The South Side neighborhood of Kenwood has a solid inventory of historic homes and this pair of turn of the century mansions are a great example of what the area has to offer. Whether you're into stately masonry houses with columns or a brightly colored Victorian with original woodwork, these two homes have a lot to offer for vintage lovers with deep pockets. And with being located in the landmark Kenwood District, its not too surprising that both houses were designed by notable architects. Take a browse through the listing photos and let us know which one you would choose.
↑ 5022 South Greenwood Avenue
Asking price: $2.595 million
Size: 6 bed, 4.5 bath (6,500 square feet)
Listing agent's notes: Built in 1896 by famed architects Treat & Foltz, this fully-renovated, three-story brick and frame family home seamlessly combines vintage touches with all the necessary modern updates. In the heart of the historic Kenwood landmark district, this elegant, light-filled home was completely renovated in 2006 with new plumbing, electric, and HVAC, along with a beautifully designed state-of-the-art kitchen (open to the family room) and 4.5 new baths with top materials and fixtures. Irreplaceable historic elements remain: large graciously proportioned rooms, oak paneling, h/w floors throughout, three fireplaces with original tilework, high ceilings. The second floor provides an amazing three-room master suite with sunny sitting room and spa bath, plus two add'l bedrooms and hall bath. Full-height third floor has three spacious bedrooms, full bath, and common area lounge. Finished basement with media room. Great closet space and storage throughout. Enormous, deep park-like lot. Side drive with oversized four-car garage.
↑ 1000 East 48th Street
Asking price: $1.849 million
Size: 6 bed, 5 bath (6,550 square feet)
Listing agent's notes: c. 1901 Historic Kenwood. Estate caliber turn of the century gated residence by Benjamin Marshall/Horatio Wilson. This confident classic has been renovated and restored to complement today's living while maintaining the elegance of the era. The home is bathed in sun light with gracious public rooms ideally suited to entertaining. Spectacular open entry foyer, fully intact original staircase and intricate wood and molding detail throughout inc bird's eye maple doors. A generous modern kitchen with high end appliances and separate eating area. All baths have been tastefully and luxuriously redone, generous heated sunroom, game room, two fireplaces and closet space not to be believed including completely built out massive full room master bedroom walk-in. Three levels of perfection and mechanically sound, the home is an outstanding value with near 7,000 square feet not including partially finished lower level. A pleasure to show!
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