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Historic Hyde Park rowhouse near U of C lists for $1.79M

From original woodwork to a pitched tile roof, there’s plenty to like about this charming 1904 home

5558 S. Kimbark
Photos by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff via Estately

This large brick rowhome in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood dates back to 1904 and was designed by notable New York architecture firm Mann, MacNeille, & Lindeberg. Located steps from the University of Chicago campus and two blocks from Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Frederick C. Robie House, the historic property features original fireplaces, wooden staircases, and a formal dining room sporting dramatic dark panelling and overhead beams.

While the kitchen and bathrooms may not be as up-to-date as what a buyer would find in a new construction, what’s there is perfectly acceptable and could be downright exceptional with a little work and imagination. The 3,400-square-foot home offers no less than five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a large back yard, off-street parking, and a full basement with a wine cellar and storage galore.

According to public records, 5558 S. Kimbark Avenue last sold for $1,655,000 in 2006. It listed in 2016 seeking $1,970,000 before cutting its asking price to $1,870,000. The property returned to the market yesterday at lower price of $1,790,000.