Tracy Porter and her husband John were newlyweds when they started their company out of an unheated chicken coop behind their house in Wisconsin. That was 1991. Now they have four children and a multimillion-dollar business designing and selling everything from furniture to shoes with the Tracy Porter label.
Until recently, they continued to live and work in Wisconsin, taking many of the photos for their catalogs from their home and surrounding property. But, as Tracy explains in this blog post, she and her family recently moved to Santa Barbara: “We are now happily, excitedly …ocean viewing, sun catching, tide-pool wandering, nature-loving Californians!”
As a result, their Wisconsin house is on the market. Let’s take a peek inside:
I always think it’s interesting to compare real estate photos to ones styled for magazines. Here’s how the kitchen looked when it was featured in Family Circle:
The asking price is $699,900, and the house comes with a little over 11 acres (they sold the surrounding 104 acres last year).
The Great Room as it looked in the Fall ’09 Family Circle article:
The big screened porch has great views of the property surrounding it:
The house has 4,400 square feet and sits near a pond with sand beach:
Any takers? For more photos and information, visit the listing. You can see their current catalog here and follow Tracy’s blog here. 8/5 Update: A reader found the listing for this house on another real estate site that says it has already sold.
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