While the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood has seen more than its fair share of new constructions and a modern mansions crop up on its tree-lined side streets over past decade, that’s not to say that the area is lacking more classic options for luxury buyers with vintage tastes. Take, for example, this spacious 1891 brick and stone Victorian located on Wicker Park’s landmarked Caton Street. The 4,700-square-foot, three-bedroom house is full of period touches like oak leaf woodwork and original fireplaces, lighting, windows, and curved staircase.
The home's fully finished and renovated basement and attic include modern conveniences like an exercise area, wood-lined sauna, and cozy conversation nooks inside the building’s circular domed turret. Situated on a 50-foot-wide landscaped lot, the home also features a large rear deck and two car detached garage. The $1,195,000 ask is certainly far from pocket change, but the property is a virtual bargain considering its location, generous size, and abundance of 19th century charm. It’s even more affordable than some of its equally historic neighbors.
- 2138 W Caton, Chicago IL [Redfin]
- Wicker Park archives [Curbed Chicago]