Built in 1885, the Archbishop of Chicago’s mansion at 1555 North State Parkway is a thing of beauty, nestled on the southern edge of Lincoln Park on its own half block of the Astor Street District of the Gold Coast. The grand structure, home to Chicago’s Catholic leaders for over a century, has hosted pontiffs and presidents. The grounds are plush and expansive, and the 19 chimneys give the red brick and stone building a distinctive 19th century silhouette.
At the edge of the estate, overlooking the designated landmark is 1525 North State Parkway, built 10 years later in 1895. Forty windows looking out at the grounds of the Cardinal’s mansion provide a rich backdrop to the beautifully designed and colorful rooms of this stately 8,000 square foot residence. Among the home’s many attributes are six fireplaces, a paneled library, six bedrooms, and a beautifully landscaped terrace. Meredith Meserow of Koenig & Strey’s Gold Coast office represents the home.