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Hyde Park row house with built-in Art Moderne furniture, solarium asks $1.2 million

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In 1950, Keck & Keck remodeled the interior

A brick row house entrance with steps to a wooden front door. There are trees and bushes up to the doorway. Photos by Erielle Backkum, courtesy of listing agent Rita McCarthy of Coldwell Banker.

A distinctive home with a notable history on a stretch known as Professor Row in Hyde Park has listed for just over a million.

Near the University of Chicago, the 3,000-square-foot row house was designed in 1904 by New York-based firm Mann, MacNeille, and Lindeberg. The historic homes on this block are known for the detailed, raised brickwork and pitched tile roof.

In 1950, Chicago architecture firm Keck & Keck remodeled the home, followed in 1977 by interior designer Marianne Willisch. These renovations brought built-in Art Moderne furniture (see the low shelving and sofa in the living room) and a solarium off the dining room.

The powder room on the first floor and master bathroom both has Art Moderne tiles popular in the 1920s known as Carrara glass as well as Vitrolite and Sani Onyx. In the basement, the Keck-designed family room remains intact with an original fireplace and hutch. New owners will receive copies of the blueprints from 1904 and 1970.

One of the most spectacular elements of the home is the back porch which looks as if it’s secluded by a lush ravine rather than a backyard in Chicago.

Truly one-of-a-kind, 1228 E. 56th Street is listed for $1,200,000.

A low beige couch faces a small black fireplace with a painting above it. There is a large three-panel window with a diamond pattern at the top and white curtains.
The main living room with a built-in shelf and sofa in the corner of the room.
Thee kitchen features top and bottom cabinets with skinny silver hardware and carmel-colored wood. There is a window with blue glass bottoms on the shelf and a glass door out to a deck.
The small kitchen is warm and inviting.
A brick fireplace and built-in shelving with a gold framed mirror above the mantel.
Symmetrical shelving and an original fireplace.
A glass room with trees surrounding the outside. There is a wooden chest and one plant in a pot next to a white door.
The solarium has trademark Thermopane glass and radiant heated flooring.
A variety of tall trees, bushes, ferns, grasses, and flowers surround a wooden deck with a few pots, benches, and stacked chairs.
The lush backyard with a wooden deck just off the solarium.