The Theurer-Wrigley House Returns With Pictures of Its Wonderful Ballroom: 2466 N. Lakeview

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The Theurer-Wrigley 9-bedroom mansion at 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park has returned to the market.

We’ve chattered about it several times over the years, with the last time in November 2014 when it recently came back on the market.

See our chatter here.

Back in 2014, it was unclear what was happening with it as a lis pendens foreclosure had been filed.

Now we know.

According to Dennis Rodkin at Crain’s, the mansion reverted to Bank of America in September 2016.

From Crain’s:

The palatial house was built in 1896, designed by architect Richard Schmidt in a late-Italian Renaissance style for Joseph Theurer, president of the Schoenhofen Brewing Company. In 1911, he sold it to William Wrigley, Jr. the chewing gum company’s founder. He died in 1932, but the family held onto the home until 1984.

The house was empty much of that time, and at one point was considered for use as the official residence of the mayor of Chicago. It was declared a Chicago landmark in 1979. An art publisher, Nicholas Jannes, bought the mansion from the Wrigley family in 1984 and put it through an extensive renovation over the next four years. He sold it to the Tetzlaffs in 2004.

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

It has much of the features of a mansion built in 1896 including original cherry and mahogany wood paneling and staircases. It has crown molding and 5 fireplaces along with herringbone floors.

The main house has 9-bedrooms in 13,705 square feet. 5 of the bedrooms are on the second floor, three are on the third and one is in the lower level.

From the listing of what else the house includes:

“a grand foyer; a solarium; butler’s pantry; wine bar; walk-in vault; game rooms; staff quarters; a mahogany paneled library; sprawling master suite with his and hers baths; and top floor ball room with unobstructed Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan views.”

Where else have you seen a house with an actual ballroom? You MUST look at the pictures. They seem so much better this go-around.

There is also a 2000 square foot coach house with 2 residential units on the 85×120 property with 5-car parking, 3 cars in a garage and 2-cars on the driveway.

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There’s no central air, only window units.

And, according to the Crain’s story, the kitchen needs updating.

Given the bones of this house, and the strong luxury market, will this sell quickly at this lower price?

Anthony Disano at Parkvue Realty has the listing. See the pictures and floor plan here.

2466 N. Lakeview: 9 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 13,705 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
  • Was listed in November 2014 for $8.695 million
  • Withdrawn
  • Bank owned by Bank of America in September 2016
  • Currently listed for $7.15 million
  • Taxes are now $150,325 (they were $145,294 in 2014 and $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)

22 Responses to “The Theurer-Wrigley House Returns With Pictures of Its Wonderful Ballroom: 2466 N. Lakeview”

  1. Is it in foreclosure? Just seems odd for the oven and other things to be stripped out of it for showing in a home of that class.

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  2. Great home, wish I could afford it!

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  3. Great home. +1 for the drone photos. But from inside, I’m not seeing any Lake Michigan views.

    One problem – the kitchen layout is hopeless. So many doors cut the kitchen into little pieces. I would combine the kitchen, pantry, and parlor into a chef’s kitchen worthy of this home. The kitchen needs professional appliances, long countertops and spacious islands. It should flow.

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  4. ” combine the kitchen, pantry, and parlor into a chef’s kitchen ”

    Nah, leave the parlor and butler’s pantry alone, and grab the ‘bedroom’. You then have ~350 sf in a nice rectangle, plus a ~8×8 el, with 3 doors, and don’t have to mess with the wet wall bt the current kitchen and butler’s pantry. Might even be able to steal a little from the entry bath.

    “oven”

    Ted must have wanted to keep the Cornue.

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  5. How would you care for all that woodwork? Doesn’t it require annual polishing/waxing to keep the wood in pristine condition?

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  6. I’m sure hiring someone for maintenance and dusting woodwork would be the least of your worries if you could truly afford this home. Obviously the last owners couldn’t.

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  7. “window air conditioners”. Would think they could afford downdraft central air sometime along it’s history.

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  8. “I’m sure hiring someone for maintenance and dusting woodwork would be the least of your worries”

    You could have it all done annually (likely with weekly touch up) for less than the tax bill.

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  9. piano nobile!

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  10. “window air conditioners”. Would think they could afford downdraft central air sometime along it’s history.”

    The article says no one lived there for like 40 to 50 years. So why would you add in expensive central air? And it’s near the lake anyway- with lake breezes.

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  11. “Is it in foreclosure? Just seems odd for the oven and other things to be stripped out of it for showing in a home of that class.”

    It says right in the post (and in the blog post we did in 2014) that there was a lis pendens filed years ago and now the Bank of America owns it.

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  12. This house is crazy, I know the neighbors and their house is ridiculous but this one is on a completely different level

    its so pretty and right on Lincoln park, just a huge place, reminds me of a museum

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  13. “Where else have you seen a house with an actual ballroom?”

    a friend of a friend has a ballroom in this home. Smaller than the featured property of course but still…I guess it was a thing to have ballrooms back in the day.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/757-W-Hutchinson-St-60613/home/13396844

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  14. I saw a mansion in Kenwood a few years ago; the entire top floor was a ballroom, with built-in bar, restrooms and balcony.

    I’m guessing that at least one bedroom and bath were originally “servant’s quarters?”

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  15. The more recent “history” and back story of this Chicago landmark is beyond reproach and a prime example of your city’s corruption and shenanigans and living way beyond your means. Hopefully Trump can save ya but I truly believe it’s too late. The entire NATION is talking about $hitcago now and Detroit hasn’t even been mentioned in 2 years.

    Truly pitiful city including most of it’s redidents. Hopefully squatters don’t take over like that other “landmark” on Belden and strip the copper plumbing and roof too. How embarrassing.

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  16. Sabrina diz bitch: Why do they mention (and obviously need) “window air conditioners” then?

    This isn’t your workplace where you were hired just because you’re female even though brainless. Come again with a better argument QuartKnee. Seriously, how stupid can a Chicago bitch be? I hope you get clobbered and maimed for your cellphone while stumbling home from the bar in Lakeview and “not being aware of your surroundings”. Stay in the mall…..and in your lane.

    Sabrina. Who the F names their kid Sabrina?!

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  17. I’m guessing that at least one bedroom and bath were originally “servant’s quarters?”

    The coach house was apparently originally the servant’s quarters.

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  18. Whats more pitiful, a person who doesn’t live here anymore trolling a low traffic local real estate blog, or us rube residents?

    Here’s someone who subscribes to alternative facts it seems

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  19. “beyond reproach and a prime example of your city’s corruption and shenanigans”

    Someone doesn’t understand the meaning of “beyond reproach”, going so far as to prove that misunderstanding in the sentence.

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  20. Nice place, but not practical. Maybe tear down for a high rise if allowed.

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  21. “Nice place, but not practical. Maybe tear down for a high rise if allowed.”

    It’s landmarked (as it says in the blog post.)

    So, no, you’re not tearing it down and building a high rise.

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  22. Landmarked … that thing will sit for a loooong time. I’m sure anyone shopping in the $10mm bracket would just be thrilled to continually seek approval from some commissioner that won’t earn that figure in her/her lifetime.

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