Whether you love or hate Postmodernism, there's been a recent swell of appreciation for the style and concern about the preservation of great examples of Postmodern architecture. Perhaps there's a reason why the style can feel polarizing — many of the architects who helped define the postmodern period were not afraid of controversy and going against the grain. Architects like Stanley Tigerman challenged the architectural establishment and wanted move the craft forward.
This spacious six bedroom, six bathroom mansion in Highland Park comes from Tigerman, and is a great example of the era. It features an ornamental arch in the front, a two-tone exterior with green highlights, and curvy corners that harken back to the Art Deco/Streamline Moderne period of the 1930s and 1940s.
And perhaps this mansion does look dated with its ornamental fireplace, black and white-striped master bedroom, and its curvy kitchen and wet bar, but it's certainly one of the best examples of a true, untouched PoMo residence on the market in Chicago right now. It listed in June of 2013 with a $3.25 million price tag, but was removed later that year. It returned almost exactly two years ago, this time asking $2.995 million. After numerous months and a few more price reductions, the mansion is now going to auction with bidding starting at $1.8 million — a notable drop from its last sale price of $2.35 million in 1993 (about $3.85 million 2015 dollars).
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