GOLD COAST — The latest mega-mansion to hit the Gold Coast market is a 10,000-square-foot, 19th-Century home once owned by a Wrigley Co. heiress.
The seven-bedroom Romanesque Revival mansion at Astor and Schiller streets was listed for $5.4 million last week. Built in 1886, the home at 1400 N. Astor St. includes eight bathrooms, a rooftop deck and original mahogany and marble details throughout.
The home also features an updated kitchen and a 2½-car garage that's rare for the neighborhood.
"This home has a tremendous amount of character in it," said Jeff Lowe of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, who is handling the sale.
Cook County property records show a trust benefitting Wilma E. Growney of suburban South Barrington paid $5.2 million in 2008 for the home. Lowe said the sellers never lived in the home full time and used it as a city retreat for family.
The home was built for attorney and local politician Perry H. Smith, and was the first on Astor Street north of Schiller, Lowe said. Suffragist Louise DeKoven Bowen and Dorothy Wrigley Offield, the daughter of chewing gum baron William H. Wrigley Jr., also lived in the home, Lowe said.
The current owners first listed the home for $7 million in 2013. Check out the slideshow above or the photos below for more looks at the mansion:
[All photos courtesy of Redfin]
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