Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home For Sale
Former Alderman Tony Zielinski selling house for $2.1 million.
Bay View‘s most controversial, and possibly most valuable, house is for sale.
Three bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread over the home’s 6,000 square feet of living space near the intersection of E. Oklahoma Ave. and S. Superior St.
“Fit and finishes in this home is spectacular. Straight out of Architectural Digest. This home could be on the water in Miami. Instead it’s in hip Bay View with views of Lake Michigan!” wrote real estate agent Jay Schmidt in a Facebook post.
Zielinski, 59, purchased the property with his wife Annette, a real estate agent, in 2017 for $331,000. The couple then demolished the 1921 home on the 0.12-acre property and began construction of the new house. Including the purchase price of the former home and construction of the new home, the Zielinski’s spent over $1 million on the new property according to city records. It is assessed for $1.71 million.
It’s not the only home the former politician owns in the area. He still owns his long-time home on the 2400 block of S. Superior St., which has been leased out in recent years. That 1,563-square-foot property is assessed at $262,400.
The couple also owns a home in Florida where Annette is licensed as a real estate agent. In Wisconsin she worked for Keller Williams, the same brokerage Schmidt’s group is part of.
Why is he selling? “No comment,” said Zielinski via text message.
The alderman finished out his term as alderman in late April, appearing remotely via video conference from the new home once the pandemic set in.
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