522 W Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois 60614

$6,700,000
6
BD
5
Full Baths
1
Half Bath
6,600
SqFt
List Price
$6,700,000
MLS#
MRD10915385
Status
ACTIVE
Type
Single Family Residential
Subtype
Detached Single
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Living Area
6,600
County
Cook
City
Chicago
Neighborhood
Lincoln Park
Days On Market
37

Property Description

Restoration took four long years. The 3-1/2 story home was built in 1883 for Sarah Belle Congdon Wilson (1844-1923), a survivor of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, and her second husband, oysterman and restaurateur, John Stiles Wilson (1839-1904). It was one of the earliest homes in what is now the Arlington-Deming Historic District. Bloom Properties acquired the long vacant home in 2016. Pipes had burst. Roofs leaked. Lath and plaster crumbled. The grand staircase sagged. Pocket doors jammed. Art glass was shattered. Years of paint and neglect entombed the rooms. Plans and permits consumed year one. Exterior restoration took another full year. Inside, the team slowly began peeling back the layers of age, neglect and the patchwork of improvements that had been done over the years. The approach was careful, respectful and time-intensive. Preservation was the first priority. Every decision carefully considered the integrity of the home's original construction and design. Gradually, the heart of the home was uncovered. Sunlight warms every room. Flowers are the central design theme. Sunflowers bloom in the terra cotta, limestone and millwork, inside and out. Cherry blossoms, sunflowers, daisies, ferns and vines dance through the jewel-toned art glass. The hand-painted oyster smack at the center of the entry foyer's leaded glass window hints at the home's original owners. Exceptionally skilled craftsmen built this home in 1883. A team of equally skilled artisans have worked to honor them by restoring, reusing, rebuilding and re-purposing as many of the home's original features as possible. The elaborate millwork detail is again complete. Behind the walls, fully restored hardware again operates the pocket doors and windows. Original floor joists have been re-purposed to create a bench in the fitness room. The Tennessee quarry where the fireplaces' Tennessee Red Marble mantels were originally sourced was found so the missing and broken pieces were perfectly matched. Only six families have lived in the home in its nearly 150 year history. Will you be the next?

Additional Information

School District
299
Elementary School
Alcott Elementary School
High School
Lincoln Park High School
Corporate Limits
Chicago
Tax Year
2019
Tax Exemptions
Homeowner
Tax Amount
$61,054
Frequency
Not Applicable
Year Built
1883
Exterior Building Type
Brick, Stone
Exterior Property Features
Balcony, Deck, Patio, Porch, Storms/Screens
Lot Dimensions
40X190
Lot Size Range
Oversized Chicago Lot
Parking
Garage
Number Of Cars
3
Garage Spaces
3
Garage
Garage Door Opener(s), Transmitter(s), 7 Foot or more high garage door
Air Conditioning
Central Air, Zoned
Heating
Natural Gas, Forced Air
Sewer
Public Sewer
Interior Property Features
Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 1st Floor Laundry, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Interior Fireplaces
5
Full Baths
5
Half Baths
1
Master Bath
Full
Basement
Yes
Kitchen Size
19X10
Kitchen Level
Main Level
Kitchen Flooring
Hardwood
Living Room Size
13X26
Living Room Level
Main Level
Living Room Flooring
Hardwood
Family Room Size
24X21
Family Room Level
Basement
Family Room Flooring
Hardwood
Master Bedroom Size
13X26
Master Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Master Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Second Bedroom Size
13X12
Second Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Second Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Third Bedroom Size
13X10
Third Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Third Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Fourth Bedroom Size
13X12
Fourth Bedroom Level
2nd Level
Fourth Bedroom Flooring
Hardwood
Rooms
6th Bdrm 13X13 3rd Level Hardwood, Library 19X13 Main Level Hardwood, Exercise Rm 17X12 Basement Other, Theater Rm 14X14 Basement Carpet, Family Room - Down 24X21 Basement Hardwood, Utility Room-2nd Floor 8X5 2nd Level, 5th Bdrm 17X12 3rd Level Hardwood, Pantry 9X9 Main Level Hardwood, Walk in Closet 14X8 2nd Level Hardwood, Deck 21X9 Main Level Hardwood

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