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The BreakWater #1404

Large condo has impressive views of Lake Michigan and city, with high-end amenities.

Jul 8th, 2016 12:27 pm
Unit 1404 at The BreakWater

Unit 1404 at The BreakWater

Enjoy your private slice of Downtown with this 2,107 square-feet condominium at The BreakWater. Located on the 14th floor, this large unit features two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large living room, substantial kitchen, a large balcony and a fantastic view.

The master bedroom features two walk-in closets and a master bathroom with Whirlpool tub and a double vanity. The kitchen has a number of high-end appliances, dark cherry wood cabinetry and granite countertops. A large breakfast bar connects the kitchen to the living room. The living room, which measures 32-feet by 30-feet, includes floor-to-ceiling windows and a gas fireplace.

The BreakWater is eminently walkable to everything downtown, but also a stone’s throw from the lake and situated at the start of Milwaukee’s trendy Lower East Side. Located at 1313 N. Franklin Pl., the 20-story tower is situated at the eastern end of E. Knapp St., a quiet street on the edge of Downtown. Walking a short loop around the building gets you to two grocery stores, countless bars and restaurants, a number of parks, the shore of Lake Michigan and the eclectic Brady St.

Should you desire to sleep in complete silence, or hammer nails in the middle of the night, this is the building for you. Developer and building architect Peter Renner spared no expense in insulating the building. This unit is wrapped in approximately 1 million pounds of concrete. So when you get the urge to fire up the sound system late at night, don’t worry about waking up the neighbors.

A signature of any Renner development is the enormous balcony. At 12-feet by 18-feet, you’ll have plenty of room to entertain guests, relax in the sun or take in the view. The balcony comes with its own drainage system, as well as electrical outlets and a gas hookup. So break out the sunglasses and grill and enjoy the soon-to-arrive summer.

Set back some distance from the cluster of downtown high rises, The BreakWater towers over everything around it. This affords impressive skyline views, and unique views up Prospect and Farwell avenues. This unit’s location on the southeast corner of the building lends itself to one of the best views of Lake Michigan in town, including views of the marina and Milwaukee Art Museum. From your balcony you’ll also be able to see past the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the north and take in the emerging cluster of lakefront towers including the Northwestern Mutual Tower and U.S. Bank Center to the south. If you want to impress friends with a great view of the countless fireworks shows in Milwaukee, this is the unit for you.

Parking in this building is a breeze. This unit’s garage is configured as a two-and-a-half car private garage, so you’ll have all the privacy and security of a suburban garage without having to leave the building. The heated and secured garage is great for storage, a small workshop space, parking bicycles or simply keeping your vehicles safe and clean.

The BreakWater features a number of amenities for residents, including building security staff, large lobby, exercise room and club room.


Sponsored by Corley Real Estate

Corley Real EstateCorley Real Estate is a boutique firm specializing in downtown properties with a dedication to unparalleled customer service and personal and private attention, making each client feel one of a kind — just like their new home. Visit Chris and his team at their office at 569 E. Erie St.

The Breakdown

  • Address: 1313 N. Franklin Pl., #1404, Milwaukee WI
  • Size: 2,107 sq-ft
  • Rooms: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Asking Price: $1,000,000
  • Condo Fees: $515/month (heat, central air, sewer, common area, recreation facility, replacement, water)
  • Taxes: $21,939
  • Price sq/ft: $348
  • Property Type: Condominium
  • Parking: 2.5 car private garage inside heated, indoor garage

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Unit Description

Luxury living in this 2bed/2bath, 2,107 sqft, SE corner unit featuring multiple amenities and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, the Marina and the Calatrava. Gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances, rich dark cherry wood cabinetry and granite counters. Large living room w/gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and door to private balcony. Separate dining area. Master bedroom w/2 walk-in closets and master bath with whirlpool tub. 2.5 car private garage. Schedule your private viewing today, this one won’t last!

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