A six-bedroom, 13,000-square-foot brick mansion in Streeterville relationship to the nineteenth century that just lately was once proposed as a hashish dispensary was once indexed on Sept. 16 for $3.95 million.
Inbuilt 1885 and designed by way of the Burling & Whitehouse architectural company, the three-story mansion at 212 E. Ontario Boulevard has had many numerous makes use of over time. For its first a number of many years, it was once a single-family house, and its maximum noteworthy proprietor and resident was once famous portrait painter George Peter Alexander Healy, who lived there till his demise in 1894.
After International Struggle II, the mansion most commonly was once occupied by way of industrial makes use of, together with promoting company places of work within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. Within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, it housed a house furniture store known as Julian B, in line with a Dec. 7, 1974 Tribune article by way of June Hill. The home suffered harm from a big fireplace within the overdue Fifties, and it was once expanded with an addition within the Nineteen Seventies.
In 2008, the American Faculty of Surgeons, which had had an established presence locally together with within the development subsequent door, paid $2.2 million for the mansion.
The American Faculty of Surgeons bought the home in 2021 for $2.2 million to Ontario Chicago LLC, a Lake Wooded area-based undertaking that renovated the mansion, checklist agent Jason Hiller of Jameson instructed Elite Boulevard. Previous this yr, the co-owners of the Dispensary 33 chain of marijuana dispensaries proposed putting a dispensary within the antique Ontario Boulevard mansion. On the other hand, after the plan drew community opposition, town’s Zoning Board of Appeals in August gave a thumbs-down to the speculation, and no more than a month later, the mansion’s homeowners positioned it up on the market.
“It’s an overly distinctive development. It may be made again right into a single-family house if somebody needs to try this, nevertheless it additionally has a large number of alternative to do blended use, with residential and administrative center, and retail-wise as neatly. And we’ve had a couple of eating place teams taking a look at it,” Hiller stated. “The dispensary team that implemented were given denied, sadly. We had been hoping that was once going to head that approach. It’s an out of this world development, and it’s were given a really perfect historical past.”
The mansion has 5 toilets, 4 fireplaces and a three-car storage. The dealers just lately authorised a freelance to promote the mansion. Hiller declined to remark at the purchaser’s most likely use for it.
The mansion had a $85,387 belongings tax invoice within the 2020 tax yr.
Goldsborough is a contract reporter.
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