Kaufmann purchased the home with Patrick Jones, owner of Ramsey Jones Architects, and Andy Braatz of Braatz Building, for $600,000.
Milwaukee-based design firm, Forti, are overseeing the interiors and and will build bespoke furniture for the hotel.
“We’ve gathered an outstanding team of individuals to transform this property into an incredibly special property, answering a need for hotel rooms in Milwaukee’s downtown neighbourhood,” said Kaufmann in a statement. “The property will pay homage to the architects of the past and a nod to the design of today with a historic-meets-modern vibe.”
Real estate attorney Charles A. Koeffler Jr and his brother Hugo built the house in 1898, designed by architects George B. Ferry and Alfred C. Clas. It most recently served as an office space.