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'The Fugitive' Home in Lincoln Park for Sale

By Paul Biasco | November 12, 2012 12:12pm

LINCOLN PARK — The four-story Lincoln Park home where the famous murder scene in the movie "The Fugitive" was filmed is back on the market for a cool $3.69 million, or for rent at $17,000 per month.

The five-bedroom home at 336 W. Wisconsin Ave. features a glass-floored catwalk, an indoor swimming pool, three master bedrooms with fireplaces and the original staircase in the middle of the floor plan where the movie's killer escaped the grasp of Harrison Ford's character.

Since the filming of the movie, which premiered in 1993, the current owner of the home, Dr. Norbert Gleicher, added two floors to the home, but most of the first and second floors are easily recognizable from the film.

The home was chosen for the film by Ford himself, according to real estate agent Margaret Wilczek at Prudential Rubloff.

Gleicher was at a restaurant with his 3-year-old daughter during early stages of production where he met Ford and Andrew Davis, the director of the film, Wilczek said.

"Harrison Ford fell in love with his small daughter," she said. "From the moment ... Harrison Ford noticed the house, he said this is the house where Dr. Kimble should live."

The 6,200-square-foot home was built by the architect Ron Ysla in 1979. Ysla built the home for himself, but when his twin children were born, he sold the home and moved to the suburbs.

Wilczek said Ysla tried to buy the home back six months after selling it, but the second owner refused. When the home came back onto the market this year, Ysla was the first one at the open house, Wilczek said.

"He thinks he made the biggest mistake of his life selling the property," she said.

The home was listed at $3.95 million in the summer of 2011, but was pulled off the market and was relisted at $3.69 million this fall. Taxes are listed at $48,845 per year, Wilczek said.

The home also features a sauna, an elevator and an attached three-car garage.