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5235 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL – $1,450,000

  • 8 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,836 Sqft
  • .28 Acres
  • 8 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,836 Sqft
  • .28 Acres

5235 South University Avenue

Best known for his work at major American universities, James Gamble Rogers designed this extraordinary cruciform-shaped home, which is on the market for the first time in over 50 years. Featuring magnificent public rooms with glorious leaded windows, Art Nouveau lighting, mahogany pocket doors and woodwork, and masterful fireplaces - this home is just blocks from the University of Chicago and walking distance to all Hyde Park has to offer. The current owners redid the plaster, stripped the painted woodwork, installed the ductwork for air conditioning, and lovingly took care of the property for decades. The kitchen and adjacent Butler's Pantry provide ample space to prepare meals served in the wainscoted dining room. An imposing stairway over a connecting arched passage leads to three floors above. On the second level, three of the four bedrooms have fireplaces and include French doors that lead to outdoor spaces. Additionally there is a two car coach house with two bedroom apartment above and lovely yard. An opportunity to update a well-preserved gem - this house awaits the next chapter of it's incredible history.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #10648988
  • Price$1,450,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Bathrooms5.50
  • Full Baths5
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage5,836
  • Acres0.28
  • Year Built1904
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached Single
  • StyleTraditional
  • StatusContingent

Community Information

  • Address5235 South University Avenue
  • AreaCHI - Hyde Park
  • CityChicago
  • CountyCook
  • StateIL
  • Zip Code60615


  • Parking Spaces2
  • # of Garages2
  • GaragesHeated


Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved


  • HeatingGas
  • CoolingNone
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementUnfinished
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces7
  • FireplacesWood Burning, Decorative Only
  • Stories3 Stories, Coach House

Interior Features

Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Skylight(s)


  • ExteriorBrick, Limestone, Slate
  • Exterior FeaturesPatio, Storms/Screens
  • RoofSlate

Listing Details

Listing Office

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

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Price Change History for 5235 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL (MLS® #10648988)

Date Details Change
Status Changed from Active to Contingent
Status Changed from Price Change to Active
Status Changed from Active to Price Change
Price Reduced from $1,598,000 to $1,450,000 $148,000 (9.26%)
Status Changed from New to Active

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Listing information last updated on June 1st, 2020 at 10:36am CDT.