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Oak Park’s 1896 Simpson Dunlop estate lists for $2.25M

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The renovated mansion was designed by notable local architect E.E. Roberts

Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately

While closely associated with the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of architectural design, prolific architect Eben Ezra Roberts (or E.E. Roberts) designed some 200 homes in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park in various architectural styles after moving to the area in 1888. One such example is the Queen Anne-influenced Dunlop estate designed in 1896 for brothers Simpson and Joseph Dunlop.

The handsome home possesses many Victorian characteristics such as a wrap-around porch and high gables, but also takes cues from the Prairie movement by its simplification of many of the ornate lines that traditionally define the classic Queen Anne style.

The large six-bedroom mansion has undergone a major renovation and features updated living quarters, refreshed bathrooms, and a funky kitchen drawing on mid-century modern inspirations. Situated on an approximately one-acre lot in Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, the property also includes a stand-alone coach house, vegetable garden, and attached heated glass conservatory.

Other notable features include a basement bowling alley, dedicated wine room, and an unfinished—yet nonetheless impressive—cathedral-like attic space highlighting the home’s cross-gable construction. The architecturally significant estate hit the market just two days ago and is currently asking $2,250,000.

Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately
Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately
Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately
Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately
Photos by Coldwell Banker Residential via Estately