When renovating a historic home, it can be hard to strike a balance between preserving a structure’s existing character and bringing the property up to modern standards of comfort, taste, and practicality. In the case of this handsome 1902 Georgian style mansion in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, a recent gut rehab job achieves this balance far better than most.
Located on a tree-lined street just a short walk from the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, and Promontory point, the old six-bedroom home features a new designer kitchen, bathrooms, AC system, roof, tuck-pointing work, and heated hardwood floors. Despite the extensive upgrades, the original features such as woodwork, doors, fireplaces, and a grand staircase have remained largely intact and nicely compliment the renovations.
At roughly 4,500 square feet, the newly-listed property offers a lot of house—plus a detached two-car garage and rear garden—at its current asking price of $1,495,000. A comparable home in say Lincoln Park or Lakeview could easily list for double the amount. According to public records, the Hyde Park property last changed hands for $1,175,00 in 2013.