Friday, December 2, 2011
John Randal McDonald - 2580 North 100th Street, Wauwatosa
2580 North 100th Street, Wauwatosa
This is a John Randal McDonald house (called Longbow) originally built in 1951 for a wealthy businessman Gilbert Diehl believed to be associated with the Mayfair Mall development area. It was one of several houses the business owned throughout the country. It was subsequently purchased by neurologist with a large family. The family is now selling the property.
Beside the expansive glass nearly grasping as the forest, it features a private pond that used to be stocked with goldfish. The property overlooks the beautiful Menomonee River Parkway on a dead end street adjacent to Blue Mounds Country Club.
Interestingly, the two houses further north on the street used to exist another John Randal McDonald house formerly owned by Kareem Abul Jabar. However, that house was demolished as some point for a nice comtemporary home.