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Contemporary Lincoln Park mansion with dramatic steel staircase wants $1.75M

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The spacious five-bedroom home features a bright, high-ceilinged living space

1817 N. Halsted Street
Photos by D'aprile Properties via Redfin

Built in 1995, this roomy stone-clad single family home brings a decidedly post modern sensibility to a great Lincoln Park location. Featuring an Art-Deco-meets-minimalism exterior, the property is a nice change of pace from the multi-million-dollar, faux historic clones that have sadly set the aesthetic tone for much of the north side neighborhood. Once inside, things get even more interesting thanks to a dramatic, exposed steel staircase.

A sort of homage to Chicago school of structural expressionism, the stairs are not only very cool, but frame a living space that sports soaring ceilings and natural light aplenty. Other notable features of this five-bedroom home include an upgraded kitchen, large walk-out lower level, and a heated two-garage with direct street access.

While many people are drawn to Lincoln Park to live on leafy, relatively quiet side-streets reminiscent of the suburbs, this particular mansion is situated right on Halsted and is therefore right in the thick of the neighborhood’s vibrant culinary, retail, and theatre scenes. Despite its location along such a major thoroughfare, the property also includes a surprisingly large rear yard and patio space. The 3,400-square-foot home hit the market just today and is currently seeking $1,750,000.