Chicago doesn't count itself among the hot zones for Mediterranean architecture. A Spanish Colonial will always turn heads no matter the size. But the novelty factor doesn't necessarily translate to desirability. Take this frilly monster in Beverly, for instance. The neighborhood has tolerated its presence for 89 years, but the market has been rather unkind. We're not sure why the owner thought they'd score a 71% markup over the June 2004 sale price of $405K, but the ask has gradually fallen back to earth. It's now at $599,900. A look inside reveals a home in fine condition, but with a perfect repellant in wallpaper and decor. The stats ain't half bad: three bedrooms; three-and-a-half baths; sun room; two balconies; landscaped yard w/ brick patio; and, new doors, windows, and mechanicals.
·Listing: 8929 Hamilton Ave. [Prudential]