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BreakWater 20th-Floor Penthouse

Luxury living at its finest in this penthouse with spectacular skyline views.

Oct 12th, 2016 01:02 pm
SE Penthouse at The BreakWater

SE Penthouse at The BreakWater

You’ll be hard pressed to find a downtown home with better views than this penthouse unit at The BreakWater. The downtown skyline, Lake Michigan, the East Side, the marina and the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum. All are visible from this luxurious condominium. Located on the southeast corner of the 20-story tower, this two-story unit measures in at 3,218 square feet.

The unit includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms (three full), a massive living room that is open to the second floor, large kitchen with high-end appliances and substantial great room with wet bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows line a large portion of the first floor, bringing lots of natural light into the large rooms. The unit is located on the top two floors of the 20-story tower.

The 17-feet by 15-feet master bedroom is on the upper floor, above the other two bedrooms. It includes a large master bathroom with substantial tub as well as multiple walk-in closets.

Should you ever find yourself wanting to leave the building, you’re within a short walk of a litany of amenities. Just to the east is the lakefront, including a network of trails that run for miles. To the west are multiple grocery stories, restaurants and other retail outlets. To the south you’ll find the office towers that define downtown. To the north you’ll find Brady St. at the heart of the eclectic Lower East Side.

If you’re looking to leave in your vehicle, the unit includes a private three-car garage in the building’s heated parking structure. You’ll be able to quickly get to the freeway via a number of different routes head any direction through the city and beyond.

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 UW-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.

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. It’s a perfect setup to grill out during fall’s football games, or take in the many summer fireworks shows.


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, #2004, Milwaukee WI
  • Size: 3,218 sq-ft
  • Rooms: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4 (3 full)
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Asking Price: $2,295,000
  • Condo Fees: $725/month (Common Area Insurance, Replacement Reserve, Trash Collection, Recreation Facility, Common Area Maintenance, Sewer, Water)
  • Property Taxes: $36,515
  • Property Type: Condominium
  • Parking: 3 parking spaces in private garage inside heated, indoor garage
  • Walk Score: 87 (Very Walkable)

Unit Description

One of the premiere condominiums in Milwaukee with unprecedented design and quality is this 2 story, Southeast Corner Penthouse at the preeminent BreakWater Condominiums. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spectacular panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Downtown Milwaukee, 3,207 square feet, and 3 car over-sized private garage are just a few of the reasons this is luxury living at it’s best!

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