Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Former site of extensive estate sale dubbed the 'house of hoarders' on Little Muskego Lake has been sold, leveled
About nine months ago, hundreds of treasure-seekers walked through the home on Richdorf Drive in Muskego as an estate sale was held over four days to help move the stacked contents inside. However, last week marked the last days that the brick home would stand. The home was listed at $350,000 but no record of sale was found on the property. However, crews were on site to level the home, brick by brick and burn the remaining structure. The lake home was in disrepair for many years, according to neighbors, and only the death of the owner Bob Sochurek in April, who had lived with his brother Don in the home their parents built in 1954, allowed for the sale of its contents.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Muskego home that was the focus of many a collector has been cleared out and is ready to be sold...what value would you give the property?
A 'for sale' sign is now up on the front lawn of the home on Richdorf Drive in Muskego that earned the dubious title of 'house of hoarders' because of the massive amounts of, well, stuff it held. Shorewest Realty is listing the property, which was built in 1954 on Little Muskego Lake, for $350,000. The property does offer 43 feet of lake frontage, which for some can be reason enough to consider it, but as the website states, "the home is in need of repairs and improvements." Two brothers, Bob and Don Sochurek, had lived in the home ever since their parents had built the property in 1954, and after Bob had died earlier this year, the property had to undergo a major de-cluttering to remove debris first, and then decades of items, including …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Lake home built in 1954 was filled to the rafters of collected items in what some feel is the largest case of hoarding in years.
The treasure hunters began camping out at 6:30 a.m. Monday to get the first dibs on a houseful of items, collected by two brothers over decades and kept for who knows what purpose. The lake home located on Richdorf Drive in Muskego was in disrepair for many years, say neighbors, and only the recent passing of the owner Bob Sochurek, who lived with his brother Don in the home their parents built in 1954, allowed for the sale of its contents. Tom Ewart, owner of Open House Estate Sales, said the collection was varied and reflected the family's electronics business. Interest in the sale, which could be the largest of its kind in the state, is based on human nature and people's love of the past. "Really, anything nostalgic sells,"Ewart said. "…