It's apt that this beefy 4/4 home sports a Hollywood Avenue address — the place looks like a decommissioned set for Gone With The Wind or Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Entering through a two-story turret, the visitor is greeted by a bridal staircase and an 18-foot-high great room with Gilded Age decor — from tall curtained windows to the beastly stone fireplace and vintage furniture. The place is an aberration for West Rogers Park, that's for sure. Whatever its claim to historical and architectural significance, the ceiling frescoes, arched doorways, wood-paneled lounge, tiled period bathrooms, and numerous chandeliers compose a flourish all their own. The outliers — though not in lavishness — would have to be the backyard's waterfall and koi pond and the ghastly basement den with stone-print wallpaper and a hearth fireplace. Still, the kitchen is the only space that really drops the ball. New to market, the asking price is $999,900.
·Listing: 3007 W Hollywood Ave. [Coldwell Banker]