In November we learned that the Francis J. Dewes Mansion at 503 W Wrightwood Ave in Lincoln Park was available for $9.9 million. Yesterday, the home finally arrived on the MLS, where it now represents the second highest price among all Chicago listings — only William Wrigley Jr’s 12,120 square feet of raw penthouse space at 65 E Goethe St costs more.
The mansion was one of the most lavishly detailed and decorated homes in Chicago when it was built in the 1890s. It’s a Chicago landmark, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In November, Joe Zekas visited the home with its listing agent, Mary Bennett of Koenig & Strey — above is the first segment from the tour.