The most frustrating thing about this super-sized Lincoln Park home is that it was designed and built by an architect who apparently doesn't even like how it looks. "My dream house was always a rectangular, straight-lined house," the owner, Peter Bukowski, told the Wall Street Journal last year. That's not why he put it on the market, though. "Unfortunately, all my income is construction- and real-estate-related," he said. For four years, Bukowski tried to single-handedly prop up the local construction market by building this 8,650-square-foot behemoth. Then, soon after it was finished, he put it on the market. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like anyone else likes how it looks, either. Since 2009, Bukowski has reduced the price by a total of $2.1 million (including this week's $500,000 reduction). The 6BD, 5.5BA home is now priced at $4.15 million. When we wrote about it before, the home was also listed for rent for $20,000 per month. Those listings appear to have vanished.
· Buy or Rent This 8,650-Square-Foot Temple of Excess [Curbed Chicago]
· House of the Day: Chicago Architect Lists Home [WSJ]
· Listing: 2461 North Geneva Terrace [Prudential Rubloff]