The sordid affairs surrounding the market listing of this gaudy Bridgeport mansion have surely gone some distance in thwarting a sale. After comedian George Willborn and his wife were allegedly denied the home based on race, a $100M discrimination suit was lodged against owners Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia and real estate agent Jeffrey Lowe. A partial settlement was reached last November, and the listing has come and gone with a few different brokerages at the helm. Now with Jameson Sotheby's, the asking price remains where it was back in the spring: $1.65M. The spare and lonely environs include five whopping bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a really excessive amount of inset lighting, vaulted ceilings, basement bar and family room, sauna, home theater, and interior balconies (which suck when so gratuitous). The 8,000-sqaure-foot home is crammed into an urban corner lot, with not much more than a paver patio left for outdoor space. Now that the smoke is clearing from the high-publicity lawsuit, will this aesthetic atrocity find a sympathetic buyer?
·Listing: 3300 S Normal Ave. [Jameson Sotheby's]
·For the Discriminating Buyer: HUD Suit Home Returns to Market [Curbed Chicago]