House of the Day: 398 Park Place

This landmarked sandstone house at 398 Park Place in Prospect Heights was designed by Magnus Dahlander and Alex Hedman and built in about 1894 by developer William Reynolds. The style is a Renaissance and Romanesque Revival blend ornamented by lots of carved panels. The top level looks like a mansard roof but is flat; it’s actually pressed metal, also with decorative panels.

The house is a tad narrow at 18.25 feet but has quite a few details inside, including inlaid parquet floors, stained glass and old doors. It’s set up as two floor-through rentals over an owner’s duplex; the latter has been updated and has central air. While some of the updates feel a little random to us, everything looks to be in good condition. What do you think of the house and the ask of $2,950,000?

398 Park Place [Halstead] GMAP

4 Comment

  • I love the look of the sandstone houses, especially when they have more of a green hue to them.

  • GMAP link is wrong (goes to listing).

    Nice having a 131 foot lot. Love the stained glass window. Nice block.

    I know 20′-25′ is preferred, but I went to a small concert in a 17 footer this weekend and was surprised how many we fit into the double parlor.

  • Not sure this is a $3m house — it doesn’t look polished enough and the 3-family configuration isn’t so desirable at this price point. However it’s a great location and the chronic lack of inventory, especially in Prospect Heights, is driving prices like nothing else. Did anyone else notice that 393 Sterling Pl went to contract after barely 3 weeks on the market? The ask was $3.385m. A very beautiful house on one of the best blocks in the neighborhood. But only 17ft wide!

  • While there are some nice aspects to this house, especially given the pictures shown, it has a very narrow feel. For $3 million, I would want a sense of spaciousness. I guess I will stay in my single family, fairly open (but NOT open floor plan!) brownstone in central CH.