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Gold Coast duplex in historic Patterson-McCormick Mansion lists for $1.325M

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The bright three-bedroom residence melds traditional and contemporary elements

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A three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo on the upper floors of Chicago’s historic Patterson-McCormick Mansion hit the market Friday morning seeking $1,325,000.

Located at the corner of Astor and Burton streets, the landmark Gold Coast home was originally built in 1891 by architect Stanford White for former Chicago mayor and Tribune founder Joseph Medill, who gifted the home to his daughter Eleanor “Cissy” Patterson.

Businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr. later purchased the property and hired David Adler to expand it to its current size. After serving as a private school, the former mansion was converted into condos in 1978. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan owned a unit in the building between 2002 and 2013.

While the structure’s handsome red brick exterior, formal foyer, and swanky grand staircase recall the splendor of Chicago’s bygone Gilded Age, the newly listed 3,300-square-foot duplex unit represents somewhat of a blend between traditional and contemporary styles.

Inside, the home features an open living and dining room with high ceilings and custom built-in bookshelves. The classical elements here are complemented by more modern touches like an updated eat-in kitchen and bathrooms lined with playful blue and white mosaic tilework. A single outdoor parking space and an attractive (albeit snowcovered) private treetop deck round out the property.

The unique Gold Coast residence is currently listed for $1,325,000, plus $2,140 in monthly HOA fees. It last sold in 2016 for $1,150,000, according to public records.