Historic houses aren't for everyone, but if you're a fan of the extraordinarily-ornate Queen Anne style, you probably won't do much better than this in Chicago. The home was given Landmark designation in 2008, and Dennis Rodkin visited it for his Deal Estate column (click through to see his video) when it hit the market in July, highlighting the elaborate wood spindle-work, art glass windows and other period features that have been maintained and restored. According to Rodkin, the home was converted to a two-flat at some point in the mid-20th century, so half of the staircase had to be rebuilt (although you can hardly tell the difference). A large addition, including a modern kitchen and sun room, was added in the '80s, bringing the floor space up to 4,560 square feet. And, because it sits on a 65' x 156' lot, there's a large backyard. When it was listed in July, the home was priced at $1.049 million, and yesterday it returned to the market at $899,000.
· The Queen of Old Irving Park [Deal Estate]
· Listing: 3926 North Keeler Avenue [Realtor.com]