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Own the Old Evanston Home of Circus Magnate Charles Ringling

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It's a home fit for a king—or at least a ringmaster. The former home of Charles Edward Ringling of Ringling Brothers fame has returned to the market after a short hiatus, and its asking price has dipped just below the three million mark. Ringling built the home in 1913 for his family, but was used for decades as a home for priests and nuns, according to a report from Chicago Magazine. The current owners purchased the house in 1996 and made some pretty extensive changes over the last twenty years—including the kitchen and the wet bar in the attic. However, the home's architectural features have been nicely preserved over the last 100 years, and the home still has that ringleader flair that Ringling built into it. The home hit the market in March with an asking price of nearly $3.2 million, but has since dropped a round $200,000 from that number to land at a $2.995 million ask.

·1200 Forest Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 [Coldwell Banker]
·Listing history [Redfin]