Thirty-five hundred square feet isn't colossal by today's standards, but this Hyde Park 5-bed's imposing stature lets it outstrip actual measurements. A sort of Prairie-Tudor hybrid, the house was built in 1906 and hugs the edge of the University of Chicago campus. While having undergone considerable modernization, a "wealth of period detail" has been preserved, including Roman brick fireplaces, oak and birch woodwork, and long prairie-style window banks. We also count an enclosed porch, study, deck, and large patio/backyard. Selling at or near the market's bottom two years ago for $1.3M, the new owners are looking to turn a healthy profit with a $1.55M initial ask. Will they succeed, nobody knows.
·Listing: 1201 E 56th Street [Urban Search]