The communities surrounding Chicago’s Jackson Park are currently experiencing a renaissance. With the arrival of the Obama Presidential Center expected to further catalyze growth and investment, now might be an ideal time to consider buying in the area. Prospective homebuyers that appreciate a bit of historic character will find plenty to like about this five-bedroom example in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood.
The newly-listed home was built in 1926 by Charles Draper Faulkner, a Chicago-based architect known primarily for his work on 33 Christian Science Church buildings across the United States. It features plenty of room to spread out, an elevator, and neat old-school touches including a vaulted foyer, stone fire place, hardwood floors, and a breakfast room with domed hand-painted ceiling.
While some parts of the large home could benefit from some fresh decor, it’s hard to argue with the current asking price of $710,000—or just $182 per square foot. With Lake Michigan, the South Shore Cultural center, a golf course, a Metra rail stop, and an upcoming presidential library all within walking distance, the deal looks even sweeter.
- 6835 S. Bennett Avenue, Chicago IL [Estately]