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Rehabbed Painted Lady Mansion in Ravenswood Lists for $1.3M

Inside, historic appeal meets modern convenience

Though owning a historic Painted Lady in the Windy City is often described as a labor of love, requiring continual exterior upkeep against punishing winters, potential buyers will still find lots to like about this handsome, mint-colored example located in Chicago’s hot Ravenswood neighborhood. While it may not be as large or lavish (or pricey) as the landmarked Dr. Wallace C. Abbott mansion for sale several blocks to the east, this roomy 4,000-square-foot Victorian is high on charm and comes with numerous built-in upgrades thanks to a 2004 complete renovation.

The home’s main floor offers plenty of room to entertain, relax, and dine and features a spacious chef’s kitchen. Upstairs houses three bedrooms as well as a home office perched in the attic. A fourth bedroom and secondary family room can be found in the home’s fully finished lower level. The large elevated farmers porch located at the front of the home is complimented by a trellis-capped deck, a detached one-car garage, and decent-sized yard out back. Located just a few blocks from the Brown Line and a half-mile from a Metra station, 4512 N Damen is also well-situated to take advantage of mass transit. The property is currently asking $1,299,000.