Yesterday I toured the mansion for sale at 1352 N. LaSalle Blvd. in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. The home was built in 1886 for the inventor of margarine, John F. Jelke.
There are 5 levels including a basement in this 9,200 SF home. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. The home has much of the original woodwork and pocket doors. When I toured 1352 N. LaSalle Blvd. I noticed 5 features that make it stand out from other Chicago mansions for sale.
1. 7 working fireplaces including 2 in the master suite
2. An elevator which you don’t often see in vintage homes here
3. A 5 car garage
4. A remodeled 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in the basement
5. A remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath coach house apartment
The outdoor space includes decks on the main and top levels. There’s also a large garden and walkway on the north side.
1352 N. LaSalle Blvd. was a halfway house in the 1940s for alcohol and drug abusers. In 1979 it was purchased and rennovated. According to Curbed Chicago, in 1987 Antoinette Giancana, the daughter of a Chicago mob boss, posed for a Playboy pictorial in the home’s marble tub.
The mansion is located 3 blocks from the Red Line Stop at Clark and Division. It’s 4 blocks from Lincoln Park.
1352 N. LASALLE BLVD., CHICAGO, IL 60610 WALK SCORE MAP
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