Stuff that sells: Landmark Abbott House sells for $1.6M

4605 N Hermitage, Chicago

Curbed’s Mark Boyer reports on the sale of the landmark Dr. Wallace C. Abbott House, a 120-year-old Queen Anne at 4605 N Hermitage Ave in Uptown. The home sold in 2004 for $1.5 million and again in 2006 for $1.95 million; yesterday, after a year and a half on the market, it closed for $1.6 million.

Redfin says its the biggest sale the community area has seen since August 2008, when a Prairie-style home at 757 W Hutchinson St closed for $1.8 million.

Three homes in Uptown are currently listed above the Abbott House’s selling price: a six-year-old six-bedroom at 4726 N Dover St, priced at $2.7 million; a 6,100 square-foot Georgian home at 4230 N Marine Dr, priced at $2.8 million; and a 4,000 square-foot home at 801 W Castlewood Terrace, owned and renovated by interior designer John P. Regas, priced at $2.99 million.


  • Sheridan B 6 years

    Is that Abbott related to the labs? I’d say this house is Queen Anne rather than Prairie though.

  • And that’s why I called it Queen Anne instead of Prairie.

  • And yes, same Abbott.

  • Although this is technically in Uptown, most people refer to this stretch as Ravenswood. The character of the area changes west of Clark St.

  • In Ravenswood (which we define as Montrose to Foster and Clark to the River, and includes much of the Lincoln Square community area), six homes have sold above $1.6 million in the past five years. The most expensive home in the neighborhood is the 5,000 square-foot single-family at 2122 W Agatite Ave, priced at $2.09 million.

  • ..and Ravenswood neighborhood is in both Lincoln Square and Uptown Community Areas, as is Buena Park and Sheridan Park neighborhoods are in Uptown, as Budlong Woods is in Lincoln Square and so forth. Oh, very confusing for somebody from the burbs!

  • Also in Uptown are Clarendon Park, Margate Park and Wilson Hell (boundaries vary hourly).