Sick of looking at all those generic-looking brick condo developments that have come to dominate many North Side thoroughfares in recent years? The Meeker Mansion at 3030 N. Lake Shore Dr. offers an attractive antidote. Built in 1913 for industrialist Arthur Meeker, the 16,000 square-foot mansion was later occupied by a group of nuns and hospice workers, according to a 2008 Deal Estate column. At that time, the place was being marketed as a single-family home, for $4.5 million. Then, Ranquist Development stepped in and did what they do best, rehabbing the place and dividing it into four very modern duplexes. The first three have all sold, but unit 202, a 2,964 square-foot 4BD, 3.5BA duplex with about 1,000 square feet of outdoor space is still on the market for an asking price of $1.77 million. Is it surprising that this place hasn't sold yet? "That's the market," says listing agent Emily Sachs Wong with a tone of resignation.
· Listing: 3030 N Lake Shore Dr #202 [Redfin]
· Housing Bulletin—Lake View’s Meeker Mansion [Chicago magazine]