The father of the skyscraper, William Le Baron Jenney, was more oriented toward the commercial but that doesn't mean he didn't dabble in single family homes. Known primarily for the Home Insurance Building—the world's first steel-framed skyscraper—he also has survivors in the Loop's Ludington and Manhattan buildings. But this here is, well, nothing for the record books but still a very fine 19th century house. Sitting on the edge of Graceland Cemetery in Uptown, this 2,300-square-foot 4-bed has an impressively steep roofline with Tudor elements. The interiors are soaked in period details, particularly evident in the original fireplaces, floors, and mill work. The upper level has an enormously quirky office space and a second living room, which we can envision as a fifth bedroom. The kitchen is the one nebulous zone, seemingly lost in the 50s. New-to-market, the initial ask is $700K. Oh, and did we mention it belongs to the National Register of Historic Places?
·Listing: 4052 N Kenmore Ave. [Dream Town]