An enormous stone house in Kenwood with the outright appearance of stateliness and an interior for unhinged partying (DJ booth, ballroom, bar, basement entertainment room, and eight fireplaces) is still on the market after a nearly-continuous listing period of 51 months. Curbed hereby submits it for legendary status— by size, composition, and markup. Purchased in 1999 for $73K, the owners performed their singular rehab and re-listed in 2009 for $1.695M. The ask has slipped to $1.399M but were still talking major loot for a transitional stretch of Drexel Boulevard. To balance out the sensationalism of the more modern amenities, the home clings to many original 19th Century details: a grand parlor; hardwoods; crown moldings; and all those fireplaces. The big question now is whether to wait on more price slippage.
·Listing: 4512 S Drexel Blvd [Keller Williams]
·The DJ Booth is on the 2nd Floor, Next to the Ballroom [Curbed Chicago]