A new-to-the-market 19th-century mansion in Wicker Park, a neighborhood in Chicago, could be a record setter.
The red brick Victorian house hit the market last week for $6.495 million and is currently the neighborhood’s most expensive home for sale, according to listing records. If it sells for anywhere near its ask, it’ll set a Wicker Park record, reportedly besting the $3.1 million sale of a former orphanage-turned-home in 2014, according to Crain’s.
Built in 1886, the recently restored four-story home spans 6,728 square feet and has five bedrooms, a formal living room with velvet wallpaper, and original “carpenter’s lace” detailing on the exterior of the home, according to the listing with Emily Sachs Wong of @properties, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. Ms. Sachs Wong did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The house—which was reportedly once divided into apartments in the early 20th century—also has a custom kitchen, fireplaces, a family room, a master suite with a spa bathroom and dressing room, an east facing terrace, an exercise room, a wine room, a playroom and an attached but separate apartment.
Wicker Park, a neighborhood in north west Chicago, is known for its art community and food scene.
The current owner, who works in finance, purchased the home in 2007 for $2.46 million, records with PropertyShark show.
Crain’s first reported the listing.