Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Chicago history? What about live in one? For real though.
The Flair House, one of Chicago's most historic buildings, hit the market recently. The River North home not only used to play host to famous block parties but also helped birth the Chicago Marathon--all thanks to the work of Lee Flaherty, who worked at an ad agency the building. Pretty much everything in the place has been locally sourced or plucked from another Chicago building.
The property features some extravagant renaissance design, including a four-story spiral staircase, giant bar, coy pond and some incredible stained glass. In terms of basic amenities, it has five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The beauty and history is all yours for $2.99 million.
Listing provided courtesy of Katie Barreto, ERA Team Feinstein LLC.
The view of everyone who looks in. — John Shipka
Look at all that history. Plaques on plaques on plaques. — John Shipka
Welcome. — John Shipka
A view of the skyline from the deck. — John Shipka
The back deck has an upper level for lording over guests. — John Shipka
More of the back deck. — John Shipka
The skylight at the top of the stairs is almost alarmingly close. — John Shipka
The stained glass accents are everywhere. — John Shipka
The walls decked out in the dining area. — John Shipka
One of the office spaces. — John Shipka
This staircase has more than one level. — John Shipka
One of the bathrooms, with a couple mirrors in case you can't see yourself. — John Shipka
From behind the bar. — John Shipka
Another dining area. — John Shipka
The bar area, with more stained glass. — John Shipka
The living room. — John Shipka
These aren't your grandma's windows. Or are they? — John Shipka
There actually is an alternative staircase, if you must. — John Shipka
The base of the staircase, complete with in-house fountain. — John Shipka
Up the stairs. — John Shipka
One of the bathrooms. — John Shipka