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Van Doren Shaw-designed mansion in Kenwood returns with another price cut

This stately century-old mansion on South Woodlawn is still seeking a buyer

4924 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Urban Search Realty

A lovely example of Chicago gilded age architecture has returned to the market once again, and it comes back with yet another price reduction. Built in 1904, this large 10,000-square-foot mansion on South Woodlawn Avenue was designed by noted Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. The listing agent describes the house as “one of his most significant residential commissions in Chicago,” and it’s hard to dispute that. While Van Doren Shaw built a fair number of homes for the area’s wealthy and powerful out in the suburbs, there aren’t as many examples of his grand designs within the city.

The Federal style mansion first listed in April 2015 seeking an equally stately $3.65 million, but exited the market just four months later. In May 2016, the home returned to the market, but this time came back asking $3.2 million. Today, the home is once again on the market and is now seeking $2.95 million—a $700,000 reduction from its initial asking price.