Baird & Warner to Represent Newly Restored Oscar Mayer Mansion
Evanston Mansion Undergoes Extensive Preservation and Restoration
Chicago, IL — May 2, 2016 — Affectionately referred to as the Oscar Mayer Mansion, the property at 1030 Forest Ave. in Evanston was home to the sausage king himself from 1927 to 1965. The turn-of-the-century house — represented by Susan Ani, broker associate at Baird & Warner’s Evanston office — was purchased in Fall 2015 for $1.1 million by Jim Kastenholz and Scott Hargadon of J&S Home Renovation LLC.
Built in 1901, the Mansion was originally designed by Swedish architect Lawrence Halberg. It is thought that his industrial and European style influenced the ultimate design of the mansion. Thanks to this historic and architectural significance, the Oscar Mayer Mansion is an official landmark in the historic Lakeshore district.
The home’s stunning architectural detail, wood work and brick fireplaces are among the original features restored throughout. The new additions include, a glass breakfast room, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, a new master suite, central air, and a new energy efficient boiler which will run heat through the original radiators. The mansion features six bedrooms and four and a half baths for a total of 7,400 square feet. Baird & Warner will launch the listing Monday, May 2, for $2,950,000.
The timing of the renovation also coincides, by chance, with Oscar Mayer’s announcement that its headquarters will return to Chicago in spring 2016.
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