Prospect Loft

The Prospect Loft is centrally located in the heart of Milwaukee’s arts and entertainment district. Just steps away from some of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants, bars and shops. With 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, the home comfortably accommodates groups of all sizes. The main floor is set to entertain with an open concept kitchen, dining and living area. The warm and rustic cabin vibe will make you feel at home right in the heart of the city.

The space

Truly a beautifully preserved piece of Milwaukee’s history!

Just a short walk to Milwaukee’s lakefront. Allowing easy access to the cities parks, Summerfest grounds and lakefront activities.

The main floor (floor 3 of the home) includes the kitchen/dining/living areas as well as 2 bedrooms and the 2 bathrooms.

The upper floor (floor 4 of the home) is a loft and is open to the below floor. It has 2 bedroom areas but does not have closed doors to either room.

Please note that though you will have your own dedicated unit, this is a duplex. This listing is for the upper unit – floors 3 & 4. We also have another unit that is the lower unit accessed via the main entrance and a rear entrance. Parking behind the home will be shared with this unit as well.


  1. 1 bed: 1 king bed
  2. 3 bed: 1 king, 2 queen beds
  3. 2 bed: 1 queen, 1 double bed
  4. 2 bed: 1 queen, 1 double bed

Guest access

We will provide a door code the morning of check-in.

Other things to note

History of the home: The Willard Merrill House was built in 1889.

The residence is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has a unique history, and was used for a variety of purposes in the past. Mr. Merrill, who ordered the construction of the home, was a Wisconsin legislator and Vice President at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company. He moved to Milwaukee from Rome and paid $7,000 for the construction. Later, it housed The Association of Catholic Women and was used as their clubhouse and offices. The home was most recently owned by Leon Travanti, a retired UWM art professor, who is well-known locally for his Circus Parade posters.