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On the Block: Eight-Bedroom Goliath Mere Steps From Beach

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Living by the lake is definitely not rare in Chicago. Living in a mini-mansion by the lake is a little more noteworthy. Cue this eight-bed, four-and-a-half-bath Rogers Park home in the desirable block between Sheridan and the water. Just four doors in from quaint Hartigan beach, the neighborhood does at least a little to tamp down what could be an astronomical price. First listing for $1.495M exactly one year ago, a few deep slashes have the ask down to six figures— $999,999. We suppose you can pick on the interiors a bit. Plank flooring lends character to some rooms while carpet and linoleum destroy others. And the kitchen... well, it sorta feels like an afterthought. Still, the 1908 structure has some architecturally interesting moments, like the elegant enclosed porches on the first and third floors and the beamed ceiling in at least one room. Check it out while you can, Tuesday's $200K price cut is bound to draw attention.
·Listing: 1052 W Albion Ave. [Baird & Warner]