Okay, we know what you're thinking... Damn, this place sure is covered in a lot of ivy, so much so that it makes the outfield walls at Wrigley look kinda barren. And buried underneath it all is a palatial 35-room, 10,000-square foot home built in 1896 for Frederick Winston of the Winston & Strawn law firm. Normally, we'd expect a manse of such generous proportions to be divvied up into condos like the nearby Playboy Mansion, for example. But this sucker has been put on the market as a single family home and is listed at $9.95M, just $400K less than the similarly-sized Dewes House over in Lincoln Park. So what does she come equipped with? A brick patio, three decks, 14 bedrooms, 10 baths, 10 fireplaces, and, of course, lots and lots of ivy. The listing would have us believe this joint is "one of the most coveted properties on the Gold Coast." It might just be on to something.
·Listing: 1508 N State [Prudential Rubloff]