Michael Horne
House Confidential

Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home

House Speaker's Georgian home might befit a founding father. Take that, Donald Trump.

By - Feb 18th, 2016 06:53 pm
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56 thoughts on “House Confidential: Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home”

  1. Patty Wanninger says:

    Paul Ryan is an O’Reilly and Conway’s man.

  2. Joanne Brown says:

    I think it’s outrageous that Paul Ryan’s 5700-sq. ft. house is assessed at less than $500,000, when my 1700-sq. ft. house in Madison is assessed for nearly the same amount and my taxes are higher. That house is worth at least $1 million, even in Janesville.

  3. Wauwatosa says:

    What a beautiful home. Seems befitting of a Speaker of the House. I though that assessment was a tad low myself.
    Appears you can get a lot of home in Janesville for a reasonable price.

  4. AG says:

    Joanne Brown, that’s just how cheap the real estate in Janesville is. If you don’t mind the commute, go buy yourself a 5k sq foot home there and save yourself some money on taxes.

  5. Vincent Hanna says:

    Hey he’s just a normal WI dude who likes Miller Lite and making sure that all of his legislation benefits people who have massive mansions like he does.

  6. Ryan says:

    “Millionaire, Paul Ryan.” Pity the poor unfortunate liberals, with not a penny among them, who reject the scornful capitalist’s way of life, choosing instead to reside in soup kitchens while donating their blood and their very souls to the causes of justice. Democrats and the creators of this publication are so…noble.

  7. Vincent Hanna says:

    Yes clearly the message is that liberals are perfect creatures who only do good deeds. I believe that was the exact phrasing.

  8. Tim says:

    I also pity the poor unfortunate liberals who don’t pick themselves up by their bootstraps & marry into wealth. Like Paul Ryan, Like Ron Johnson.

  9. Harald says:

    To Joanne Brown: of course your taxes are higher and home assessed higher. You live in the People’s Republic of Madison where the government of the city is run by liberals and Democrats. You pay inflated taxes so those idiots can keep giving your money away to the residence of your city who refuse to get a job to pay for themselves and actually help the city by paying taxes. And year after year, the other idiots in Madison keep voting them back into office to ruin the city and the local government.

  10. Clark David says:

    When I grew up in Janesville, I may have regarded this as a “mansion”. Today I see this article as misleading and political. I note that Milwaukee Mayor Barrett’s home is worth nearly as much. Why not run an article him in the same tone? Paul Ryan deserves credit for his devotion to family and the state, including to a city that has had its struggles.

  11. Vincent Hanna says:

    Wow the way Harald tells it Madison is a real sh*thole and you wonder why anyone would want to live there. Interesting then that it’s such a highly regarded city and ranks as the third best place to live in the entire country. http://www.visitmadison.com/media/rankings/

  12. Vincent Hanna says:

    A devotion that has done nothing to help the poor people of Janesville.

  13. Tyrell Track Master says:

    As much as I dislike Paul Ryan’s politics I have to offer some respect for sleeping on a cot all week. That’s commendable.

  14. Dear Clark David:
    I have written an article about Tom Barrett’s residence. I will leave it to you to judge if it is “in the same tone” as my article about Speaker Ryan’s residence.

  15. Mike Carey says:

    Well I’m realy confident in his ability to understand the hardships many od his constituents live in when I saw his home and how much he’s worth. It makes me wonder what the value of his home in D.C. is? Or Oklahoma, where is wife is from?

  16. Allison says:

    He does not have a home in Washington dc. he sleeps in a cot in his office and showers at the gym.

    now back to regular programming for more useless comments and urban milwaukee blogs by jeremy michael and bruce about how republicans hate poor people

  17. Vincent Hanna says:

    Republicans don’t hate poor people? Next you’ll tell me Democrats don’t hate lower taxes.

  18. David Clark says:

    Without taking time to dissect every word, the headlines alone set a different tone. Personally, I think both of them are loyal public servants and not ostentatious.

    Mayor Barrett’s Modest Mansionette
    The home is reserved, restrained, dignified unto dull, not unlike its occupant.

    Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home
    House Speaker’s Georgian home might befit a founding father. Take that, Donald Trump.

  19. Bruce Murphy says:

    David Clark, speaking as the editor who writes the headlines, are you saying the headline that describes Barrett as dull is pro or anti-Barrett? And the Ryan headline, which says his home would befit a founding father, is that pro or anti-Ryan?

  20. Terry Ott says:

    Speaker Ryan lives in THAT? What a disgrace.

    I set out to compare with former Speaker Pelosi’s home, to see if Ryan was keeping up. Problem: you have to narrow it down, because Nancy has that impressive-looking place in the city (San Francisco), that spread in Napa (20+ acres?) with the vineyard and tennis courts, and then the DC shack in Georgetown.

    Paul’s digs would make for a quaint Pelosi guest house, or “The Madame Speaker Bed & Breakfast” in Napa (should they need to get a cash flow from it). And they could put it somewhere out on the periphery so they wouldn’t have to look at it or the riff-raff coming and going.

  21. rnprn says:

    Before all the gerrymandering, the 1st district used to include Beloit and other areas of Rock County. They really wacked the heck out of the district, it is not recognizable anymore.

  22. Maria says:

    It appears he maintained a sturdy fence/wall around his home.

  23. Mary says:

    Interesting to review all the homes that have been featured, but am puzzled at how the city superintendent of schools is able to afford a $14million home — and where it could possibly be located.Does she sleep at her desk too??!!

  24. Dave Reid says:

    @Mary If you read the story (click on her name) about Darienne B. Driver, you will find she lives in an apartment building valued at $14 million. She does not have a $14 million home. http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/10/08/house-confidential-mps-superintendent-drivers-downtown-pad/

  25. Clark David says:

    Vincent Hanna, is that your real name? Who are you? Please think a little deeper. The world is not a cartoon.

  26. Sarah Parker says:

    That house was my cousin George Parker”s home. The authentic George S. Parker home is at 1000 E. Milwaukee St. in Janesville. When my father joined the government, appointed by Nixon as Head of the Agency for International Development AID working directly under Henry Kissinger. Because government conflict of interest in government my father, Daniel S. Parker, grandchild to the founder of Parker Pen, he had to reign CEO to accomplish great, philanthropic work for the State Dept. During that time Gearge Parker (the owner of Ryan’s) removed my father from office. The Ryan’s family home is across the street from Ryan’s family home.

  27. Maria Ginter says:

    I wouldn’t call the driveway and the landscaping “Magnificent” but then I’m not from Wisconsin.

  28. Teotonia says:

    Paul Ryan needs to help America stay America and do something about the guy in the White House he is destroying America as we know it and worse is yet to come.No one is allowed to publicly redicule humiliate America the way trump did, we are a great country NOT the trash he described Mr Ryan Please save our country from this man

  29. Teotonia says:

    Mr Ryan, I believe you are an American at heart and you want what is best for our country. You are a republican but I do believe you put the best interests of the country above your own interests and party. Believing that this is true, how can you support a man like trump, I don’t think you do at heart, but that does not count, what counts is what you are willing to do to stop this man from further trashing our country. How he described our country to America and the world on election day is unforgivable, and the words of a traitor. We are not the trash he described, we are a great nation.We have our problems, I thought racism was a thing of the past , unfortunately I saw it very much alive with trump and his followers. These people do’t represent you or me or the great majority of American and how can we allow what the KKK call their leader. I am not so worried about KKK groups I am worried that based on what he has said continues to say and do , our country will have no power or respect in the world, we see China and Russia rising and when our leader praises people like Putin , what does that mean? I know what it does and so many others. Please Mr. Ryan you have the power to guide congreaa and the Senate as you are the majority to do what is best for our country NOT donald trump. He uses the White House to promote his business and so does the rest of his family. worse than that, they will destroy America as we know it. God help you to do the right thing for America and the future or our children, I am sure you want your children and future grand children to know America as we know it.

  30. Jason says:

    Teotonia, this is what the left has to say about Trump’s son. So don’t act like your side is SNOW WHITE, on inauguration weekend, leftist comedians and writers took to Twitter to call Barron a “rapist” and a “homeschool shooter” and to suggest the boy is an arsonist.
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/comedians-call-trumps-son-barron-rapist-homeschool-shooter/#XTctshccBfhvy77b.99

  31. Vincent Hanna says:

    WND? The site of the birther king and lunatic Joseph Farah? Did you defend Chelsea like this Jason?

  32. Gary says:

    What about Harry Read and his MILLIONS

  33. Vincent Hanna says:

    Yes why isn’t Urban Milwaukee talking about a retired Nevada politician. Good question.

  34. the headline should be Ryan DC couch potato . or Ryan understands compounding and interest become millionaire along with

    there are 10.4 millionaire’s in the US adding 300,000 or 3 % per year .

    — do not spend it save it put 1,000 dollars away each year between 20 and 30 invest it in the DJI or NYSE or NASDAQ indexes at Vanguard or any low fee reliable place and you will be a millionary at 65 . That’s half the price of owning a used car and its operation for a year —live in town take a bike or walk save money on doc bills too .

    I am delighted we have some economically literate representative in DC maybe we need some more anyone of us would have been put out of business , have no credit —why does government not have the same rules as the people it serves , what world are they living in ?

  35. u2kazoo says:

    What’s the street address for this house? I’d like to send him a letter.

  36. Dale Pautzke says:

    Typical rich greedy Republican. He enjoys the best health care, retirement and benefits of his high position. Wants to take away health care and social security from the rest of us. My son may die if he looses his ACA. Doe Ryan care?

  37. Dale Pautzke says:

    Paul Ryan does not care to represent the people. He wants to abolish the ACA which is keeping my son alive. He wants to cut social security and medicare. Why does he feel privileged to live off our tax dollars?

  38. James says:

    His health insurance should not be paid by citizens, especially those who are about to lose teir own, who mostly live in red states…

    Self serving SOS.

  39. judith moriarty says:

    sarah parker: my brother Mike Moriarty was married to Jody Parker. he claimed she was a member of the Parker Pen people…true?

  40. Ken Gavin says:

    Paul Ryan a Catholic. Why doesn’t he believe as the Bible believes about social justice. Guess like Trump he doesn’t read the Word as his RCC does! What about the letters (encyclicals) the Popes have wrtten since Pope Leo xIII to pope Pope Francis on these matters. Pope Francis called out Trump he better work on Ryan’s soul if he is going to make heaven. So much could be spelled out on the subject. God Bless our enemy Paul Ryan. The Nunson the bus were right about him! ” Oh will We ever learn will we ever learn!”

  41. Madison key says:

    very motivating life 

  42. J Bandemer says:

    His driveway needs work 🙂

  43. Tom says:

    You would think Ryan would get his driveway repaired.

  44. Tom says:

    Interesting tid but on the permits taken out. So who did pay for the new kitchen?

  45. Tom says:

    I wonder what Ryan dressed up as on Halloween when he gave out candy.

  46. Terry says:

    Paul Ryan is just another Big Government MOOCHER. He’s been sucking off the government for how long now? All while stomping on the poor, the sick and suffering, the elderly and enabling Trump’s hideous crypto-fascism. He has no shame. He is a charlatan. He is now nothing more than a sycophantic toady for Trump and like all republicans he has no empathy, no moral foundation. His God is money and power. Thus he does the opposite of what Jesus instructed, he afflicts the afflicted and he comforts the comfortable all while collecting millions from the tax payers! Hey Paul, money is a terrible God. You, and all Trumpists and republicans should’ve been reading The Grapes of Wrath, not Atlas Shrugged!

    DUMP RYAN 2018

  47. E. Bruce Hitchko says:

    To Paul Ryan: “I rise today with no small measure of regret.
    Regret, because of the state of our disunion, regret
    because of the disrepair and destructiveness of our politics,
    regret because of the indecency of our discourse,
    regret because of the coarseness of our leadership, regret
    for the compromise of our moral authority, and by our – all of our
    – complicity in this alarming and dangerous state of affairs. It is
    time for our accommodation of the unacceptable to end.” Senator
    Jeff Flake

  48. Terry says:

    The Trump Toady and “zombie eyed granny starver” Paul Ryan is the Biggest Fake Ever…


    Meanwhile his predecessor Boehner is getting into the cannabis business!

  49. g.liaschenko says:

    heard ryan’s selling house in Wisconsin. no future in janeville, moving to d.c. for lobbyist job. big money sucker.

  50. John says:

    I’m surprised there isn’t a For Sale Sign on his lawn. In so many ways it’s very appropriate.

  51. Matt says:

    Wait, Paul Ryan’s wife is a lobbyist? I could care less what his house looks like but the fact that his wife is almost certainly profiting off of his position as Congressman and Speaker of the House – that is beyond slimy.

  52. JPKMKE says:

    A $50K pension and retirement for a Milwaukee County employee is worth somewhere between $1.5M and $2.0M. Teacher pensions are richer. Do you still think Paul Ryan is rich?

  53. Oliver Donaldson says:

    This just another hit piece of nonsense. I would not live in a piece of old downtown junk nor would many others. He is restoring some kind of a landmark in Jainesville and the city residents should be pleased. If this old piece of junk had not been purchased by Ryan it would have been turned into rental units and ultimately a slum property.
    Oliver Donaldson Peoria.Il

  54. T.J. Hemmings says:

    So the house is both Georgian and Federal styled? You know, there books to help with that stuff…

  55. Craig strickland says:

    Gates, armed security, and wrought iron fences for you and your family.
    Open borders for your constituency and the rest of American citizens
    You got yours, Paul
    Hypocrite !

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