Rehabber guts Chicago Palos Park midcentury home lists at $2.15 million

“We’re heading to rebuild it all with the midcentury flair it experienced, but modernized,” Fiala said. The indoor bowling alley will keep on being, Fiala mentioned, but the kitchen and baths, such as a single in a “Fabulous Fifties” pink and blue model, will be replaced solely, as they ended up all from 1957 and not in superior doing the job get. 

While not yet rehabbed, the home came back again on the market February 12, priced at pretty much $2.15 million and represented by Vicki Morice of Keller Williams Infinity. It is on the current market now, in gutted affliction, “to give a customer a prospect to get included in deciding upon how it will glimpse,” Morice claimed. 

Renderings (at the bottom of this tale) of the proposed interior by architect architect Ashley Freeland Miller, Fiala’s spouse, clearly show what they have in intellect for the reconstruction. Amongst the ideas Freeland Miller provides is a reworking of the home’s octagonal family room, with a built-in fireplace pit in the heart. 

Fiala is the second operator in 4 many years to launch a rehab of the home. Built in 1957 by Ed and Betty Paciora, the home stayed in their relatives until following their fatalities, offering in 2017 to an Orland Park rehabber for $320,000. That company in no way got heading on the rehab and place the property again on the industry in March 2020 at $300,000. Fiala’s firm set it less than deal eight times later on, and paid out about seven p.c over the asking price. 

While the home’s frozen-in-time seem that Crain’s confirmed in photos past yr (in a common publish broadly share amongst midcentury fanatics on social media) is gone, he require to contend with water injury was effectively recognized. The Orland Park rehabber’s agent, George Simic of John Greene, Realtor, told Crain’s past 12 months that simply because of drinking water hurt, the inside rehab would have to be extra than cosmetic.