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An incredible opportunity to invest in the potential of an historic home the Kenwood neighborhood. House requires work - but is gracious, spacious and is priced to move. At the time this home was constructed there were only four houses on the 4800 block of Greenwood Avenue; Kenwood was then a bucolic suburban retreat. The catalysts fostering the growth of the neighborhood (the founding of the University of Chicago and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition) were years away. For a century and a half this home has stood proudly as the world evolved around it - a new century dawned (twice) and houses by architectural innovators including Frank Lloyd Wright and Burnham & Root rose nearby. A resurgence occurred as the community was landmarked, and a neighbor elected president. And through it all 4849 endured. The ambience of those earlier years remains: a handsome staircase, leaded windows, high ceilings, warming fireplaces and a verdant yard. This welcoming, spacious home offers a layout that can be reconceived for the 21st century, including space for a large kitchen and family room. With six bedrooms, four full and one-half baths, enclosed porches and lovely formal rooms on the main level, this house provides ample space indoors, and out. Hyde Park and Kenwood are vibrant communities - enhanced by the University of Chicago, adjacent to the city's magnificent lakefront and located a mere ten-minute drive from the Loop. This is an amazing opportunity to write the next chapter of this home's enduring legacy. Showings will be scheduled for Saturday, July 20th, 12-3:00. Property is sold as is.

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Listed by Susan O'Connor of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

Based on information submitted to MRED  as of July 14, 2024 . All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED.   All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy.  Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

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