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Elegant, blue Victorian mansion with heated porch in Kenwood wants $2 million

There are incredible original details from 1887

Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Baird & Warner listing agent Millie Rosenbloom

In the historic Kenwood neighborhood, this Victorian-era home showcases the excellent work of 19th century architect William LeBaron Jenney. He’s known for designing buildings for the World’s Fair and the first steel-frame skyscraper the Home Insurance Building in Chicago.

The mansion dates back to 1887, and many of the original details are expertly preserved. There are dark wood panels, ornate crown molding, and a dramatic, carved stairway. The home features a grand foyer, formal dining room, sun porch, breakfast dining area, and a new kitchen. The 6,500-square feet of space encompasses six bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The second floor master suite is incredibly large and comes with a sitting room and fireplace. The bathroom is adjacent from not only a walk-in closet but a dressing area too. A heated porch overlooks a professionally landscaped backyard.

The top floor has galley kitchen, more bedrooms, and a gym. The basement has workroom, that currently looks as if its used for woodworking, and a wine cellar.

Located at 4950 Woodlawn Avenue, this home is listed for $2,000,000.

An outdoor patio overlooks the neighborhood at the front of the house.
Elaborate crown molding adorns the entryway and sun room.
Check out the gorgeous ceiling details in the family room.
The new kitchen has a lot of storage, a casual dining area, and a small office next door.
The master bedroom has a sitting room with a fireplace and a massive walk-in closet.
There’s a soaking tub and a shower in the master bathroom which has tons of natural light.