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Ultra glam David Adler-designed townhouse in Lincoln Park returns for $7.2M

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This architecturally significant Chicago home blends historic details with the latest modern conveniences

Photography by Dustin Halleck, courtesy of Compass

A five-bedroom Lincoln Park townhouse designed by noted architect David Adler is back on the market seeking $7.2 million after sitting unoccupied for nearly two decades. One of four adjacent homes built by Adler, Henry Dangler and Ambrose Cramer in the 1910s, the property at 2704 N. Lakeview Avenue was originally inhabited by painter Abram Poole, Jr.

Standout historical details include a marble-clad entrance hall, a grand oval-shaped staircase, and an impressive central gallery sporting a soaring frosted glass ceiling, neo-classical moldings, and one of Poole’s original creations above the fireplace.

The old-school Georgian architecture is joined by new state-of-the-art features such as a new kitchen, bathrooms, an overhaul of the home’s mechanical systems, and the addition of a home gym and theater room. Recent renovation work also saw the home expanded from roughly 9,000 to more than 10,000 square feet in size.

According to Crain’s, the overhaul was completed by current owner Steve Bouwman and his firm ReduHome. The property was listed in September of 2016 for $1.95 million before Bouwman picked it up the following month for $1.8 million.

It’s unclear how much money went into the four-level home since, but the sheer extent of the work becomes apparent when looking back at the last batch of listing photos. The new look is decidedly more elegant and gives off far less of an eerie Stanley Kubrick vibe.

Despite its history, great location, and steep asking price of $7.2 million, this historic Lincoln Park townhouse still comes up just short of Chicago’s 25 most expensive residential listings.