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Wrigley Mansion, Former Home Of Chewing Gum Magnate, Listed For $7,150,000

By Ted Cox | January 31, 2017 4:36pm | Updated on February 20, 2017 10:12am
 The historic Wrigley Mansion.
Wrigley Mansion
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LINCOLN PARK — The longtime home of the Wrigley family, chewing gum tycoons and former owners of Wrigley Field and the Cubs, is on sale for a cool $7.15 million.

Suburban-based Parkvue Realty listed the 13,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom, six-plus-bathroom Wrigley Mansion, 2466 N. Lakeview Ave., on Tuesday.

"Parkvue Realty is proud to offer this extraordinary property to the next generation of owners,” Chief Executive Officer Anthony Disano said. "The mansion is an incredible opportunity to own and maintain a piece of Chicago history."

Beer baron Joseph Theurer, owner of the Schoenhofen Brewing Co., commissioned architect Richard Schmidt to design it in 1896. Built in the style of the late Italian Renaissance, according to Parkvue, it remains "clad in baroque terra cotta tile and patinated copper roof and boasts marble fireplaces and fixtures, intricate mosaic tile floors, ornate hardware, and gold and silver leaf-coffered ceilings."

It includes a solarium, wine bar, game rooms, mahogany library, top-floor ballroom with unobstructed views of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan, servants' quarters, a walk-in vault and a three-story coach house.

Theurer sold the home to the Wrigleys in 1911, and they lived in it for 70 years. Along the way it was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1979 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places the next year. The mansion and the Cubs were sold in the years after Philip K. Wrigley's death in 1977.

According to Parkvue, "The entire estate has been well-maintained through the years and is in pristine condition."

Crain's previously reported the building was owned by former Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority Chairman Ted Tetzlaff, who listed it for $9.5 million in 2011, shortly before it went into foreclosure. Bank of America is the current seller.

Located right off Lincoln Park near North Pond, it can be examined from outside on the street — or in a 3-D tour online, which also includes contact information for Disano as the managing broker.

Check out the photos below from TheWrigleyMansion.com.