The Lincoln Park rowhouse with double-decker gardens and award winning architecture built for Chicago's first mayor, William B. Ogden, at the most inopportune time—his death—is still posted for sale two-and-a-half years after listing for $900K. To be exact, the home has bounced on and off the market a few times during this span but we're still shocked and mortified at the absence of a buyer. We have our reasons, beginning with the rambunctious outdoor space consisting of walled-in gardens and overhanging terraces that close ranks around a tree. All the money in the world doesn't buy visionary spaces like this. The reconstructed eco-friendly home was given a KEY Award by Chicago Home Builders and has great interiors too— parquet floors, high ceilings, chandeliers, fireplaces, renewable materials, and a master suite with attached greenhouse opening to the outdoor catwalk level. The asking price has held at $1.075M since early 2012, a sane price point for 3,350-square-feet of historic property.
·Listing: 919 W Wisconsin St. [Prudential Rubloff]
·Rowhouse With Ties to William Ogden Now Asking $1.079M [Curbed Chicago]