Chicago Movie Home for Sale

July 08, 2011

Whether or not you want to live in a famous parcel of Chicago real estate, it’s still fun to read about them, so here goes:

The unique interior of 336 W. Wisconsin Ave. includes a glass-floored catwalk over the 1st floor Grand Room.

The East Lincoln Park home where some scenes from the movie “The Fugitive” were filmed is on sale for $3,950,000.

The four-story home, located at 336 West Wisconsin Avenue in Chicago, boasts five bedrooms, including three master suites with a fireplaces in each, four full baths and two half baths, a library, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna/steam room, an elevator, a garage roof deck and an attached, three-car heated garage.

But it wasn’t built that way.

According to Curbed Chicago, the home started out at half its current size.

An architect named Ron Ysla bought the lot from the city in 1979 for $45,000 and built a two-story home on it.

The home eventually landed in the hands of Dr. Norbert Gleicher, who added two more floors, the elevator, two more bedrooms, a study and the roof deck to bring the home’s square footage up to 6,129 square feet.

It was Gleicher who reportedly convinced Fugitive actor Harrison Ford and director Andrew Davis to use his home for the movie, and Ford supposedly based some of his Dr. Richard Kimble character on Gleicher.

The brick home is mostly carpeted on the upper levels; the main level has hardwood, marble and slate flooring. There are four fireplaces in all, and the tax bill on this home in 2009 was $46,639.

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