The monster home variously known as the Wrigley-Offield Mansion or Perry H. Smith House is courting a new Gold Coast tycoon. It could be you! Built in 1886 for Perry H. Smith, inheritor of a railroad fortune, the 10,000-square-foot red brick Romanesque Revival is the design of famed architecture firm Cobb & Frost—responsible for the Potter Palmer castle, Newberry Library, and other heavy-hitters. Architects Hammond Beeby & Babka renovated the home and built a 3,000-square-foot addition and terrace at back with a beautiful turret that successfully mimics the original structure. The Wrigley name attaches to the structure in a roundabout way— a daughter of William Wrigley, Jr's lived here in the early 1900s (Design Slinger has more on that). The home boasts seven beds, seven-and-a-half baths, lush wood paneling, chandeliers, eight fireplaces, and sits one block from the lake. Selling for $5.2M in 2008, the new asking price is $6.9M. Well, what are you waiting for?
·Perry H. Smith House [Design Slinger]