This home was built in 1898 by architects Holabird and Roche. The firm is well known in Chicago for some landmark building including the Marquette Building, the Three Arts Club and City Hall.
The home was built for P.H. McNulty in the classical revival style of the late 19th century. The beautiful detailing has been enhanced by the multi-color painting on the porch and window frames. The hipped roof is interrupted with three pedimented dormers. As you stand in front of this lovely home notice the Anna Hydrangeas which have been planted in front of the porch. The current owner planted them this year. The focal point of the façade is the beautiful fanlight bay window on the second floor. This same Adam Style window design is used above the front entrance with sidelights.
As you enter the hallway, you will find a library to the left and the living room and dining room to the right. The living room mantel is an antique replacement with the original hearth tile. Where the ceiling meets the wall, notice the beautiful detailing of the wood brackets above the dentil molding cornice. Between the living room and dining room are six panel pocket doors.
The dining room is one of the loveliest rooms in the house. The bay window brings in lots of light and warmth. The fireplace is the original wood-burning fireplace with beautiful oak mantel. The plaster ceiling bracket above the chandelier is also original.
The kitchen was remodeled by a previous owner with a compact food preparation area and a cozy eating area with wood-burning fireplace. Before you ascend the oak staircase to the second floor, stop to see the original marble sink in the powder room under the stairs.
The staircase features a carved pineapple newel post, a symbol of hospitality. As the top of the stairs, you will be in a central hall with four bedrooms, a bath and a short hallway radiating from it. The master bedroom, at the south front, features the small bay window noted on the façade. It has a small window bench, another cozy spot. You may exit by going down the back staircase and through the front door.