The historic Florsheim Mansion in Chicago's Gold Coast has hit the market once again after going on sale in 2010 and flirting with life as a rental property.
The 4,500 square foot five-bedroom, five-bathroom space was recently re-listed for $2,199,000, according to Realtor.com.
(Scroll down for photos of the Florsheim Mansion in Chicago's Gold Coast.)
Once the home of Lillian Florsheim, the shoe heiress and sculptor, the well-known architect Andrew Rebori built the home in 1938 and sold it to Florsheim in 1946.
Later, it was amended in the 1950s by Florsheim's son-in-law, according to Curbed Chicago. The helpful relative just so happened to be Bertrand Goldberg, the famous Chicago architect behind such iconic buildings as Marina City and the Prentice Women's Hospital Building.
Originally two separate structures, Goldberg built the now-famous 35-foot gallery kitchen to connect the main house to the coach house. Lillian Florsheim used the coach house as design studio and party venue, and was later used as a rental portion of the property.
Chicago Magazine noted the mansion is a landmark home and, "one of Chicago’s sexiest."
Adding to the sexy factor is a sweeping outdoor garden space, media room and curvaceous windows.
Listing agent Michael Rosenblum told Chicago Magazine the cost — which hasn't changed much from its 2010 price tag — is justifiable:
"This is a jewel in the city — a great piece of design you can live in — and so much of the original from the cultural moment that made this home is still intact here for somebody who appreciates it.”
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