$1M • 3 beds • 3 baths
The Hugh Jones mansion was built in 1898 by the area's best craftsmen using the finest materials around. This impressive home lies in the small, but distinctive, historic district in the City of Dodgeville, very close to Wisconsins oldest courthouse and everything the downtown area has to offer. Built for both style and function, nearly 120 years later this home has demonstrated its longevity, and the Queen Anne style has stood the test of time.
One step into the foyer proves that the interior is just as carefully crafted as the ornate exterior of the home. A dramatic staircase leads to four large bedrooms upstairs, each with a walk-in closet, and two full baths: one completely updated with gorgeous tile and a walk-in shower, and the other with a jetted tub. All ceilings on the main level tower at over nine feet, and the solid 12-panel interior doors are indicative of the craftsmanship throughout. Though countless updates have been made to keep up-to-date with building codes and the modern lifestyle, many original details still grace the home today. The original hardwood floors still gleam and the parquet floors with intricate inlays still welcome visitors in the foyer. Ornate leaded-glass detail accentuates windows in the living room, foyer, and front door. The hand-carved mantle still rests above the original wood-burning fireplace adorned with tile hand-chosen for this home in Italy.
French doors open the living room to the front parlor, and functional pocket doors connect the living room and dining room for a seamless entertaining space. A two-story turret runs along the front of the home, in both the parlor and the master bedroom upstairs. A back staircase is tucked away off the dining room, another rare relic of the era. The kitchen is updated with Corian countertops and stainless appliances, though its charming tin ceiling remains. In addition to updates to electrical and plumbing service, most of the old wallpaper has been removed (up to seven layers in some rooms!) and replaced with an attractive color palette. The home has been updated to heat with natural gas, though a room remains in the full basement formerly used to house coal.
A fun update to the basement is the wine cellar, perfect for storing those treasures out of the way, while Bilco doors keep them easily accessible for entertaining on the patio! The basement has plenty of extra space to store all your outdoor furniture in the winter, and have tons of room left for crafts or woodworking! There is so much space in this home that it is easy to forget about the massive walk up attic! Many, many generations of memorabilia could live in this attic. If the next owner somehow needed more space, the attic could perhaps be developed into a conditioned space.
Outside, the property sits on a double lot, with nearly a half acre of mature trees and perennials. There is a covered porch at every entrance, all four of them! The backyard has a brick patio with gazebo and easy access to the kitchen for alfresco dinners. There is currently a one car detached garage, but the yard has plenty of space to build a bigger garage. Many people have asked about this stately home over the years. This is your chance to own a little piece of history in Dodgeville. There is so much here to discover! Call Torre at 608-574-6627 or Natalie at 608-609-2027 today to see this home for yourself!
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