Door County Home for Sale:  12724 Hwy 42

(includes 2 cottages)

NEW LISTING ALERT!  If you follow me in any format, you know I'm a BIG northern Door County girl.  I sell real estate professionally and aggressively up and down the entire Door peninsula, but my heart beats extra-fast when I get a good listing in the areas that I consider "pristine" Door County.

Unincorporated Gills Rock is one of those areas.  Located in the Town of Liberty Grove, this is a commercial fishing village dating back to the 1800s, and you can still purchase smoked fish on the corner of Highway 42 in "downtown" Gills Rock.  This area is also known as Ellison Bay because of its zip code, but it's also all in the Town of Liberty Grove.  Confusing--unless you're a local. 🙂

We are offering an amazing package of a 1900s farmhouse-style home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, as well as 2 seasonal cottages for sale (assessor data shows their dates and 1930 and 1940).  This is like taking a step back in time.  The property has all of the charm of older homes, including a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, custom built-ins and much more.  

12724 Higway 42, Gills Rock/Ellison Bay WI 54210

Door County Farmhouse Style

Also being sold with this charming home are two historic cottages:  Wave Crest, which has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and kitchen/dining/living room, and Ebb Tide, which has an open floor plan, 1 bedroom, 1 bath and a den.  These cottages have different addresses, but are directly below the house.  Together, this is quite a package.

885/885 Highway 42, Gills Rock/Ellison Bay, WI 54210

Door County Cottages For Sale

The most exciting part of all of this is the LOCATION.  This is an exceptional location because there is a NEW WATERFRONT PUBLIC PARK, Mariners Park of Gills Rock, nearly directly across the street from this property (the property itself has seasonal water views, mostly from upstairs and on the front porch).  Plus, the Gills Rock Community Park is across the street from the cottages.  Everone can spend a day on the water at Mariners Park or enoy the playground and volleyball (or soccer/football) at the Gills Rock Park.  It's the best of all words!

We have interior photos coming soon, but if you'd like more information on this Door County listing for sale, please contact me at for more details today!

Door County Home for Sale walk to the water

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Thank you for reading this Door County real estate blog!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and her passion is working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, a mother and a stepmother, loves dogs and serves as a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  MaryKay represents listings throughout the Door County peninsula and also represents many Buyers annually that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.