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John Wellborn Root's Row Home Takes a $450K Price Chop

Known best for his work with partner Daniel Burnham, John Wellborn Root was one of the most famous and prolific architects of his day. As the designers of some of the earliest skyscrapers in the world, Burnham and Root were tapped to oversee the design and construction of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. And if you've ever read The Devil in the White City, Root's Gold Coast row home is regularly mentioned throughout the book until (spoiler alert) he passed away in 1891, missing out on the 1893 World's Fair. The home last sold before the recession in 2006 for $2.75 million. It then returned to the market in 2013 with an asking price of $2.95 million. The home took price chops in March 2014 and then in October 2014, bringing the price down to $2.69 million. Today, the four bedroom, four and a half bathroom home is asking $2.499 million — a $450K difference from its initial asking price. The home will also be available for an open house this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

·1310 N Astor Street, Chicago IL, 60610 [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices]
·1310 N Astor St Chicago IL [Redfin]
·Architect John Wellborn Root's Row Home Lists for $2.95M [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Burnham and Root coverage [Curbed Chicago]