The Chicago area is no stranger to elaborate homes with a history of being featured on the silver screen, but few are as impressive as a four-story, 6,200-square-foot East Lincoln Park home, which you might recognize from the 1993 Harrison Ford thriller "The Fugitive," that's currently on the market with a mere $3,950,000 price tag.
The home, as reported by Chicago Curbed, went on the market last month. The lot on which it sits, 336 W. Wisconsin Avenue, is a stone's throw from the Lincoln Park Zoo and was originally purchased from the city for $45,000 and developed by architect Ron Ysla in 1979. After he and his family completed the bottom two floors, they moved to Winnetka and sold the home to J. Roderick MacArthur. After MacArthur died in 1984, its current owner and occupant, Polish-born doctor Norbert Gleicher took it over. Gleicher reportedly met Ford and "The Fugitive" director Andrew Davis at a restaurant -- and they hit it off to such an extent that some of the scenes from the film ended up being filmed there.
Among the home's many features are an indoor swimming pool, an elevator, a glass-floored catwalk, a sauna, a three-car garage, front yard and garage roof deck areas. The home comes with five bedrooms (three of which are fireplace-inclusive master suites), four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
Want to see more? Gleicher offered a brief video tour of the home during a recent episode of "Open House." The property will also be on display during an open house from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday.
Need a refresher on some of the most memorable moments of "The Fugitive"? We're a fan of Marshal Biggs, speaking of the Chicago River: "If they can dye the river green today, why can't they dye it blue the other 364 days of the year?" In another scene, depicting the St. Patrick's Day Parade, former Mayor Richard M. Daley is featured (alongside future senator Roland Burris) for a split second (around the 1:00 mark of the linked video). The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, one of which (best supporting actor) was won by Tommy Lee Jones.
All photos appear courtesy of Rubloff Properties and VHT. For more information, visit the home's listing.