A grand mansion on South Michigan Avenue in Grand Boulevard made a grand entry to the market this week, listing for $1.3 million. Listed at 10,200 square feet with nine bedrooms and five bathrooms, the mansion certainly holds its weight against the newer mega-mansions being built today throughout Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Described as the Swift mansion in the listing notes, Crain’s reports that the stately limestone-clad home was built in 1893 by meatpacker Gustavus Swift as a wedding gift for his daughter.
Only a few photos accompany the listing, but the home’s agent Barbara Foy tells Crain’s that there is “some good stuff left” in the old mansion. Foy suggests that the mansion may be suited as a new condo development—something that is certainly not a stretch considering that mansions around the area of a similar scale are seeing such a transformation. A 2,400-square-foot coach house is included in the listing, adding to the potential for its redevelopment.