Re-listing after two-and-a-half unfulfilled years on the market is this dominating 1880 Victorian with a huge porch and extra-wide lot. The five-bed home was gutted in 1998, its newfangled insides the product of local architect John Vinci, known for his salvage work historic preservation, and artist/furniture maker Roy McMakin. Topping 6,000 square-feet, the magazine-featured property has high ceilings, hardwoods, a floating staircase, built-in bookshelves, and just enough of an off-kilter color scheme—in floors, walls, and furniture—to signal 'high design'. A one-bed in-law or "nanny" apartment belongs to the lower level. The lot is remarkably large for Lincoln Park— even with a two-car parking pad and one-car garage there's still space for side and rear yards. Asking $2.5M, there's considerable value against the 2008 ask of $3.9M.
·Listing: 626 W Arlington Place [Baird & Warner]