Have you ever dreamed of living in a classic mansion designed by one of Chicago’s most prominent architects? As of this week, you have a number of options to choose from. Not one, nor two, or even three listed—but four stately homes designed by iconic Chicago-area architects have either entered the market or returned with a price reduction. Here’s a look at what listed this week.
This stately Kenwood mansion comes from the architects Benjamin Marshall and Horatio Wilson. Known as the William T. Fenton House, the AIA Guide to Chicago specifically connects the home to Wilson’s interest and expertise in the Georgian Revival aesthetic.
The home has been on and off the market since the summer of 2014 when it first listed for $1.899 million. The interior has been mostly updated, although some of the clashing colors the home sported nearly three years ago have been replaced with more neutral choices. Today, the home is asking $1.75 million.
The esteemed Thomas Tallmadge and Vernon Watson were the architects behind this brick mansion in Evanston. While it sports much of its original architectural detail, the six bedroom, six bathroom home has been tastefully finished and appears to be a perfectly suitable for a modern family. The backyard still has its original landscape barriers, offering an idea of how the architects imagined the home’s surrounding grounds were meant to flow. The home is new to the market seeking $2.595 million.
Nestled behind trees and shrubbery lies this Tudor Revival home designed by Mayo & Mayo. The Evanston home certainly has an old world flair to it, but it has been modernized with a newer kitchen and a media room with a motorized screen. Highlights include the expansive sun rooms and indoor pool. This spacious seven bedroom, six bathroom home first hit the market last September asking $2.95 million but takes its first price chop this week, lowering the ask to $2.875 million.
Those familiar with the classic architecture of Chicago greater North Shore area have likely heard of Howard Van Doren Shaw. In his day, the architect was not only prestigious, but he was quite prolific, having designs dozens of homes for the Chicago area’s powerful and wealthy residents. Van Doren Shaw’s prestige lives on to this day as his name carries weight in terms of sale prices. This large six bedroom, seven bathroom home in Lake Forest is seeking a princely $4.995 million.