The mansion built for planetarium founder Max Adler in 1914 has just hit the market in Kenwood. Architect Arthur Heun cobbled together the nearly 12,000-square-foot delicacy, bearing the marks of considerable wealth: hardwood paneling; ornate leaded windows; library; sun room; sitting room; maid room (they said it, not us); seven full baths (a ton, then or now); several fireplaces; and English gardens. The 18-room home occupies a 0.8-acre lot at Greenwood & 49th, which gives the property the distinction of dominance in dwelling and lot size. Kenwood has an impressive store of past homes of philanthropic city builders, including the neighboring Julius Rosenwald home (Sears chief and Museum of Science & Industry donor). Offered for the first time in a long time, with an estimated $3M in renovations, the Adler Mansion is asking $4.9M.
·Listing: 4939 S Greenwood Ave. [@properties]
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