The ornate State Parkway home was once owned by a 19th century Chicago beer baron
After languishing on the market for more than three years, this historic gold coast mansion is back once again with an even lower asking price. Built in 1886 by Norwegian-born architect Harald M. Hansen for local beer baron George A. Weiss, the Gilded Age home is wrapped in a classic Chicago facade adorned with carved stone and copper detailing.
Inside, the 7,000-square-foot home features an impressive collection of original millwork including rich wood floors, ceilings, decorative panelling, staircases, and fireplaces. The bright and updated kitchen opens onto a rear patio—an outdoor space further supplemented by the home’s private rooftop terrace and large greenhouse.
Since first listing in 2014 for a whopping $5.8 million, the 19th century brownstone has been the recipient of some serious price cuts. In 2016, the property unsuccessfully sought $4.8 million, $4.3 million, and $4.1 million. The home returned earlier this year for $3.9 million before skimming another $10,000 off its asking price yesterday.
- 1428 North State Parkway, Chicago IL [Estately]
- The Gold Coast’s George A. Weiss House Lists for $5.8M [Curbed Chicago]
- Previous Gold Coast coverage [Curbed Chicago]