Koenig and Strey GMAC Real Estate Agent Laura Topp lists Chicago Landmark Abbott Mansion

Posted by Cari O’Brien — January 12, 2010

Chicago, IL - Laura Topp, Koenig & Strey sales associate out of the Lincoln Park office has been named the listing agent for the well known and esteemed Chicago Landmark Abbott Mansion, located at 4605 N. Hermitage in Chicago’s North side Ravenswood neighborhood. This 15 room Queen Anne-style house was built in 1891 by pioneering physician and pharmacologist Dr. Wallace C. Abbott, founder of pharmaceutical giant Abbott Laboratories. This Fortune 500 Company with over 72,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of $29 billion was originally established out of the first floor office and lower level of the Abbott Mansion.

This rarely available residence has been occupied by only four families over the years. The Abbott family occupied the home until Dr. Abbott’s death in 1921. One family owned the home for 27 years, during which time the mansion underwent a six-year renovation. Abbott Labs subsequently purchased the home in 2004. The most recent owners have replaced mechanicals, renovated the carriage house, and repainted the exterior with such attention to detail that the home was awarded the 2009 Chicago Painted Lady Award. All occupants have taken extraordinary care to maintain the historical integrity of the home, and the Abbott Mansion received Historic Landmark designation in 2006. The Landmark status enables buyers to participate in the Landmark tax freeze program.

Rich in historical significance, the possibility to purchase this distinctive home offers a rare and special opportunity. Due to its size and locally prominent location on a large corner lot, the Abbott Mansion has long been a well-known house to the residents of Ravenswood. The original portion of the house was designed by architects Rudolph Dehlgren and Oscar Lievendahl in 1891 with the coach house addition in 1906. With its polygonal corner tower rising over two- and-a-half stories, wood-frame construction, horizontal wood clapboards, beautiful and expansive form and welcoming wrap-around porch, this home is typical of many late nineteenth century homes built in the Chicago neighborhoods.

Contact Koenig & Strey sales associate Laura Topp at 773-419-0076 to schedule your showing of this remarkable beauty. Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate’s Lincoln Park branch is located in 1940 N Clark St and may be reached at 312-642-1400. Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate has over 900 sales associates serving Chicago, the North Shore, Lake County, and the western suburbs. Koenig & Strey is part of the HomeServices of America, Inc™ family of outstanding real estate companies, and is the exclusive Chicagoland affiliate of Christie's Great Estates. For additional information, please visit www.ksgmac.com.

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