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Buyer Commits $251K To Oak Park Castle Fixer-Upper

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An undertaking sure to ward off weekend warriors, the sobering rehab that this faux castle residence demands ensured both a serious buyer and a low sale price. Despite the big upside potential of such a maniacal lair in the heart of historic Oak Park, we hadn't figured on it selling so quickly. When we wrote up the listing in mid-April, the 3/3 home on a huge 50' x 160' lot had just hit the market for $325K. The sale closed yesterday for $251,480. The turreted abode also has a clay tile roof, vaulted spaces, art glass, fireplaces, and a library, all weathered and/or vandalized to some degree. Big props to the buyer. You can count us among the faint of heart.
·Listing: 1138 N Kenilworth Ave. [RE/MAX]
·Bizarro Oak Park Lair Complete with Turret Needs Some TLC [Curbed]