The brittle Victorian built by beer baron Frederick Wacker for son Charles has a buyer for $1.522M. The three-bed grew out of the Great Fire's north burn zone in 1876 and is a neighbor to Frederick's pad at 1838 N Lincoln Park West. Recipient of a thorough restoration, the property still boasts an original staircase, moldings, shutters, and Tiffany stained glass. Another aesthetic was brought to the kitchen, master suite, finished basement, and overall lighting design— let's call it "West Elm". Charles H. Wacker put a bigger stamp on Chicago's development and our public realm than anyone of his day beyond Daniel Burnham. It's pretty great that his house is still kicking.
·Listing: 1836 N Lincoln Park West [Hudson Parker Realty]
·Restored Charles Wacker House Asks Twice Its '08 Sale Price [Curbed Chicago]
·Charles H. Wacker Houses [Design Slinger]