Built in 1896, this massive Italian Renaissance mansion in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago has quite a bit of history: once home to William Wrigley, Jr. (a.k.a. the guy that brought America chewing gum), the four-level house was at one point also considered for the official Chicago mayoral residence. The 15,000-square-foot building, which went through a posh renovation in the 1980s, last sold in 2004 for $6M and was briefly listed for $9M in 2011 before falling into some foreclosure trouble. Today, Curbed Chicago reports the stately home with park views is back on the market for $8.695M.
Designed by American architect Richard Schmidt, the brick-and-terracotta-clad building looks just as well-preserved on the inside, with vaulted ceilings and polished hardwood flooring throughout. The house also features a grand foyer and staircase, a circular conservatory, five fireplaces, a five-car garage, and a separate carriage house with two additional apartments.
· 2466 N Lakeview Ave. [Redfin]
· Own the Historic (and Huge) Wrigley Mansion for $8.695M [Curbed Chicago]