The Doulton, a spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment home with a den,

The Doulton

“The best thing about the apartment home is also its only drawback,” said Bill Eason, marketing director at Eastcastle, a retirement community located in Milwaukee’s historic Water Tower neighborhood. “it’s completely unique. There are only a few apartments with a similar floor plan in our Historic Building, and certainly one of the finest retirement community apartment homes in the city. So, whoever gets it, will have an apartment that’s distinctive, and in addition to offering great charm, boasts historical significance. The downside is that this is it. There’s only one lucky individual or couple that will be able to claim this gem as their home.”

The Doulton is a spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment home with a den, and features original woodwork, built-in leaded glass bookcases, and decorative fireplace. This historic residence has large windows that overlook Downer Avenue and Lake Drive from the living room, and Eastcastle Place’s beautiful courtyard and gazebo from the bedroom. The fully-equipped kitchen features granite countertops, a built-in desk and the space for a kitchen table. The apartment has its own washer and dryer, and residency includes utilities, basic cable, Wi-Fi, 24-hour emergency service, fine dining service, linen and housekeeping, and more. Pets are welcome.

The original Historic Building at Eastcastle Place was designed by renowned Milwaukee architects Henry Koch and Herman Esser in 1892. The Victorian Gothic edifice maintains many of its original features including a staircase with Cyril Colnik metalwork and Tiffany memorial stained glass windows. Koch also designed Milwaukee’s City Hall as well as buildings for the University of Wisconsin.

“We only have a total of 23 apartments and 8 floor plans in the Historic Building, and they’re all a bit unique,” said Eason. “The gorgeous features of the Doulton are really in a class of their own. You can’t help but fall in love with it.”

“When the Doulton is sold,” Eason said, “prospective buyers are welcome to look at Eastcastle Place’s other apartments, or sign up for The Thomas Tradition, our wait list program. This not only offers priority selection of an apartment, but also invites members to dine with us while providing access to special programs and events, including our fitness and aquatics center.”

Eastcastle Place is a Life Plan Community located on Milwaukee’s vibrant East Side. Eastcastle Place offers independent living, promoting an active and engaging lifestyle for seniors. The Health Center at Eastcastle Place offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, thus providing complete continuing care for seniors. Eastcastle Place is managed by Life Care Services®. For additional information call 414-219-1398 or visit