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Gold Coast’s 1888 Thompson House is back after $2.4M price cut

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The Cobb & Frost-designed residence is once again Chicago’s second priciest listing

Photos courtesy Tatiana Miller/Coldwell Banker Residential

A landmark Gold Coast mansion built in 1888 by architects Cobb & Frost for wealthy attorney John Howland Thompson is back on the market for $19.5 million. The latest asking price is $2.4 million lower than the $21.9 million the property sought last fall.

Standing at 915 N. Dearborn Street, across from Washington Square Park and Chicago’s Newberry Library (also designed by Cobb), the massive Richardsonian Romanesque red rock mansion and attached carriage house offer six bedrooms, six and half-bathrooms, and 13,400 square feet of living space.

The historic mansion features detailed carved wood columns, paneling, fireplaces, archways, staircases, coffered ceilings, and a stained glass dome. The old-school touches are complemented by modern conveniences like an elevator, designer kitchen, updated mechanical systems, and a commercial grade spa with a sauna and hot tub.

Represented by Coldwell Banker agent Tatiana Miller, the Thompson House returned with its new, lower price on Monday. It reclaims the title of Chicago’s second most expensive listing—slotting between Lincoln Park’s palatial $45 million Parrillo mansion and a $13.5 million Lake Shore Drive penthouse with a rotating living room.