What’s described as a traditional Victorian in Grant Park could also be a bar-raising sale, which is to say the pricing roars as aggressive, even for a five-bedroom “parkside palace” loaded with splendid period details.
The vintage is 1910. And the ask is $799,990.
Only two Grant Park homes have traded for more than $700,000 in recent years—and just one has sold for more than this listing price, according to Zillow.
Those aforementioned, inimitable details include the “original wavy glass front door,” original heart-of-pine floors, bay window with leaded glass, and picture moldings, per the listing.
No shortage of creative space usage (see upstairs built-ins and infinite kitchen cabinets) in here. And around back there’s a detached one-car garage (not pictured) and presumably a yard (equally a mystery).
Also qualifying as a perk is the enviable 77 WalkScore (impressive for a single-family neighborhood, at least). The home stands on the north side of the park, so all the wonders Memorial Drive has to offer (and those in the making) are technically blocks away.
Various listing services (and county property records) peg the square footage at 1,998, which would break down to $400 for each one of those square feet. Seems small for a five-bedroom. But if true, that breakdown spells ambition.
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