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Gold Coast brownstone from 1891 still searches for buyer after three years

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The slow-to-sell historic home features an original Tiffany stained glass skylight

Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential

Built in 1891, this updated five-bedroom, seven-bathroom architecturally significant mansion in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood has struggled to find a buyer since listing three years ago.

The Gilded Age structure was designed by James J. Egan—an Irish-born architect who was responsible for Chicago’s St. Pius V Church in Pilsen and St. Vincent DePaul Church in Lincoln Park. The Gold Coast home’s exterior features a number of church-like Romanesque influences such as semi-circular arches and thick stone walls.

Inside, the home includes a number of historic architectural touches like original wood panels and mouldings plus a stunning Tiffany stained glass skylight. A 2008 rehab saw the addition of modern conveniences including a large chef’s kitchen. Thanks to a 150-foot-deep lot, the mansion also features a private rear terrace, landscaped backyard, and two-car garage.

The 126-year-old mansion listed in October of 2014 at an asking price just shy of $6.9 million. Since that time, it has periodically hopped on and off the market with the price generally fluctuating downward. The stately Romanesque brownstone returned yesterday seeking $6.45 million.