Landmark Greystone on Drexel Boulevard Sells for $550K
SOLD | Built c.1900 | 7 Beds | 4 Baths | 6,290 Sq. Ft. | 0.23 Acres
4628 S Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60653
It’s hard to miss this landmark home driving down Chicago’s Drexel Boulevard; it’s one of the last remaining historic single family residences in the area. The stately mansion was designed by famed architect Horatio Wilson and built c.1900 for Benjamin Bensinger, third generation of the Brunswick and Bensinger family that owned the Brunswick bowling and billiards company. According to Chicago Business, the 6,290 square foot mansion has remained mostly unchanged since at least 1992 when it was foreclosed on and sold for $80,000. The vacant structure hit the market in early-2018 for $849,000 before selling in December of that year for $550,000. The buyers, Sergio and Frances Salinas, have big plans for the mansion. The couple told Chicago Business, “We’ll clean up the baroque ceiling, the original tile, every piece of historical charm, just bring it all back.” The pair plan on spending nearly three years restoring the interiors and upgrading plumbing & climate systems. The most recent listing described it as one of the most beautiful mansions on Drexel Boulevard with many original details such as an ornately tiled gallery floor, fireplace, a barrel domed baroque plaster ceiling and original hardwood & millwork throughout. This home is undeniably beautiful and we’re excited to see updates throughout the restoration!