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Razor-Sharp Angular Contempo Gets $690K, Well Below List

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It could've been the weight of $19K in taxes, or the home's proximity to shopping center parking lot that held the asking price in check on this monument to angular architecture. We sang its praises in late February, after the property re-listed for $759K (it had been as high as $800K going back to June 2011). The sale finally closed last week for $690K. The four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath Lake View home has a beefy 3,800-square-feet. But those sharp turns and ceiling protrusions render the home fairly romp-resistant. We've been digging on the sculptural floating stairs and harp-shaped glass block windows for some time now. And the marble master bath, five decks (off each bedroom + garage-top), and vaulted ceilings are the other attributes that make you think: gee, this house seems underpriced. Then again, for its deficits, it was probably priced just right.
·Listing: 1523 W Barry Ave. [Jameson Sotheby's]
·Contender for City's Most Angular Home Asking $759K [Curbed Chicago]