By the time 2024 is rung in, the 1916-7 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bogk House in Milwaukee, 2420 N. Terrace Ave., should have a new owner.
According to Realtor Melissa LeGrand of LeGrand Real Estate / Christie’s International Real Estate, the home drew three offers in its first week on the market.
It is now under contract – along with its furnishings for an undisclosed price – and, LeGrand added, the sale will close at the end of December.
The home, which was built for politician and businessman Frederick Bogk and has had only a few owners in its more than century of life, was listed for sale in September.
The East Side house was listed for $1.5 million, with the furnishings offered separately, as a unit, before they were to be offered through Christie’s auction house for an expected result “around $900,000.”
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.