Tim & Christie Graupmann have owned the Gilbert Mansion for the past 23 years. Ever since her childhood days growing up in the neighborhood, it was always Christie's dream to live in the huge white house on the hill at 719 NW First Avenue. Her dream came true when her husband purchased it for her in 2000. Years of blood, sweat and tears have gone into restoration work and finding all the period antique furnishings to bring the home back to its original splendor. The Graupmanns raised their six children in the home and after all of them had left the nest, the home was opened for tours in 2014. Now they have decided to embark on a new adventure and have opened the mansion as a B&B so others will be able to get a taste of how the Gilbert family lived.
"We consider it our honor and privilege to have been the caretakers of this beautiful place for the past 23 years."