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Beverly's Horton Mansion Claims More Than a Half-Acre of Urban Land

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What's a 9,200-square-foot mansion if it isn't framed properly? Thankfully, the Horton Mansion in Beverly has a broad green buffer on all sides. Built by architect John T.Long for Chicago Bridge & Iron founder Horace E. Horton, this is surely one of the most sensational Colonial Revivals anywhere. The grand room sizes, chandeliers, columns, and ornate woodwork carry it far, but the wallpapering really drives it home. Almost garish, it settles on cartoonish— particularly the foyer's curtain print. The seven-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath palace reserves space for a library, sun room, rec room, and two bonus rooms. The new owners will have their work cut out for them in rivaling the eccentric furnishings— you won't land a sleigh chair at Ikea. The ask? $1.1M. Try replicating that on the North Side.
·Listing: 10200 S Longwood Drive [Jameson Sotheby's]