Luxury condominium living in the heart of Downtown Madison


The Loraine was originally conceived as a 250-room hotel in 1922 by Milwaukee hotelier Walter Schroeder. Architect Herbert Tullgren designed the Tudor Revival structure and construction was completed in June, 1924. Hotel Loraine (named after Mr. Schroeder’s niece who died during construction) was so popular that a 100-room addition was completed one year later. 

The new millennium brought new life to The Loraine. The building was designated a national landmark due to its history, location and architectural significance. Furthermore, this gem has been carefully restored and masterfully renovated back to residential use as luxury condominiums. 




More than just housing


The Loraine is more than just a housing complex – it's a community, and with any good community comes amenities!



Grand Lobby

Main Level 

The Grand Lobby welcomes residents home.  This is home to resident mailboxes as well as the parcel delivery room that also houses the head of building maintenance, C.A. Anderson's desk.


Crystal Courtyard

Located on 3rd floor

Residents at The Loraine enjoy use of the Crystal Courtyard, a 4,500 sq. ft private outdoor courtyard equipped with Wolf grilling station beautiful landscaping.  Available for rent for no charge to building residents.  


Community Room

Located on 3rd floor off courtyard

The community room serves as an extension of the Crystal Courtyard and can be enjoyed anytime.  The space works great for staging food for outdoor gatherings or small, informal gatherings during inclement weather.


Coffee Shop

Barriques coffee Trader

Residents enjoy backdoor access to the coffee shop.  During business hours residents can utilize a resident only door on 1st floor to the mezzanine level of the coffee shop which means they can get their morning coffee without ever going outside in the morning.  

Live it up in Downtown Madison


Located in the heart of downtown Madison, the Loraine enjoys unparalleled access to local museums, theaters, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, historical sights, as well as Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. Consistently ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for families, retirees, young professionals, bicyclists, and outdoors enthusiasts, the Isthmus is the ideal home base from which to explore and enjoy countless activities, such as:

  • Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Monona Terrace
  • Dane County Farmers Market
  • Award-winning Capitol Square restaurants, including L'Etoile, Graze, and Cooper's Tavern
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Madison Opera, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Ballet
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Madison Children's Museum
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Majestic Theater
  • Dozens of shops and restaurants on State Street

And much more.