Located in the heart of Wicker Park’s Historic District, this elegant Victorian era brick mansion on an oversized lot looks more like something out of Chicago's Gold Coast rather than the trendy north side neighborhood. According to the listing, the structure was built in 1874 and recently underwent a full restoration and and includes many modern upgrades like recessed lighting and built-in audio speakers. A wood-lovers dream, nearly every room features impressive custom millwork and cabinetry.
The 7,000-square-foot home features four bedrooms and five renovated full bathrooms. Additionally, the bright lower level which currently serves as a wine cellar and art studio could easily be built into another bedroom, guest quarters, or au pair’s apartment thanks to its separate bathroom and entrance. The entryway, large chef’s kitchen, and well-appointed master suite all feature large swaths of polished white marble.
With large landscaped yards located both front and rear, the property is a far cry from many of the new single-lot high-end homes that typically sacrifice limited green space for maximized interiors. Out back, a detached brick garage can accommodate three cars. This remarkable home hit the market in late February asking $3.95 million and has since taken a $350,000 price chop down to $3.6 million. While by no means cheap, the historic property is certainly one of a kind.
- 2124 W Pierce Avenue, Chicago, Illinois [Sotheby's International Realty]
- Previous Wicker Park Coverage [Curbed Chicago]