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Alschuler-Designed Kenwood Behemoth Nabs $1.82M

A 6,000-square-foot progeny of classical architect Alfred S. Alschuler has sold for $1.82M in historic South Kenwood. Curbed gravitates to these listing triumphs, as readers well know, because there's a finite stock of restored and relevant vintage homes commanding big bucks on the South Side and no shortage of skeptics as to the market vitality of places like Kenwood, Oakland, and Bronzeville. An extra incentive comes in when known architects are implicated in the design of many of these listed mansions and mini-mansions. Alschuler's 1897 six-bed at 4921 S Ellis Avenue is remarkable for its quantity of original details—stained glass; fireplaces; wood paneling; chandeliers; and pocket doors. The property is also endowed with a very large landscaped backyard w/ paver patio. The sale closed $530K below May's asking price, but anything approaching $2M still makes noise in the high 40s.
·Listing: 4921 S Ellis Ave. [Urban Search]
·Alfred S. Alschuler-Designed Classic Re-Lists for $2.35M [Curbed Chicago]