The Palace of Versailles in Wisconsin? Oui! And It Could Be Yours for Less Than $5 Million

If you dream of living like Marie-Antoinette, but in the Midwest, a charity auction of a unique mansion is your chance.

The lawns of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

Have you ever wanted to live like royalty—perhaps Marie-Antoinette or Louis XVI—but without leaving the comfy environs of the American Midwest? Now you can. A 9,265-square-foot Wisconsin mansion inspired by the Palace of Versailles is headed to auction on October 28, after having been on the market for a year, listed at $4.93 million.

Visitors in the hall of mirrors at the reopening of Chateau de Versailles on May 19, 2021 in Versailles, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Visitors in the hall of mirrors at the reopening of Chateau de Versailles on May 19, 2021 in Versailles, France. Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images.

The 106-acre property in Mukwonago—a wig’s throw from Milwaukee—is known as Greenwald Manor. Never mind that it sits about 4,000 miles from the actual gilded compound, one of the most visited sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The suburban chateau is popular in these parts.

The foyer of Glenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

The foyer of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

In keeping with Versailles, as you enter you’re greeted by ornate fresco ceilings that lead you to an opulent foyer with a grand piano and crystal chandelier. Windows spanning four levels provide an abundance of natural light.

A bedroom of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

A bedroom of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

Each of the three bedrooms offers a regal decor, such as a ceiling embossed with family photos, perhaps in homage to Marie-Antoinette’s private boudoir at Versailles, where the queen would play with her children and received friends.

A bedroom of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

Another bedroom of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

The property is surrounded by manicured lawns and hedges, much like the gardens of Versailles, complete with statuary, fountains, and a gazebo. Other amenities include a gilded elevator and an “eagle’s nest” at the top of the home that overlooks the grounds. 

The living room of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

The living room of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

Featuring four lakes and numerous parks, plus the distinction of hosting Wisconsin’s oldest nine-hole golf course, Mukwonago is offers the idyllic suburban lifestyle—with the addition of one very unique modern palace.

View of the lawns of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

View of the lawns of Greenwald Manor. Courtesy of DeCaro Auctions.

On October 28, Greenwald Manor will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve, meaning there is no minimum price. All proceeds will go toward the Greenwald Family Foundation, a charitable organization that supports arts and culture in the community, such as the high school’s performing arts center, which is named after the foundation.

 

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