Last year, the Magerstadt House in Kenwood, designed by Prairie style architect George Maher, sold before it ever hit the market. Will the current owners have the same kind of luck? The historic home is located in the 4900 block of South Greenwood, about a block north of President Obama's home. According to Dennis Rodkin's Chicago mag writeup from last year, the previous owners bought the place for $850,000 in 1998, and gave it a pretty extensive renovation. The listing photos aren't very impressive, but the hundred-year-old home looks ship-shape. And a bit of interesting trivia: The house is also known as the "Poppy House," because of a poppy flower motif that appears in the home's stained-glass windows, exterior stone carvings, iron gate, and even the mosaic above the fireplace. The 6,500-square-foot home sold for $2.325 million last year, and it's now priced at $2.5 million.
· Listing: 4930 S. Greenwood Ave. [MetroPro]
· Kenwood's Magerstadt House Sells Without Going On Sale [Deal Estate]