The Thuerer-Wrigley House is Back on the Market: 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

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We last chattered about this 9-bedroom mansion at 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park in November 2011.

You can see our previous chatter here.

Strangely enough, I just mentioned this house in a comment on another post and here it is being re-listed.

The house is known as the Theurer-Wrigley House.

Located directly on Lincoln Park on the corner of Lakeview and Arlington, the mansion was built in 1894 for brewery baron Joseph Theurer in the Italian Renaissance style.

According to Wikipedia, he sold it to the Wrigley family in 1911 but they largely abandoned the property in the 1930s. Apparently, during the Great Depression, according to Wikipedia, many mansions became subject to burglaries and kidnappings, such as that of the Lindbergh baby.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

The house last sold in 2004 for $9 million.

It has much of the features of a mansion built in 1894 including original cherry and mahogany wood paneling and staircases. It has crown molding and 5 fireplaces.

The main house has 9-bedrooms in 15,000 square feet. 5 of the bedrooms are on the second floor, three are on the third and one is in the lower level.

There is also a coach house on the 85×120 property with 5-car parking, 3 cars in a garage and 2-cars on the driveway.

There’s no central air, only window units.

The listing also doesn’t have any pictures of the kitchen or baths.

In 2011, it was listed at $9.5 million. It was on the market for a year before being removed.

It has come back on the market at $8.695 million.

In May 2011, there was also a lis pendens foreclosure filed against the property.

Crain’s investigated what was going on with the foreclosure filing:

The status of the foreclosure suit is unclear. Court records show case documents were filed as recently as July. Mr. Tetzlaff and James Benak, a local lawyer representing him in the foreclosure suit, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

In 2011, some of you thought a developer might buy this house and turn it into condos similar to what they did with the McCormick Mansion in the Gold Coast and the Marshall Field Mansion in the Prairie District.

What do you think will happen now?

Will it find a buyer this time around?

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Mary Bennett at KoenigRubloff again has the listing. See the pictures here.

2466 N. Lakeview: 9 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 15,000 square feet in the main house, coach house with 2 apartments, 5 car parking

  • Sold in April 2004 for $9 million
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in May 2011
  • Was listed in October 2011 for $9.5 million
  • Withdrawn in October 2012
  • Currently listed at $8.695 million
  • Taxes are now $145,294 (they were $118,395 in 2011)
  • No central air- window units only
  • 2 apartments in coach house for staff
  • 5 fireplaces
  • Bedroom #1: 20×17 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 18×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 14×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 20×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #5: 15×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #6: 18×13 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #7: 19×16 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #8: 11×10 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #9: 15×12 (lower level)

 

6 Responses to “The Thuerer-Wrigley House is Back on the Market: 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park”

  1. Me gusta!

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  2. such a beautiful house I’d have a hard time affording it if given to me free though with those taxes lol

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  3. Great old house- I’m surprised it goes begging, what with the number of uber-wealthy people building mansions in LP and Lakeview that cost more but have far less going for them in the way of charm, character, and quality. Just try finding the Italian craftsmen who could do stonework like that in this age.

    I guess prospective buyers are concerned with energy costs. These old buildings tend to be very badly insulated, but a skilled, sensitive restoration could amend that. If is done correctly, the appearance will be preserved so well you wouldn’t guess the place had been touched.

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  4. “I guess prospective buyers are concerned with energy costs.”

    probably not a large factor in a buying decision at this price point…

    I think it is more “money can’t buy you taste” sort of thing going on, and some folks would rather brag about their custom home having everything they want than buying some forclosed mansion no matter how gorgeous it is.

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  5. Such a beautiful house and a nice piece of history. I hope it finds an owner that will love it for what it is and preserve it as a single family home.

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  6. ….Buying my lottery ticket now. Wow. This is a stunner….and to think it was restored in such a thoughtful manner. My heart aches thinking this could be carved up into condos and how much detail will be lost in the process.

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