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A Morgan Park Provincial Palace, Campy or Divine?

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The far South Side neighborhood of Morgan Park has its share of ambitious single-family homes, largely from the Roaring 20s. This just-listed goliath, built by Charles D. Faulkner (a local player in large homes and churches) tries to transport you to provincial France. It largely succeeds, with rustic beamed ceilings, lace-y ironwork on the stairway railing and interior gate, and french doors leading to a terrace. There's also the decorative columns, arched passageways, and stained glass. And check the built-in circular dining booth! It's all pretty fun and amusing, until the character almost entirely evaporates on the second floor. Ho-hum never felt so wrong. The bedrooms are of respectable size, but display zero panache. There's one murky pic of a bathroom. Back on the perk side of things, who doesn't enjoy multiple fireplaces, a basement rec room, or library? The ask? $550K.
·Listing: 10721 S Hoyne Ave. [Molloy & Associates]