Short Sale: Historic Claude Seymour House Chops $3M Off Asking Price in Chicago
SHORT SALE: $2,600,000 | Built c.1913 | 6 Beds | 6 Baths | 12,000 Sq. Ft. | 0.37 Acres
817 W Hutchinson Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60613
One of the largest and most impressive residences in Buena Park’s Hutchinson Street District has been reduced to $2,600,000. The historic Prairie-style mansion was designed by architect George Washington Maher and was built c.1913 for jewelry executive Claude Seymour. According to an article on ChicagoMag.com, John and Karen Baca purchased the historic residence in 1989 for $882,500. The couple were married in the living room and subsequently spent several years restoring her to her former glory. A previous owner had ripped out a panelled library to create a space that would overlook a hot tub in the basement. The couple restored the library where it should be, as well as upgraded the kitchen, bathrooms and all the mechanical systems. ChicagoMag.com also said that while restoring the residence, the couple lived in the former servants’ quarters on the third floor. Following the extensive restoration, the 12,000 square foot home hit the market in 2011 for $5,195,000. It remained for sale until early-2013 and had dropped as low as $4,500,000. It came back on the market in November of 2017 for $5,690,000 and has since dropped to $2,600,000. The current listing has it labelled as a short sale and mentions that the owner is accepting offers. The interiors include mahogany and hardwood throughout, stained class windows, a one-of-a-kind staircase, sun room, library, game room and six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The home sits on an expansive 0.37 acre property encompassing 5 and a half city lots and includes a studio above the garage. The Claude Seymour House is on the market for $2,600,000 with Coldwell Banker.