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.