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Own this renovated Hyde Park greystone near the University of Chicago for $1.6M

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The grand South Side home is a pleasing blend of 19th century charm and modern convenience

Photos by Jennifer Ames

Located at the tree-lined corner of 56th Street and Dorchester Avenue in Hyde Park, this rehabbed six-bedroom greystone offers a bright contemporary interior wrapped in a classic 19th century limestone and brick facade.

Though built in 1890, the handsome four-level residence rivals most new constructions thanks to a recent renovation overseen by Chicago-based designer the Schwebel Company. The update added a trendy all-white kitchen, refreshed the home’s four and a half bathrooms, and replaced the 130-year-old structure’s roof, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.

Behind the home’s original oak wood side door, you’ll find a dedicated entry foyer with a black and gray checkerboard floor inspired by the homes of David Adler and a formal living room with a carved wood fireplace. A central staircase topped by a new skylight leads to the upper-floor bedrooms as well as a finished lower-level rec room.

The property’s extra-long lot includes equally high-end landscaping with a private outdoor garden at both the front and rear. The latter outdoor space is joined by a detached, carriage house style one-and-a-half-car garage.

A short walk from the University of Chicago, the shops and restaurants lining 53rd Street, and Jackson Park, the updated greystone recently re-listed for $1.575 million—down from its 2017 asking price just below $1.9 million.

The historic South Side home last sold for $700,000 in its pre-renovated state in 2016, according to public records.