Want to live in one of the most unique residential buildings in Chicago? With its arched 'keyhole' windows, stained glass and ornamental detailing, the Mantonya Flats is one of the more eye-catching small buildings in the city. A couple of months ago, Designslinger shared some of the building's history, noting that it was built in 1887 by builder Lucius B. Mantonya,and architect Curd H. Gottig, and that it may have originally served as a single-family home. By the 1950s, the Mantonya, like much of the Gold Coast, was in pretty rough shape, and it was later coated in a layer of battleship grey paint. Much of the exterior has since been restored, and the building now serves as a high-end three-flat. The first-floor unit, a 2,800-square-foot, 3BD, 2.5BA, has been on the market since May, and after a couple of price reductions, it's now listed at $899,000.
· Lucius B. Mantonya Flats [Designslinger]
· Listing: 1325 N. Dearborn St. #1 [Prudential Rubloff]