Historic House Listings

Off market. Wow! Check out the wood! Circa, 1890. $999,500 Illinois

April 30, 2018

The wood in this mansion is AMAZING!! The carriage house out back has two apartments. Known as the Thomas A. Wright mansion it sits in Chicago’s Bronzeville Historic District. Built in 1890. Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 9,834 square feet. $999,500

From the Zillow listing:


One-of-a-kind granite, tri-level, 9834 sq ft, 7 bed/4 bath mansion with original coach house in rear, consisting of two 1 bedroom apartments. The mansion sits in the Bronzeville Historic District. Known as the Thomas A Wright house, who was the first owner, this property is an avatar of a bygone era when opulence & grace were expressed through superb craftsmanship, design, & materials. Each floor is bedecked by a parlor, kitchen, & bath. The foyer, with its opulent staircase, showcases what has been preserved & the treasures that lie within. One of those is an august library able to accommodate any bibliophile’s expansive collection of books, appointed with a mantle fireplace flanked by the original inset bookcases. A secluded deck overlooking a double lot (which can be purchased) secured by an artisan’s rod fence offers a spectacular vista of a historic street. Must see what words cannot convey. Short distance to Guaranteed Rate Field, Metra, Starbucks, expressway, & lakefront.

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