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This restored 19th-Century Gold Coast mansion offers patterns on patterns for $5.2M

The historically significant rowhouse sports some of Chicago’s most elaborate wall coverings

Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately

If “pattern overload” were an actual medical condition, it could likely be triggered by this newly listed and completely over-the-top Gold Coast mansion. Built in 1898, the five-bedroom home offers prospective buyers some seriously ornate and period-correct interiors despite the property being the recent recipient of a full gut rehab. Overseen by the architects at Marvin Herman and interior decorators at NYC’s Denning & Fourcade, the renovation saw the home completely decked with both new and restored intricate millwork, silk wall coverings, stained glass, and “museum quality” faux murals.

If the opulence gets to be too much, things do get a little less colorful in the home’s downstairs family room and more contemporary open-plan kitchen. Additional modern upgrades include an upgraded laundry room, four-zone HVAC system, built-in smart wiring, sprinklers, and security system. A large attached garage and landscaped roof deck are also included. Seeking $5,195,000, this luxurious home delivers plenty of space—and extravagance—right in the heart of Chicago’s most expensive neighborhood.