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The Oscar Mayer Mansion Is A $1.75 Million Fixer-Upper

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 6, 2015 5:00PM

Are you in the market for an old home with a lot of character that needs a little bit of work? There are a lot of those on the market but few are the Evanston home once owned by tubesteak king Oscar Mayer Sr.

The onetime hot dog king of Chicago lived at 1030 Forest Ave. in the northern suburb from 1927 until his death in 1965 but the home has fallen into decay over the ensuing decades. A look inside reveals the understated elegance Mayer used to enjoy in this house, with very few opulent trappings in the 7,000 square-foot home outfitted with six fireplaces and a hella large boiler.

But you can see there are some building blocks in place for rehab in the stained glass windows and dark wood accents on the staircase. The list price for the home: $1.75 million. We're going to need to talk about a raise if we want to place a bid on this home.

[Curbed Chicago, Redfin]

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