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522 W Deming Place

Chicago, Illinois 60614

Susan Lawrence

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Property Type
Single Family
Community Area
Lincoln Park

Restoration took four long years. The 3-1/2 story home was built in 1883 for Sarah Belle Congdon Wilson (1844-1923), a survivor of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, and her second husband, oysterman and restaurateur, John Stiles Wilson (1839-1904). It was one of the earliest homes in what is now the Arlington-Deming Historic District. Bloom Properties acquired the long vacant home in 2016. Pipes had burst. Roofs leaked. Lath and plaster crumbled. The grand staircase sagged. Pocket doors jammed. Art glass was shattered. Years of paint and neglect entombed the rooms. Plans and permits consumed year one. Exterior restoration took another full year. Inside, the team slowly began peeling back the layers of age, neglect and the patchwork of improvements that had been done over the years. The approach was careful, respectful and time-intensive. Preservation was the first priority. Every decision carefully considered the integrity of the home's original construction and design. Gradually, the heart of the home was uncovered. Sunlight warms every room. Flowers are the central design theme. Sunflowers bloom in the terra cotta, limestone and millwork, inside and out. Cherry blossoms, sunflowers, daisies, ferns and vines dance through the jewel-toned art glass. The hand-painted oyster smack at the center of the entry foyer's leaded glass window hints at the home's original owners. Exceptionally skilled craftsmen built this home in 1883. A team of equally skilled artisans have worked to honor them by restoring, reusing, rebuilding and re-purposing as many of the home's original features as possible. The elaborate millwork detail is again complete. Behind the walls, fully restored hardware again operates the pocket doors and windows. Original floor joists have been re-purposed to create a bench in the fitness room. The Tennessee quarry where the fireplaces' Tennessee Red Marble mantels were originally sourced was found so the missing and broken pieces were perfectly matched. Only six families have lived in the home in its nearly 150 year history. Will you be the next?

Full Features
Architecture Style: Victorian
Exterior Type: Brick,Stone
Basement: Finished
Beds Above Grade: 6
Beds Below Grade: 0
Cooling System: Central Air, Zoned
Heating System: Gas, Forced Air
Appliances: Oven-Double, Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Bar, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Oven/Built-in, Range Hood, Water Purifier, Water Purifier Owned, Other
Main Level Primary Bedroom: No
Fireplace: Yes
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Garage
Parking Spaces: 3
Roof Type: Slate,Other
Room Count: 14
Water Front: No
Square Feet: 6,600
Tax Amount: $61,054
Tax Year: 2019
Internal Features: Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 1st Floor Laundry, 2nd Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
External Features: Balcony, Deck, Patio, Porch, Storms/Screens

Room Information
Living Room: 13X26 - Main Level
Dining Room: 19X12 - Main Level
Kitchen: 19X10 - Main Level
Family Room: 24X21 - Basement
Primary Bedroom: 13X26 - 2nd Level
2nd Bedroom: 13X12 - 2nd Level
3rd Bedroom: 13X10 - 2nd Level
4th Bedroom: 13X12 - 2nd Level
6th Bdrm: 13X13 - 3rd Level
Library: 19X13 - Main Level
Exercise Rm: 17X12 - Basement
Theater Rm: 14X14 - Basement
Family Room - Down: 24X21 - Basement

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $61,054

Listing information updated today (11/28/2020)

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School District(s)
City Of Chicago SD 299
Elementary School
Alcott Elementary School
Middle School
Alcott Elementary School
High School
Lincoln Park High School

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Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Fullerton (0.54 miles away)

Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest

at Clybourn Metra (1.51 miles away), Clybourn


522 W Deming Place Chicago, Illinois 60614 is a single family home currently listed at $6,700,000. 522 W Deming Place features 6 bedroom(s) and 6 bath(s). This single family home has been listed on @properties since October 23rd, 2020 and was built in 1883. Nearby schools include Alcott Elementary School, Lincoln Park High School. The nearest transit stops include Fullerton CTA Brown line, Union Pacific North Clybourn Metra. Want to learn more about 522 W Deming Place Chicago, Illinois 60614? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.