This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from January 04, 2011
This handsome graystone was one of Potter Palmer's earliest development projects. It was built as one in a pair of symmetrical homes around the corner from Palmer's lakefront mansion, the Castle, which is no longer in existence today. Many of the home's original details remain intact, including fabulous rift-sawn oak flooring, plaster moldings, a mosaic foyer, leaded glass windows, a beamed ceiling, and an ornate carved staircase. Other pluses include high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms. The lower level features a recreation room, a second kitchen, and a bath with access to the backyard/patio.The home is only a half block from the lakefront with its beaches, jogging and biking trails, and other recreational opportunities. Also nearby is Goudy Square Park, a highly popular fenced playlot with children's climbing and play equipment, swings, and a giant sandbox, all with padded turf.Although there is no parking onsite, leased garage parking is readily available in the condominium building just north of this home at 1310 N. Ritchie Court.