Of all the Lincoln Park megamansions in the clubby blocks south of Armitage Avenue and east of Halsted Street, this house is neither the biggest nor the most widely discussed. Nonetheless, with its busy, asymmetrical façade, a three-story balconied stairwell, and an extradeep garage bay sized to accommodate a limousine, the 14,700-square-foot house does manage to make a loud (if banal) architectural statement.
The 14-room residence has five bedrooms, three roof decks, and a sports court between the house and the four-car garage. The seller, Matthew Wolf, who could not be reached for comment, bought the place new from a developer in 1995. He listed it for sale in February 2007 with Baird & Warner’s Laura Rubin, who explains that Wolf and the eventual buyers, Steven and Ronna Zoll, settled on a sale price in June 2007. “They agreed mutually that they wouldn’t close until January ,” she says. Rubin would not disclose why, saying only that the delayed closing “worked for both parties.”
The Zolls, who did not respond to requests for an interview, moved to this house from one less than half its size and a block to the north. At presstime, they still had that house listed for sale with Rubin at $2.75 million.
Photograph: Chris Guillen