Yesterday I toured the mansion for sale at 2138 N. Hudson Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood. If you’re looking for a mansion that’s much more linear than vertical with some unique artistic touches, this may be the home for you.
2136 and 2138 N. Hudson were built in 1948 and 1952 as an artist colony. According to the Chicago Tribune, some of the original lumber came from a Methodist church razed by a fire. For more on the history of the home see “Refuge – Lush Courtyard Building Is A Work in Progress“. The home was renovated in 2000 by the current owners.
There are 3 levels in this 8,000 SF home. It has 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and one half bathroom. In addition to a front yard, there is a large deck on the second level off the family room and a small deck on the third level off the master suite.
There are 3 fireplaces and an attached 3 car garage. There is no basement.
When I toured 2138 N. Hudson Ave. I noticed 5 features that make it stand out from other Chicago mansions for sale.
1. It’s linear layout.
2. The 3 stairways at both ends and in the middle.
3. First and second level front entrances
4. Stone and railings exterior with ceramic painted tiles embedded in the stones
5. Original apartment doors
2138 N. Hudson Ave.is located a quarter of a mile west of the Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s Walk Score of 85 is above average for Lincoln Park. It’s less than a 5 minute walk to multiple buses that will have you downtown in a few minutes.
2138 N. HUDSON AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60614 WALK SCORE MAP
For more details and photos see 2138 N. Hudson St. Showings require a minimum of 24 hours notice.
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