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$1.69 Million Kenwood Mansion Has Woodwork Galore

By Sam Cholke | October 26, 2017 5:44am
 The home at 4841 S. Greenwood selling for $1.69 million is a dream for anyone who loves historic woodwork.
4841 S. Greenwood Ave.
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KENWOOD — The historic Richard Nash House in Kenwood is on the market and it is a wood lover's dream home.

The price on the house at 4841 S. Greenwood Ave. has dropped to $1.69 million from $2.2 million in May, which might be enough to lure buyers looking for a sauna in their bedroom.

The house, designed by John Edmund Oldaker Pridmore in 1895, is a lesson in hiding details in woodwork.

The entryway has a meticulously crafted parquet wood floor with wood paneling halfway up the walls. It is the first of many rooms to be half-clad in wood.

In the family room and solarium, the wood carries on overhead as deeply stained rafters and panels.

In one room everything is wood.

One closet has been converted to a sauna with cedar planks covering every surface.

The 6,500-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, many with working fireplaces, so there’s something to do with all that wood if its not to the taste of new homeowner.

The house also comes with a two-story, four-car brick garage.


The foyer has an intricate parquet floor. [Courtesy of KoenigRubloff Realty Group]


The family room is dominated by a large brick fireplace with built-in cabinets.


One of the closets has been converted into a sauna.


The house has its own solarium.