Tom & Julie Carr,
the new Brumder Owners
We thank Carol Hirschi for making
the Brumder a beautiful, romantic Inn.
Tom's cell phone: 702/ 808-2242
Tom and Julie Carr of Torrance, California, became the new owners of the Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast in January, 2008.
During the summer of 2007, they came through Milwaukee on a business road trip with the purpose of taking photos for their websites. On their second night in Milwaukee, they stayed as guests at The Brumder Mansion Bed and Breakfast, then owned by Innkeeper, Carol Hirschi. They fell in love with this 1910 Victorian Arts and Crafts mansion, with not only its glorious decor, fabulous woodwork and design, but also saw the possibilities of its ballroom theatre located in the basement! With just some TLC and a little renovating, this licensed theatre could also be used as a concert hall, sound studio or event center, because of its great acoustics.
So it isn't surprising that when Carol put this property and the 1920's home next door up for sale, Tom and Julie took the plunge, and bought both structures, with the goal of expanding their web-business to Milwaukee, as well as learning the ropes of running a bed and breakfast & theatre/event center.
Carol not only sold them the Brumder Mansion & the sister house, but also the Bed and breakfast business located in the mansion itself. This means that she left most of her antiques behind, though the Carrs have bought more antiques and made big improvements in other aspects found in the mansion.
While they still have their home in California, the Carrs have begun staying for longer periods in Milwaukee, finding it hard to leave their homes here!
During 2009, the process of renovating the ballroom theatre area began. The chair risers were removed, revealing a lovely wood flooring. As of August, 2009, the bathroom was redone, wood flooring and new walls were added on the stage, faux painting was accomplished on the walls and the boxes that were built around the working pipes and heater. All the work that is planned will be done by October, and the new concert theatre, and event center will be open to our guests and other interested parties.
Tom and Julie welcome you to the Brumder Mansion, and hope you enjoy your stay with us!