Welcome to the apartments located at 108 Scott Street in Ripon. These apartments underwent a renovation by Ripon developers Tom and Debbie Rogers in 2017. The renovation included an update to the retail area on the lower level and converted several smaller apartments upstairs to three larger apartments. The renovation was awarded the Best Upper Floor Development – Residential at the Wisconsin Main Street Awards in May of 2018. These unique apartments allow for the individual décor favored by the tenants while the updated common space features a glass block landing on the staircase. The lower retail space currently features Brinkley’s Boutique. The building dates back to 1875 and has been the home to businesses such as Lockwood Photography, IGA Grocery, the First National Bank, and local watering holes Flatops, Timmons Corner, and Suds on the Square. We hope you enjoy your time as you visit these great apartments in Downtown Ripon.
Vince and Ashley King would like you to invite you to their home located at 535 Russell Drive in Ripon. This Cape Cod design home was built in 1993 after previous owner Jack King found the home layout in a Milwaukee Tour. Vince and Ashley moved into the home in 2015 and have done only small updates. The chose to remove a prairie that was located of that lot and created a playground area for their children. One decoration that the King’s use each year is the family Christmas tree which was used by the previous owners and Ashley’s parents used as well. In additional the family likes to display Christmas Villages that are selected by the family and to have each child decorate their own tree for their room and each day during December they make an ornament to go on it.
Dan and Anne Niederkorn purchased their 150-year-old traditional style home at 502 Ransom Street in December 2006, but they didn’t move in until June 2007 when the complete remodel was finished. Dr. Everhard, Ripon’s first “horse and buggy” doctor, built the home and the original garage that housed his shop. At one point in its history, the home housed the Ripon College ROTC program.
The wonderful potential and character of the home is what drew the Niederkorn’s eye. They loved the crown molding, hardwood floors, large bedrooms and original butler’s pantry. The sun-porch was inviting with its large south facing windows, and the amount of closet space for such an old home won them over. The idea of living in a historic district within walking distance to downtown was also appealing.
The entire house has been remodeled right down to the studs so insulation could be added. However, they retained the historic look of the house while adding modern amenities. All of the wood floors are original, including the birdseye maple floor in the living room. The fireplace was originally coal burning, noted by the little trap door next to it, but has since been converted to gas. The unique butler’s pantry was completely refinished by Dan, giving the family much needed kitchen storage. Also worth noting is the unique custom wooden ceiling in the kitchen. There are two staircases; a main staircase as one enters the house and another that leads off the kitchen and goes into the former maid’s quarters. When they remodeled, they discovered an old bell system in the master bedroom that was once used to signal for the maid. The original maid’s quarters has been converted into a luxurious master bath that also opens into two large custom master closets.
Rafael & Kate Salas would like you to invite you to their home located at 627 Lincoln Street in Ripon. This Foursquare home with elements of Queen Anne was built in 1903. The home’s design features an economical turn of the century foursquare design with new porches and new bathroom installed on second floor. Two rooms are fully dedicated to making art – a studio on the second floor and ceramic production studio in the basement. The home features a significant collection of original artwork and furniture by contemporary regional and nationally exhibited artists. Rooms are curated to highlight these artworks and to reveal the pleasure of experiencing them in a domestic setting. Design elements such as chandeliers, lighting and unique shelving also complement our collection. The home is an artist’s home highlighting the importance of living with and appreciating art and the making of it.