The elaborately detailed Victorian stone facade is the work of the architecture firm Wilson & Marble
Dining Room
Carved shells hells decorate the greystone parapet, a motif that is reflected on interior carvings.
A beautifully carved panel from the 36" wide front door, which ushers guests into a mosaic tiled ves
This intricate brass door plate and knob is original, one of several in the house whose lacy details
"The centerpiece of the foyer is this handsome built-in coat bench, a sure eye-catcher when visitors
The foyer bench is detailed with images of heraldry - shields, ribbons and fleur de lis.
The hand-carved newels of the main staircase of this 19th-century Kenwood home represent "the astoni
The glowing light fixtures found on the first floor may be holdovers from the home's original gas la
Even the radiators, such as this one in the foyer, are elegantly detailed.
The living area offers two distinct parlors, with a curved bay and one of five fireplaces in the hom
Original features in the second parlor of the living room include the wood and multi-tonal tile mant
Opposite the fireplace is the dramatic visual of the carved staircase rising to the second level.
The great Victorian craftsmanship of this home is evident in the delicately carved mantel of the din
The kitchen has been updated with oak cabinetry that nods to the historical finishes in adjacent roo
The kitchen opens into a sunroom with a skylight that in turn opens to the back yard.
Sky-lit and cozy, this is a beautiful place to relax adjacent to the kitchen. The back yard and gar
An east-facing bay of windows in the master bedroom captures bright morning sunlight. This main room
Master Bedroom
During an earlier renovation, one large bedroom was divided into a master walk-in closet and bath.
3rd Bedroom
The second level has two additional bedrooms (one with a fireplace) and a full bath - a great space
4th Bedroom

4938 S Ellis
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Built by the prominent Chicago architects Horatio Wilson and Oliver Marble in 1891, this handsome 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3-story limestone row house is a fine example of the architecture for which the historic South Kenwood Landmark District is known. What unites the exterior and interior are remarkably intact details - from concave shell detailing of the facade, to the intricate mosaic floor of the entry, to dramatic carved staircase rising three stories. The main level has been meticulously restored and features a double parlor and formal dining room with new hardwood floors, while the kitchen has all of the modern conveniences. On the upper 2 levels are 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths, and a large laundry. The finished lower level has space for an in-law suite, a full bath, kitchenette, wine storage, media room and play area. A brick patio and garage are accessed through a sky-lit sunroom. In move-in condition, this beautiful family home awaits the next chapter of its amazing history.

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