Half-obscured by foliage, this Georgian home on the fringes of the U of C campus loves to play coy with passersby. Back on the market for the first time since '99 when it sold for $558K, it's now asking the oh-so-slightly more substantial sum of $2.19M. And that's not only after a decade or so of appreciation, but also a ton of sweat equity in the form of a complete interior redesign of the 130-year old home by architect Michael Rosen. Once inside, we're immediately greeted by an illuminated central staircase that's at once easy to love and hard to ignore. But what really drew us in was the roomy solarium overlooking the backyard gardens, a supreme spot for getting your relax on. The generously proportioned 5,300-square foot home also throws in a chef's kitchen with granite and SS-apps. And even though the place manages a ton of greenspace, you'll still have Jackson Park nearby for your meandering pleasures.
·Listing: 5710 S Dorchester [MetroPro Realty LLC]