Stunning seven bedroom, four and a half bath, brick Queen Ann was built by architect Henry F. Starbuck in 1884 for a very prominent Hyde Parker, W. Waterman. Today, 5810 South Harper or 'Villa Waterman' stands as one of Harper Avenue's most majestic homes possessing architectural features that make it potentially significant in the surrounding community. With 6,000 square feet of living space distributed on four levels, the residence provides modern day comfort and amenities in spacious light-filled rooms adorned with inlaid hardwood flooring, a total of six fireplaces, breathtaking period-stained glass windows, custom mill work and twelve foot ceilings....The main floor is anchored by a custom eat-in kitchen. Two large living rooms, a dining room with with fireplace and a sun room with floor to ceiling windows complete the layout. Entertaining, both indoors and out, is easily accomplished via the multilevel decks. The second floor is appointed with three bedrooms, an office and laundry. A second, larger laundry room is located on the lower level. The primary bedroom including the sitting room, walk-in closet, en suite bath and terrace is comprised of over 550 square feet. The spacious primary bathroom is luxuriously equipped with heated floors, deep claw foot soaker tub and dual sinks creating a relaxing retreat. Accessing the second and third levels, one admires the ornate mill work of the custom staircase enhanced by the beauty of the stained glass windows at its landing. Enjoy a large versatile light filled space with great functionality on the third floor. Currently being used as a recreation room, the space could easily transform into accommodations for extended family or guests. The residence has two exterior parking spaces with the possibility of creating other parking options.The private back yard outdoor spaces are lush and green. While the interior decor has changed many times over the years, the presence and elegance of 5810 South Harper continue to remind us of an era of great innovation, style and beauty. Harper Avenue has very close proximity to the University of Chicago, Lab School, Metra, shopping and many of Hyde Parks great attractions.
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