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Szabla-designed Mega Flip Mega Flops to $80K Price Chop

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While our readers disagreed rather intensely about the quality of developer and self-styled preservationist Sam Szabla's design, the 6-bed, 4.5 bath, 1916 beaux arts mansion is clearly a well-built house with tons of curb appeal and a massive amount of living space (over 7000 square feet). There's a design studio in the home proper and a smartly laid out carriage house apartment that brings income potential to prospective buyers. The finishes here (whether you like the paint colors or the designer) are high-end and costly, and the kitchen is chock-a-block with fine Brazilian stone and luxe appliances. And it's not hideous or poorly laid out, which puts it above many in similar homes. At the new ask of $419.9K, perhaps people will love this house just a smidge more than they did at nearly $500K, though only time—and the market—will tell.


We gotta admit, we're keen on the place, but ymmv, so let the discussion begin anew. Of course, the house sold in 2014 for a mere $68K, making this the flip to end all flips even if it lands at the current paltry $419 ask. Comparable houses have sold for even more than this place wants. One in nearby Arden Park went for $525K in May, while one we wrote about last week is asking $320K for half the square footage and no carriage house (at least not one renovated into an apartment and featured in the listing).

·110 Arden Park/a> [Zillow]
·101 Chicago [Curbed Detroit]
·155 Chicago [Zillow]