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Back Story: Five Residences By Chicago World’s Fair Architect Daniel Burnham


Tuesday, April thirty, 2013, by Rob Bear

The World’;s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, greater identified as the Chicago World’;s Honest, opened 120 many years in the past Wednesday. The wonderful display of American ingenuity was held amid buildings and grounds developed by now-legendary architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, whose official title was Director of Performs. He would go on to pen the blueprints for some of America’;s most recognizable buildings, which includes New York’;s iconic Flatiron Building, Washington’;s Union Station, and Chicago’;s Marshall Area and Company Building, now a Macy’;s flagship and the world’;s second largest division shop. Amid all these higher-profile commissions, he also made some personal homes, like this striking columned mansion in the Chicago suburb of Kenilworth. The 11,000-square-foot mansion was restored and expanded by its current owners, who had relisted the house for $795M prior to delisting it this week.

↑ Just about the corner, this 1896 Burnham style occupies a treed corner good deal, with a “coach residence” tucked away on the corner of the house. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath home is, at 4,500 square feet, much smaller sized than its white columned cousin, but the price is a far more available $3.195M. The impeccably maintained historic house boasts a tastefully renovated kitchen and nicely-preserved unique moldings, floors, and mantles.

↑ Compared to the immaculate historic interiors in the prior 2 properties, the Burnham-made particulars of this condo have been mainly lost when it was cleaved out of Chicago’;s well-known Marshall Field Jr. mansion. Still, its place on coveted Prairie Avenue and near proximity to Soldier Discipline might be ample to woo a purchaser ready to fork in excess of $one.85M for 2 bedrooms and 3 baths in a Chicago landmark. The penthouse unit comes with 2 parking spaces and is offered furnished for an additional charge.

↑ Burnham created this creating as a industrial loft on Chicago’;s Printer’;s Row, but it has given that been converted into residential lofts. This unit, a 1,600-square-foot 2 bedroom, occupies a prime corner place, with exposed brick walls and 8 oversized windows, but the windowless interior bedroom may possibly turn off some consumers. The apartment is at the moment listed for $320K.

↑ Another Burnham business style redone as residential, this Cleveland loft developing suffers from some odd lobby finishes and incongruous exposed duc2rk, but the soaring ceilings and roofdeck make this 2-bed, 2-bath unit a catch at $399K. Renovated just 6 years in the past, the 1,900-square-foot apartment sits on a high floor and functions direct elevator accessibility from the basement garage.

· ‘Singular’; Daniel Burnham-Developed Mansion Asks $8.95M [Curbed Chicago]
· 322 Kenilworth Ave [Zillow]
· 1919 S Prairie Ave [Redfin]
· Duplex Condominium Lists at the Standout Marshall Field Jr. Mansion [Curbed Chicago]
· 801 S Wells St [Zillow]
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