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Historic Hyde Park condo resembling a Mediterranean castle wants $925K

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Soaring carved ceilings, detailed tilework, and Lake Michigan views

A double-height living room with soaring windows, tall windows, arched doors, and a circular stone fireplace turret.
5555 S. Everett Avenue, Unit 9A isn’t your typical Chicago condo.
Photos courtesy of Chicago Home Photos

Be transported back to medieval Spain without leaving Chicago’s South Side in this historic Hyde Park residence featuring 19-foot-tall ceilings, soaring arched windows, and a walk-in fireplace turret lined with colorful tiles.

Located on the ninth floor of the 1920s-era Jackson Towers, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo offers an attractive combination of unique old-world architecture, 4,200 square feet of living space, and sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the (freshly renamed) Museum of Science & Industry.

Described by listing agent Robert Sullivan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff as “truly extraordinary,” the castle-like home hit the market this week with an asking price of $925,000. Assessments run an extra $2,369 per month, but are not really out-of-line given the age of the building and the size of the unit.

The current owner, a professor at the nearby University of Chicago, purchased the home for $875,000 in 2008, Crain’s reported. Since then, the property received several notable improvements including the addition of a new air conditioning system, an updated kitchen, and repairs to the cork wood flooring.

If the Moorish Revival style isn’t really your thing, consider this charming wood-paneled co-op listed for $395,000 in the nearby Art Deco Powhatan building.

The arched entrance hall features features carved wood doors and a custom tile floor with an inlaid sailing ship.
The living room’s massive fireplace is fit for a castle.
The corner dining room offers views of Lake Michigan and Jackson Park.
An updated kitchen features new counters, appliances, and built-in shelves.
The master suite—one of three bedrooms in the ninth-floor residence.
A bathroom with custom tilework, twin stand-alone vanities, and a claw-foot soaking tub.