On and Off the Market for 6 Years: The Fugitive House at 336 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park

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This 5-bedroom single family home at 336 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park first came on the market in June 2011.

We’ve chattered about it several times over the years, most recently in October 2015. See that chatter here.

It is known as the “Fugitive House” as parts of the movie The Fugitive, with Harrison Ford, were filmed there. The movie was released in 1993.

If you recall, it was built in 1981 on a larger than average Chicago lot of 32×126.

It has a lot of features you don’t normally find in single family homes including a sauna, an elevator and an indoor pool.

It also has a 3 car garage.

The kitchen has white cabinets and a stainless steel refrigerator.

There are 3 master suites.

The glass catwalk in the main living space plays a key role in the movie.

In 2015, it had been reduced to $3.5 million. It is still listed at $3.5 million.

After all these years on the market, will it finally sell in 2017?

Margaret Wilczek at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff still has the listing. See the pictures again here.

336 W. Wisconsin: 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6129 square feet, 3 car garage

  • Sold sometime before 1994 (?)
  • Originally listed in June 2011 for $3.95 million
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in March 2012 at $3.699 million
  • Under contract briefly in August 2012
  • Was listed in May 2013 at $3.699 million
  • Was still listed in 2014
  • Was re-listed in May 2015 for $3.65 million
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in October 2015 for $3.5 million
  • Currently still listed for $3.5 million
  • Taxes are now $52,664 (they were $54,188 in October 2015 and $48,774 in May 2013)
  • Central Air
  • Sauna
  • Elevator
  • Indoor pool
  • Bedroom #1: 15×19 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 12×22 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 13×16 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 13×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #5: 14×18 (fourth floor)
  • Family room: 17×20 (main floor)

15 Responses to “On and Off the Market for 6 Years: The Fugitive House at 336 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park”

  1. honestly I can’t believe this beautiful relic from the 90’s hasn’t sold yet. I think its fantastic! Can anyone give me a small loan of a hundred million dollars?

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  2. But I thought Lincoln Park was hot hot hot! How has this not been bid up by Chinese investors/Private Equity/easily-framed doctors?

    And how is it that this home got a property tax reduction yet modest homes (2/5ths of the size of this behemoth) on northwest side are going up? Hopefully that’s a typo or data-entry error.

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  3. Sonies – only with 0% down and no collateral. 5/1 ARM sound good? Got any student loan debt or jet skis you want to buy? We’ll bundle those in too.

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  4. I love it. The bedrooms don’t seem all that private though.

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  5. I almost feel like the sellers are gloating by listing it so we can all be reminded of their homes awesomeness every few months.

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  6. so let’s start a list. We have:

    The Fugitive Home
    The Ferris Beuller House
    The Home Alone Home

    what else

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  7. I love it and also agree the taxes are a typo or, to quote Trump, “what the hell is going on?”

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  8. re: Taxes:

    2015: $71,910.06, plus
    2015: $712.45

    Property has two PINs.

    Current owner is an “easily-framed doctor”.

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  9. Curbed wrote about the house a few years ago:http://chicago.curbed.com/2011/7/7/10457648/the-house-where-the-fugitive-was-filmed-hits-the-market-for-395

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  10. “Curbed wrote about the house a few years ago”

    Sure. Everyone in Chicago real estate has. Crib Chatter has written about it 4 or 5 times now. But that’s what happens when it’s been on and off the market for 6 years.

    Notice how Curbed basically ignores it now.

    And, frankly, I don’t think anyone cares that it was the Fugitive House. Millennials don’t even know that movie. And they are quickly becoming the target buyer for this house, the longer it is on the market.

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  11. “so let’s start a list. We have:

    The Fugitive Home
    The Ferris Beuller House
    The Home Alone Home

    what else”

    The other two finally sold.

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  12. LOL what millenials can afford a 3 million dollar house?

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  13. what else”

    The other two finally sold.”

    I meant what other homes featured in movies are around Chicago?

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  14. I meant what other homes featured in movies are around Chicago?

    Lots of films shot here including all the John Hughes movies.

    What about the Risky Business house? Wasn’t that on the market not that long ago? I think it was.

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  15. wasn’t there some condo that filmed some crappy vince vaugn movie (I think with Jen Aniston?) in it that was for sale?

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