Outrageously Colorful Home With Dark Past Seeks New Owner

July 21, 2014

Located in Kenwood, this historic home has seen some things, but is so bright and colorful, you would never know. Built in 1901 by architects Benjamin Marshall & Horatio Wilson, this home belonged to banker William T. Fenton. Fenton suffered from severe illness and insomnia, and in 1922, the banker drowned himself in Lake Michigan just blocks away from his home. The home where the banker lost his mind now sports colorful rooms and big bright lighting fixtures throughout the entire house. The colonial revival home has been deemed architecturally and historically significant by the Chicago Historic Resources Survey, and currently has an “Orange” classification. Much of the home has been updated over the years, but has been sitting on the market for four months without any bites. For $1.99 million, you could be this storied home’s next owner.

·1000 E 48th St. Chicago, IL 60615 [Redfin]
·Chicago Banker, 73, A Suicide in Lake [NY Times]

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