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.
- 5558 S. Kimbark Avenue, Chicago IL [Estately]
- Hyde Park archive [Curbed Chicago]