Das Kronenberg is a downtown Madison condominium building with historic roots. Nestled between East Dayton and East Mifflin Streets on North Blount, it is located just six blocks off Madison's Capitol Square. Originally built as the Badger State Shoe Factory in 1910, this six-story exposed brick building is the only condo building we know of in Madison where, in addition to gorgeous panoramic views of both lakes and the capitol dome, residents enjoy access to a full kitchen & half bath from the beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace. Read More...
Unique, Industrial Style Condo W/a Fantastic Downtown Madison Location! Open Floor Plan Boasts Wood Floors, Exposed Brick Walls, Custom Light Fixtures, Spacious Living Area, High Ceilings, Large South Facing Windows & Natural Light Throughout. Kitchen Featu...
Originally founded in Milwaukee by Albert and Henry Atkins in 1893, the Badger State Shoe Factory building was designed by architect Ferdinand Kronenberg in 1910 when it was decided that production would be expanded to Madison from Milwaukee to consolidate manufacturing operations. Significant for its association with turn of the century industrial expansion, the Badger State Shoe Factory was the only large shoe factory in existence in the city of Madison. The building's progressive design included a beautiful brick exterior with understated classical elements and a modern interior with open plan that lent itself well to its later tranformation to apartments in 1989 and eventually converted to 43 condos in 2004. Das Kronenberg was designated a historic landmark by the Madison Landmarks Commission on August 7th, 1989.
Das Kronenberg Building & Amenities
A quiet elevator building with secured key entry and a security system, the historic Das Kronenberg building features 225 expansive double hung 11-foot windows offering plenty of light, as well as exposed brick on unit interiors which adds a great deal of historic charm and character. 1st floor units have lower ceilings and shared laundry (can also be used by anyone in the building who is doing an extra large load of laundry) and units on floors 2-5 offer a different layout that includes 11 foot ceilings and in-unit laundry. Sixth floor units are laid out differently from other floors and are all small 1-bedroom units with the exception of one larger 1-bedroom unit which comes in at 824sf. They also feature 11 foot ceilings. Units come with deeded parking that transfer with a separate parcel number from the units themselves. Some units come with covered parking, others come with surface parking. There is also a special arrangement with the City of Madison for street parking for just $21. Residents who do not have covered parking have access to James Madison Park and its boat house there for small watercraft such as kayaks.
Additional Das Kronenberg building amenities include high-speed Internet access, a fitness room on the first floor with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and cable TV access. The first floor also features a newly remodeled lobby with sitting area, exposed original wood beam, and a newly remodeled overnight guest suite that rents out to guests of Das Kronenberg residents for just $40/night. The guest suite consists of a small room with a bed, kitchen, and bathroom. It is too small to be sold as an actual unit but is ideal for putting up a guest overnight and certainly a great money saver when compared to renting a hotel room. Condo fees include hot water and professional onsite management. The bus stop is located two blocks away.
Das Kronenberg Neighborhood & Lifestyles
Das Kronenberg is a tight-knit condo community where residents gather for coffee/brunch approximately four times a year. Residents also gather for movie nights in the summer, as well as rooftop fireworks on the Fourth of July. Entertaining on the rooftop terrace is a breeze with shared gas grills and lounge chairs, not to mention the full kitchen and bathroom. The terrace can be reserved by residents through Das Kronenberg’s website. Nearby Reynolds Park is a also a popular gathering spot for Das Kronenberg residents for "Picnics in the Park" on Friday evenings. The nearby East Washington Avenue Corridor is springing to life with the addition of The Constellation Building consisting of The Galaxy luxury apartments, Star Bar, Cargo Coffee, Google Workspace, and more. A well-stocked Festival Foods grocery store now serves the neighborhood as well. Nearby East Johnson Street business district is rapidly expanding and changing as well with the addition of fun dive bar & grill The Caribou, Mildred’s sandwich shop, fabulous pizza at Sal's, and wonderful coffee (warning: no decaf!) at Johnson Public House on East Johnson. Award-winning Forequarters restaurant is located down the street from Mildred’s on the corner of East Johnson and South Blount.
Das Kronenberg is a one-of-a-kind downtown Madison condo building. The neighborhood is up-and-coming, vibrant, and rapidly changing. The exposed brick exterior and inside most units, close tight-knit community atmosphere, and views of the capitol dome and both lakes from the rooftop make it a truly special place!