Highland Park, Ill. | $1.499 Million
A 1938 brick Colonial Revival with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a 0.37-acre lot
This North Shore suburban house originally belonged to Leslie Goudie, a leader of the Chicago Teamsters union at a time when the organization was rocked by gangland violence. Mr. Goudie was reported to have traveled in an armored car in the company of police bodyguards to avoid the fate of his predecessor, Patrick Berrell, who was killed by machine-gun fire. Mr. Goudie died in 1944 of complications from hernia surgery. There has been only one owner of the home since.
The property is half a mile south of the Highland Park business district, where there is a Metra train station with service to Chicago (the trip takes about an hour). Driving time along I-94 is about 35 minutes in light traffic. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in Ravinia is two miles south; the Chicago Botanic Garden is three miles south; and a public beach on Lake Michigan is a mile and a half east.
Size: 6,477 square feet
Price per square foot: $231
Indoors: The front door is set in a shallow central portico topped by a wrought-iron balcony. It opens into a foyer with refinished pale hardwood floors, light teal walls with ivory molding, a Murano glass chandelier and a curving staircase with wrought-iron spindles and banister. To the right is a 30-foot-long living room with the same surface materials and palette; it includes a bay window and a wood-burning fireplace with a Deco-style, carved-wood surround inset with black marble. The décor themes continue in the formal dining room, on the left.
A swinging door opens from the dining room to a bay-windowed breakfast area and connecting kitchen with a white, black and teal mosaic tile floor, white-tile walls, original white-metal cabinets topped in stainless steel and updated appliances.
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