Urban Digs: Historic Home in Chicago, Ill.

Built in 1891, this Romanesque Revival home is a only a short drive from Chicago's Old Town and Lincoln Park. The 11,000-square-foot property includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a large library, multiple entertaining spaces and a rooftop deck that overlooks the city.

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Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Historic Chicago Residence Exterior

This historic Chicago residence was built in 1891. It offers a unique perspective on the city's architectural story with its own Romanesque Revival details paired up with skyline views.

Arched Front Door and Sitting Room

The arched front door to this Chicago home has all the charm of a hobbit hole...only with five floors, it's much, much bigger!

Traditional Dining Room With Checkered Floor

Not one, not two, not three but nine fireplaces grace this historic Chicago home, spread out over the residence's five floors.

Traditional Staircase With Leaded Glass Window

Lovely details are found throughout the 1891 home, like the wainscoting and bannisters of these stairs and the pretty wood floors. Light filters in through a leaded glass window, crafted by the Colorsmith Studio.

Library and Study Room With Round Table

The house has multiple bonus rooms for studying, relaxing, entertaining.... This one has access to a scenic patio.

White Traditional Sitting Room With Oak Floor

The floors in many of the rooms are hand-crafted, rift-sawn white oak with brass inlay.

Traditional Library With Mural

Whimsical murals make this sitting room have the mood of an old-fashioned club. Pour a whisky and stay awhile.

White Chef Kitchen With Stone Floor

Many of the home's custom cabinets are original to its 1891 construction, though updated for modern needs. Several of the original light fixtures were kept and restored as well.

White Chef Kitchen With Stone Floor

The house may have been built over a hundred years ago, but you'd never know it to look at the kitchen. Chef-grade appliances and a fresh, open feel make the modern family feel right at home.

Traditional Dining Room With Coffered Ceiling

The formal dining room features one of the home's nine working fireplaces, beautifully-detailed coffered ceilings and two glittering chandeliers.

Traditional Game Room With Paneling

Play a little pool while the fire crackles nearby? Yes, please! The second floor of this five-story house is the main entertaining floor and includes this inviting game room with a billiard table, fireplace and soaring ceiling.

Wine Room With Tasting Area

This Chicago residence is staycation central! The home's bottom floor is completely finished and includes a wine room with a tasting area, home theater, fitness room and a spa.

Neutral Traditional Bedroom With Red Rug

This bedroom gives occupants urban Chicago views and keeps them cozy with a fireplace.

Walk-In Closet With Loveseat

Some apartments are probably smaller than this palatial walk-in closet with floor-to-ceiling storage (shoe racks, drawers, shelves) and space for a sofa.

Red and White Traditional Bedroom With Four-Poster Bed

Ticking stripes on the wallpaper of this traditional bedroom, one of five, give a tailored snap to the handsome wood furnishings.

Neutral Single Vanity Bathroom With Rounded Cabinet

Each of the five bedrooms in the house comes with its own bathroom. This one features some of the home's restored custom cabinetry.

Bedroom With Check Pattern Accents

The house's top floor has three spacious guest bedroom suites, bringing the bedroom total to five. This one smartens up its look with black-and-white and neutral checks.

Upper Floor Terrace With Skyscraper View

The long, broad terrace feels like an oasis amidst the skyscrapers. It has a sitting area and a dining area.

Upper Floor Terrace With Chicago Views

A large enclosed terrace with pretty Chicago views extends off the back of the home's third floor, a natural expansion of the master bedroom suite.

Urban Courtyard With Brick Wall

This courtyard is accessed from the home's main floor, where there's also a living room, gourmet kitchen and a guest suite.

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