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Beautiful Hyde Park Home has "Great Bones", "Needs Updating"

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Virtually embedded in the University of Chicago campus, this majestic brick house is the work of prolific early 20th century architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. The interiors of this six-bedroom home bear English cottage influences. Encountering places like this feels kind of like scoring a major archeological find. There's much to gush over here, all of it old. Old stained woodwork, old fireplaces, old beamed ceilings, old staircases, etc. That could explain the call for updating. We gotta say, we like it the way it is, apart from the raw backyard. If you're thinking garage, that's a definite possibility, but the driveway already accommodates three cars so preserving the enormity of the yard might not be such a bad plan. New-to-market, this 3,478-square-foot time capsule is asking $995K.
·Listing: 5533 S University Ave. [Urban Search]