While newly-built faux historic mansions can routinely fetch $4 million on Chicago’s North Side, there are plenty of opportunities to own the real McCoy on the South Side for far less scratch. Take for example this newly listed 1884 Hyde Park beauty designed by notable church architect Henry F. Starbuck. Featuring well-preserved original stained glass and detailed interior woodwork throughout, the updated six-bedroom Queen Anne style mansion offers a whopping 6,100 square feet of house across its four levels.
Thanks to an all-new kitchen, the home’s main floor provides an open-concept feel at minimal expense of the historic detailing. In addition to the kitchen refresh, each of the mansion’s four-and-half bathrooms have been renovated and feature new stone and modern fixtures per the listing notes. A brightly lit sunroom and wrap-around rear deck serve as an urban retreat during the Windy City’s precious warmer months.
Handy to the University of Chicago, Hyde Park’s Museum of Science and Industry, and the upcoming Obama Presidential Center, the handsome brick home is situated on a wide 46-foot lot at 5810 S. Harper Avenue. It can be had for $1,950,000—or about $320 per square foot.