Historic c.1905 Burton F. Hales Mansion Sells for $1.57M
SOLD | Built c.1905 | 9,500 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 5.5+ Baths | 0.93 Acres
509 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, United States, 60302
Considered by many as the gem of Oak Park, this towering limestone Tudor Revival mansion has sold for $1.57 million after a decade on the market. The historic home hit the market in 2016 following a lengthly restoration, property records reveal it last sold in 2003 for $1.5 million. The 9,500 square foot mansion was designed by architect H.G. Fiddelke and built c.1905 for prominent grain merchant Burton F. Hales, whom the home is named after. There are five fireplaces, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms as well as original features including quarter-sawn oak and mahogany panelling, beamed ceilings, art glass windows, a grand ballroom and mosaic floors. An article by Chicago Tribune put out on October 1, 2000 reveals some of the history of the 21 room structure. According to Chicago Tribune, the home served as the provincial headquarters for the Society of Jesus for nearly 50 years, with six high ranking members of the Jesuit order living on site. Today, the mansion sits on a large 0.91 acre corner lot surrounded in iron fencing. The Burton F. Hales Mansion had been on the market as much as $2.65 million.