5544 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL
$ 4,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10601157
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Hyde Park
  • NeighborhoodHyde Park
  • Zip60637
  • Style
  • Year Built1898
  • Taxes20003
  • Price$ 4,200,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8000
  • Lot Size10,890 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Property Description

Designed in 1898 by well-known Chicago architect William Carbys Zimmerman, this spectacular 8,000+ square foot single-family home is located in the heart of the University of Chicago campus neighborhood and provides an unparalleled combination of gracious public entertaining areas and extensive comfortable family-friendly living spaces. The renovation of the entire infrastructure of this imposing six-bedroom, six and one-half bath home was completed in 2018 with the addition of highly-desirable modern amenities and all new mechanical systems (copper plumbing, 400-watt electrical, 7-zone high-efficiency HVAC, dual hot water heaters, back-up generator, new windows throughout). State of the art automation systems and seven commercial grade wifi hotspot transmitters provide connectivity both inside and out. Selected original vintage features were retained and restored: mahogany and oak woodwork, leaded glass windows, three gorgeous fireplaces. A stunning new addition to the rear of the house creates a one-of-a-kind open kitchen / family room. The kitchen has endless storage and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The family room, enclosed on three sides in glass, has a twenty-foot ceiling and its own kitchenette with a gas grill fully vented to the outside and a staircase down to the recreation room with pool table, home gym, and full bath. The second floor offers four sunny bedrooms, two with en suite baths, a hall bath, and a full-sized laundry room with access to a private roof deck with a fire pit. The entire third floor is given to a luxurious master suite, comprised of separate living and sleeping areas, two walk-in closets, and a truly amazing spa bath with double vanity, European shower, and deep soaking tub. The beautifully landscaped private backyard has a separate pergola-covered patio area for outside entertaining. In addition to the main areas described above, the lower level of the house also includes a private four-bedroom, two-bath fully-functional apartment with a separate entrance. There is parking for at least four cars in the double driveway with the possibility of a garage in back.

Elementary School
Ray Elementary School
Price History
1/3/2020 Listed $4,200,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Lake Shore Drive to 53rd St, West to Woodlawn, South to property.
District Elementary School 299
District High School 299
District Middle/Junior School 299
Elementary School Ray Elementary School
General Information None
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
New Construction No
Parking Space/s
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2018
Taxes 20003.57
Waterfront No
Year Built 1898

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 10 Flooring Other
Addtl Room 10 Name Utility Room-Lower Level
Addtl Room 4 Name Den
Addtl Room 5 Name Office
Addtl Room 6 Name Library
Addtl Room 7 Flooring Ceramic Tile
Addtl Room 7 Name Recreation Rm
Addtl Room 8 Name 2nd Kitchen
Addtl Room 9 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 9 Name Foyer
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished, Exterior Access
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 19X17
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 15X15
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 14X12
Corporate Limits Chicago
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 18X17
Dining Room Level Main Level
Electric 400 Amp Service or Greater
Family Room Dimensions 18X17
Family Room Flooring Ceramic Tile
Fireplace Features Decorative Only
Fireplace Locations Living Room, Other
Fireplaces 3
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air, Indv Controls, Zoned
Interior Features Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, 1st Floor Bedroom, In-Law Arrangement, 2nd Floor Laundry, 1st Floor Full Bath, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s)
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Grill-Indoor, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 19X17
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Island
Laundry Dimensions 13X9
Laundry Features Multiple Locations
Laundry Level/Floor 2nd Level
Living Area 8000
Living Room Dimensions 26X21
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 29X21
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 3rd Level
Other Room 1 Dimensions 14X11
Other Room 10 Dimensions 20X8
Other Room 2 Dimensions 22X11
Other Room 3 Dimensions 17X13
Other Room 4 Dimensions 14X9
Other Room 4 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 15X11
Other Room 6 Dimensions 14X13
Other Room 6 Level Main Level
Other Room 7 Dimensions 35X27
Other Room 7 Level Basement
Other Room 8 Dimensions 13X11
Other Room 9 Dimensions 17X12
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, Eating Area, Den, Office, Library, Recreation Room, 2nd Kitchen, Foyer, Utility Room-Lower Level
South 5544
Street Suffix Avenue
Total Bathrooms 6.1
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

City Chicago
Acreage .25
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Concrete
Exterior Features Patio, Roof Deck, Fire Pit
Lot Dimensions 50 X 218
Lot Size Area .25-.49 Acre
Parking Ownership Owned
Roof Tile
Sewer Sewer-Public
Total Parking 4
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
2nd Kitchen 13X11 Basement
5th Bdrm 14X11 2nd Level Hardwood
6th Bdrm 22X11 Main Level Hardwood
Den 14X9 2nd Level Hardwood
Dining Room 18X17 Main Level Hardwood Separate
Eating Area 17X13 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Family Room 18X17 Main Level Ceramic Tile
Foyer 17X12 Main Level Hardwood
Library 14X13 Main Level Hardwood
Living Room 26X21 Main Level Hardwood
Master Bedroom 29X21 3rd Level Hardwood
Office 15X11 Main Level Hardwood
Recreation Rm 35X27 Basement Ceramic Tile
Utility Room-Lower Level 20X8 Basement Other


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60637

AVG $450K
AVG $4,267
AVG 30
Year Built
AVG 1921
AVG 67
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