Surrounding yourself by nature while clinging to urban amenities is an unbeatable balance. Why then has this palatial English-style home in leafy Beverly felt the need to cut down its asking price at every turn? Maybe the lack of furniture is lending the property in a worn and impersonal feel. Its vintage assets appear dusty and forlorn in this context, even though they're not. The 3,000 square-footer boasts five bedrooms, five baths, original 1920s hardwoods, a fireplace, sunroom, eat-in kitchen with new appliances, and a rec room with wet bar and wine cellar. The half-acre lot has a 2-car garage and access to the sizable Dan Ryan Woods across the street. First asking $850K in August, month chops have whittled the price down to $650K.
·Listing: 8929 S Pleasant Ave. [Jameson Sotheby's]