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Bordering the U of C quad in ye olde Hyde Park, the R.I. Rubinkam House wears its excesses rather publicly. For starters, it has a good 15' on most of the nearby single fams. And massing is a whole 'nuther story. The heavy brick facade, bowed-out window bays, and mansard roof make the home seem more like a consulate or austere university building than a residence. Designed by Asbury Buckley in 1892, the home features eight bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, stained glass, restored handcrafted woodwork, a library, a huge finished attic with fitness room, and a new back porch. The listing states the home is 90% complete. Hopefully they haven't left the worst 10% for the buyer. Asking $1.95M, remarkably, the price hasn't budged since listing nearly two years ago.
·Listing: 5635 S University Ave. [Curbed Marketplace]