The Prospect Mansion & Gallery

The Prospect Mansion and Gallery is centrally located in the heart of Milwaukee’s arts and entertainment district. Just steps away Milwaukee’s lakefront, restaurants, bars and shops. With 6 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths, the home comfortably accommodates groups of all sizes, including small weddings. The main floor is set to entertain with a grand foyer that spills into a living room, study, and large dining room. You can also buy a painting from local artist Anton Carter right off the walls!

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.

In addition to what was described above – the main floor also includes a newly updated, fully stocked kitchen with 2 butlers pantries. One half bath and one bedroom complete the first floor.

The second floor has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

Please note that though you will have your own dedicated unit, this is a duplex. This listing is for floors 1 & 2. We also have another unit that is accessed via an external stairway on floors 3 & 4. Parking behind the home will be shared with this unit as well.


  1. 1 bed: 1 double bed
  2. 1 bed: 1 queen bed
  3. 1 bed: 1 king bed
  4. 1 bed: 1 king bed
  5. 2 bed: 1 queen, 1 single bed
  6. 2 bed: 1 queen, 1 single 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.